R.E. Ibbetson House, 1889

West Adams Blvd

At the time the vintage photo was taken in 1980, the Victorian residence was owned by Douglas Carlton, an engineer and preservationist who was director of “Keep Old Los Angeles”, which he claimed help save the Wiltern and other significant LA Landmarks. He ran for mayor twice, bolstered by a group called FAT (Frustrated Angry Taxpayers). He financed one of his runs with the sale of this house.

Here is the house from another angle today:

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