Brentwood (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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The future Brentwood began to change more than a century ago when 300 wild acres of brushy canyons and rabbit and coyote habitat along with sheep-grazed mesas were contributed to the cause of needy veteran soldiers. Landowners Sen. John P. Jones of Nevada and Arcadia Bandini de Baker turned the land over to the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The Pacific branch of this national hospice organization opened its doors to patients in 1888. Soon families and staff began to purchase lots and build homes near the gates. Businesses began to open to service the new residents. Through the late 20th century, this western area of the city of Los Angeles became known for beautiful neighborhoods, movie star residents, and a relaxed lifestyle it became Brentwood.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738556215
ISBN-10: 0738556211
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 7th, 2008
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)