windowi.jpgAnother Heritage Square selfie, this one taken with the beautiful William Hayes Perry Residence behind me. Built in 1876, in the then-fashionable neighborhood of Boyle Heights, it was, in its day, considered to be one of the finest and most expensive homes in Los Angeles.


wheelsh.jpgThere’s more to Northeast L.A.’s Heritage Square Museum than old houses. Among the cool things to look at are a dilapidated vintage train car and an assortment of rusty antique wheels.


hhh2.jpgThe [Hale] house has been called ‘picturesque eclectic,’ meaning its designer took a scroll from here and a fleur-de-lis from there and put everything together with romantic abandon. … Because of its eclectic nature, the Hale house is said to embody, in one package, many architectural inventions of the late 19th century, that buoyant and capricious era.
~ Jack Smith, from his June 1970 L.A. Times column “‘May Day’ for an Old House,” published shortly before the house was moved to Heritage Square.