Porter Hotel grand opening, San Fernando, 1912
The Porter Hotel decorated with patriotic bunting for the grand opening, San Fernando, 1912. The hotel was located on the west side of San Fernando Road north of Brand Boulevard and occupied the second floor of the building. Black and white photograph, 3 x 5.5 in.
Santa Monica Dairy Company - 1887 Herman Michel bought out Charles Hawe's dairy at Seventeenth and Santa Monica. He had 45 cows in a corral just of the boulevard. As the business expanded, the dairy was moved to the Ballona Creek area, where the dairy man purchased 1000 acres. The Company name was later changed to Edgemar Farms. Michael sold his herd in 1947.' Early Santa Monica - Louise B. Gabriel, Santa Monica Historical Society Museum/Google Books
Carrowntryla House was one of the ‘Big Houses’ in Dunmore, County Galway and is a place of personal interest to me as it was in this house that my grandmother was born in 1915. Her father, a former RIC constable, was the caretaker there until 1928. It is not known for certain where the name comes from. In its corrupt English form it appears to have several spelling variations. Carrown is a corruption of Ceathrú meaning quarther and Tryla possibly comes from traonach meaning corncrake, a bird…