Explore the Entry


Explore the Entry

Garden EntryJohn Temple protected his grand adobe house the Los Angeles River by building it on the top of the hill keeping it safe from the torrents caused by periodic flooding. That meant that there was a steep hill for the oxen and horses to climb to get to the house.

In 1931 Ralph D. Cornell paved the gently curving drive with asphalt all the way to the garage and forecourt. There were no gates or fencing this far out in the country but brick pilasters and short run of wall were added at the base of the drive to create a sense of entry.