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Tar Pits Booster George C. Page's House in Silver Lake For Sale

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George C. Page was the rags-to-riches developer, philanthropist, and founder of Mission Pak fruit shipper, and the guy who said "hey, there should be a museum right at the La Brea Tar Pits so scientists don't have to schlep findings to the Natural History Museum." He came to California in the teens and in 1927 had this house built for himself in Silver Lake's Moreno Highlands; according to the Silver Lake News, "The home originally had a grand entrance on Moreno Drive. Later, the property was subdivided and the lower half of the lot sold, necessitating a major change in the orientation of the house." Today it's on Kenilworth and comes with some bizarre design choices, as well as lovely original details, plus three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den with wetbar, a deck, a yard, a pool, views over the Silver Lake Reservoir, and yes: Ivanhoe school district access. Asking price is $1.399 million.
· 2178 KENILWORTH Ave [Redfin]

La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036