Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Park Place

 
This Victorian home on Park Avenue is for sale.  The house, built in 1900, is filled with gingerbread and also, at 2,584 square feet, a lot more rooms than you might think when looking at the house from the street.  This is the first time that the house has been on the market in thirty-nine years. 

According to the realtor's website, there are stories that say the home was built for Lucky Baldwin's sister.  I did a bit of digging around, and aside from finding out that he had a sister who may have been named Lucy, I couldn't find any solid info on anything else.  But, in my limited experience, stories like this don't just spring up out of nowhere.  Another mystery is waiting to be solved!  In the meantime, you can learn more about Baldwin's daughter, Anita, in a new exhibit that has opened up just south of us, at Arcadia's historical museum, The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage.

See the really cute "Park Place" Monopoly card on the front porch? Classic gamepiece on a classic house. I've always enjoyed that little nod to Monopoly, and hope that the next resident carries on the tradition. 

16 comments:

  1. oh this is a cute little place, love it! is boardwalk next door?

    have a happy thanksgiving!!!

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  2. I bet it has a cute price attached! :-)

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    1. All prices are "cute" around here!

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  3. Oh I want it! (Of course, I will have to win the lottery first - just checked out the price.) I love the idea of having a porch. Have a nice day tomorrow...and don't work too hard if you are cooking :).

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    1. I will share with you, when I win the lottery! No cooking for us this year. We went out to dinner. Will probably end up cooking a little something this weekend. :-)

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  4. Such a cute place! I echo LOLfromPasa, wouldn't mind a porch like that:) I've also sometimes come across an information black hole about photo subjects (amazing in this info age), look forward to whenever you solve the mystery.

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    1. I love porches, too. Makes a better way to get to know the neighbors. Interesting, huh, about the things you can't find. Maybe we're getting spoiled. I'm sure it's all at the library - but that requires my leaving the house! :-)

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  5. Great research, Adele. I love your stories.

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  6. I saw the Lucy Baldwin cabins (they're huge) by chance, when I pulled off the road while headed toward Tahoe City. Actually a man in Cabin then some smaller cabins - a compound really - plus a decapitated tennis court.

    Also a friend's mom owns a home on Fano in Arcadia that was passed down through the family. It appears that Lucky gave his workers some small plots of land on which to build homes and her great grandfather was one of them.

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  7. I hate spell check on my MAC

    dilapidated (not decapitated)

    main cabin - not man cabin

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    1. I had to turn it off on mine, PA.
      Although I must say, your spell check mishaps of today are charming. I don't know about decapitated tennis courts, but I think man cabins would sell.

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    2. Thanks for the info, PA. I'm going to see if I can learn more about the cabins. (The house on Fano sounds fascinating!)

      I'm with PB, I think those are the best spell-check mishaps I've seen in some time. Man Cabins are a great marketing idea, and will probably be big some day. You heard it here first. We were driving down from Big Bear when I read your post, and I spent much of the drive explaining to my husband why I thought decapitated tennis courts were a perfectly viable concept!

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  8. And we have just the brand of tennis racket: http://bit.ly/R74cN4

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