Lost L.A. Archive

Lost L.A.: Huntington's private tribute to wife Arabella

The railroad magnate's tribute to Arabella is housed on manicured San Marino grounds.

Lost L.A.: Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House could be leaving town

Known as La Miniatura, it is for sale and has drawn international interest.

Lost L.A.: Rancho Los Alamitos

Jonathan Bixby had 26,000 acres in what is today Long Beach. But as car travel pushed oil exploration, it went from sprawling ranch to oil supplier.

Lost L.A.: A view of U.S. history in 1887 El Molino Viejo photo

The picture of two artists taken in the garden of the San Gabriel Valley mill tells a story of our nation's past.

Lost L.A.: Saddle up for this horse tale

A forthcoming history of the Banning family recounts son Sanford's adoration for all things equine.

Bungalows made American dream of home ownership possible

Small, simple homes with an open floor plan were born from a demand by ill people who came to SoCal for warmth and clear air.

Something for the little missus

The collection made in the San Fernando Valley was supposed to streamline and update meal making, and Metalcraft delivered on that promise with well-designed wares at an affordable price.

Bank failures strike a blow to city’s art

Recent bank failures have meant that some of the art commissioned for Home Savings buildings in L.A. is lost forever.

Utopia in Hollywood

Hellman buildings were inspired by national spirit

Christmas Tree Lane continues to glow in Altadena

Hollenbeck Home for the Aged in Boyle Heights in the 1890s

Glendale Sanitarium: A spa dedicated to good health

Octagon house in Heritage Square has a multidimensional history

Hearst's Mount Vernon West

A thorny history with the cactus

Alexis Smith, collage artist uprooted

One wicked curve

Robinsons-May Beverly Hills: A shopping icon that may drop

Singleton Court in West Adams was the home of scandal

Greenacres tree kept Christmas spirit year-round

It was Huntington's master plan