Before Hollywood was Hollywood!, one of LA's first movie factories, the Selig Polyscope studio, set up shop in Edendale, around the border between Echo Park and Silver Lake. More than a century later, developer Trumark is building a project called SL70 on the now-empty parcel; the collection of 70 little houses is being built under the city's small lot subdivision ordinance and units are expected to go for about $600k each. In an attempt to honor the site's history, Trumark is giving the tiny streets in the new development names like Silent Era Drive and Silent Era Road (confusing), Selig Drive, and Tom Mix Road, named after the famous Western star minted at Selig Polyscope. The studio, by the way, changed hands several times and at one time was taken over by Fox. The area now straddles crazy Glendale Boulevard and the 2 Freeway, so buyers may want air purifiers.
· Would you pay $600,000 to live on Tom Mix Road? [Eastsider LA]
· 70 Little $500k Houses Slated For Echo Park/Silver Lake Border [Curbed LA]