Sunday, September 26, 2010
Eastlake isn't east of a lake -- Eastlake was a who not a where. You probably knew that, but I didn't. Nor did the 80-year old resident I talked to. "There's never been a lake here as long as I can remember," she told me.
Eastlake authored in a Victorian style of architecture, bits and pieces of which still exist on the avenue, an old avenue in the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles. I'm sure the prime examples of Eastlake Victorian were at the top of the hill; you won't find them now.
You won't find the horses, either. But if you look really hard, you will find what's left of the old corrals.
(Thanks to lincolnheightsla.com for the old horse photo.)