Palos Verdes Homes Association Photograph Collection


The Palos Verdes Homes Association Photo Collection was donated to the Palos Verdes Library District by the Palos Verdes (PV) Homes Association. The photographs in this collection were featured in one of the earliest publications on the Peninsula, the Palos Verdes Bulletin. The Bulletin, published from November 1924 to October 1931 and then again form October 1932 to June 1933, provided updates to residents and potential property buyers.

The Palos Verdes Homes Association continues to this day overseeing building and landscaping throughout the City of Palos Verdes Estates.

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"At the Golf Shop, Palos Verdes Golf Club."
"At the Golf Shop, Palos Verdes Golf Club."
Image shows view looking west along the south façade of the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Visible is a group gathered on walkway along entrance to the golf shop, with the stairway entrance to the men's shower room visible at right. A flagstone wall is visible in foreground. The two-story, eleven-room Spanish-style clubhouse is located at 3301 Via Campesina in Val Monte. The golf course, which was designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and built by William P. Bell, opened on November 15, 1924, with landscaping designed by the Olmsted brothers., Date Built: 1924, Photo Source: Palos Verdes Homes Association, Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, September 1925, p. 7., PVH building permit #22.
"Birdhouses made by boys at Malaga Cove School"
"Birdhouses made by boys at Malaga Cove School"
Image shows a group portrait with student contestants in a birdhouse competition, the culmination of a manual training department assignment at Malaga Cove School. Identified from left to right, 1. Jason Cedarholm; 2. Keegan Low; 3. Jack Wallace (3rd prize); 4. Boyd Comstock, Jr.; 5. Spencer Moeller (2nd prize); 6. Richard Yarnell (2nd prize); 7. Joe Hatashita; 8. Melroy Hodge (1st prize); and 9. Bill Bleeker. Winners received books on birds. 1930 was the first year of competition., Photo Source: Palos Verdes Homes Association, Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, April 1930, p. 1.
"E.D. Slingsby, Manager, Palos Verdes Golf Clubhouse."
"E.D. Slingsby, Manager, Palos Verdes Golf Clubhouse."
Image shows full-length portrait of Ed Slingsby, clubhouse manager, standing in front of the entrance to the dining room of the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Mr. Slingsby, former manager of the Tam O'Shanter Inn on Los Feliz Boulevard in Los Angeles, became manager of the clubhouse in April of 1926. The two-story, eleven-room Spanish-style clubhouse is located at 3301 Via Campesina in Val Monte. The golf course, which was designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and built by William P. Bell, opened on November 15, 1924, with landscaping designed by the Olmsted brothers., Date Built: 1924, Photo Source: Palos Verdes Homes Association, Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, December 1926, p. 4., PVH building permit #22.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows the front and side views of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows front view of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows the front and side views of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3., Includes duplicate 8 x 10 in. and 4.5 x 5.25 in.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows the front and side views of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows the front and side views of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. Handwritten on back of image is "Winifred Potee-Yachting." In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows front view of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3., Duplicate 5 x 7 in. copy included.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows the front and side views of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3.
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
"Land of My Sunset Dreams" float, Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California...
Image shows the front and side views of the Palos Verdes Estates float for the Tournament of Roses parade held January 1, 1927. In accordance with the year’s theme, “Songs in Flowers,” the Palos Verdes Estates float illustrated the song “The Land of My Sunset Dreams” by Wendell Hall, and symbolized the marriage of a beautiful young lady, Palos Verdes, to Neptune, the god of the Sea. The main feature of the float was a large univalve shell made to resemble polished abalone, in which Neptune was supposed to have come to the shores of Palos Verdes. Two of Neptune’s mermaid daughters driving seahorses led the float. A replica of La Venta Inn was featured on one side of the float. It also included eight girls representing sports played all-year round in Palos Verdes Estates including tennis, golf, swimming, polo, yachting and horse riding. The float was designed by noted Southern California artist, Ralph Holmes and was decorated with kelp, carnations, roses, heather and English ivy provided by the Palos Verdes Nursery. The float won first prize in its “A-2” class for communities of 20,000 population or less. The second and third place winners were Whittier Chamber of Commerce and the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce, respectively., Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, January 1927, p. 3.
"Loggia of Palos Verdes Golf Club."
"Loggia of Palos Verdes Golf Club."
Image shows view looking east from the triple-arched loggia entrance of the north façade of the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Several golfers are visible through the archway, with an iron railing and flagstone floor in foreground. The two-story, eleven-room Spanish-style clubhouse is located at 3301 Via Campesina in Val Monte. The golf course, which was designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and built by William P. Bell, opened on November 15, 1924, with landscaping designed by the Olmsted brothers., Date Built: 1924, Photo Source: Palos Verdes Homes Association, Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, August 1925, p. 2., PVH building permit #22.

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