Vivien Thelin and her husband, Howard, built the first house on Robin
Glen Drive in northwest Glendale in 1962. They had their choice of
lots on the newly opened street, which was "out in the wilds with
deer and snakes. Other lots had gorgeous views, but I wanted to be
closer to Hillcrest Avenue and other people." Their closest neighbor
was Arthur Campbell, whose hilltop house was accessible off of
Highland Avenue. Thelin said the area was developed by K.S. Robinson
after a large house on Hillcrest was demolished to provide access.
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