TBT: THE BLUE COLLAR HISTORY OF A CHIC WEST HOLLYWOOD ENCLAVE

When I moved to West Hollywood in the 1980’s my fist condo on Kings Rd. overlooked a rather sizable piece of land with two homes.  Every day I would see the elderly resident tending to the garden, building fountains, touching up the trim on his houses, mowing the lawn.  Often I would walk over and talk to him and he would share fascinating stories about the history of the city and the role that his employer,  Pacific Electric played in building up neighborhoods to house their blue collar employees. Today homes in those neighborhoods, specifically the Norma Triangle behind the Pavilions and the streets intersecting Robertson, can easily fetch upwards of $2M.  A special thank you to WeHoVille for sharing the fascinating history of West Hollywood.

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Keith Kaplan

CalBRE #01933707
Sothebys International Realty
9255 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA   90069

keith.kaplan@sothebyshomes.com

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