Normandie Village Apartments
This quaint, rambling, peaked-roof French-Norman style apartment complex on the Sunset Strip opened in 1928 as La Ville Craig Chateaus, a “delightful bit of Southern France set down in Hollywood.” Monthly rent for apartments with three to six rooms started at $50. Over the years the units included artist’s studios and some commercial shops. A fire on January 4, 1955, believed to have been caused by a cigarette, destroyed 25 of the 55 units. Normandie Village continued as a residence, however. It was threatened with a hi-rise hotel development in 1962, but survived that, too, but was demolished in 1970.