Built as a private home, 6720 Sunset Boulevard became a bungalow court in 1922. Thie following is my original research. The above image is from the California State Library.
Month: December 2020
6700 Sunset: The Hollywood Writer’s Club / Hollywood Center Theater
Located at the southwest corner of Sunset and Las Palmas, 6700 Sunset Boulevard was a private residence used by the newly-formed Hollywood Writers Club as their clubhouse from 1921-1937. It has had numerous address and parcel changes, which makes it confusing to research. The following is my own, original research.
6666 Sunset: Vendome
6666 Sunset Boulevard, located on the south side of Sunsent between Cherokee and Las Palmas, this building was constructed in 1929 to house the new Hollywood home of W.M. Bush DeSoto.
6665 Sunset: Charles H. Crawford Office / Crossroads of the World
My main post on Los Angeles crime boss Charles Crawford (updated 2020) is located here. This is my own, original research.
6665 Sunset Boulevard was Crawford’s business office and later the scene of his murder.
6660 Sunset: Longyear Packard / Howard Automobile Co. Buick
Located at the southwest corner of Sunset and Cherokee, this building was constructed in 1930 to house the new Hollywood home of Donald M. Longyear Packard.
6641-6657 Sunset: Blessed Sacrament Church and School
The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on the north of Sunset Boulevard near Las Palmas opened in 1928, 5 years after the parish’s parochial school located just to the west, which opened in 1923. Today the school is addressed as 6641 Sunset, the church as 6657. Previously the site had been the home of former police commissioner H.W. Lewis.
6633 Sunset: Donovan Residence / John E. Reed Photography Studio
Located at the northwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Cassil Place, 6633 Sunset was built in 1919 as a private residence and later became a photography studio.
6534 Sunset: Fred Thompson Building / Mary Helen Tea Room II / Gormet
In April 1927, local papers reported that Fred C. Thompson, cowboy star of Western motion pictures, would build as an investment property a commercial building on Sunset Boulevard next to the new Chamber of Commerce building, across the street from the Hollywood Athletic Club. Architect Henry Gogerty and set designe/architect Carl Jules Weyl designed the sprawling 2-story Spanish shopping court, which was to contain 11 shops and 9 studio spaces, built around a patio courtyard. The latter was dubbed the “court of the Olive Tree” as it featured a fully-grown olive tree in the center.
6525 Sunset: Hollywood Athletic Club
Located at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard on the north side of Sunset at Hudson, the Hollywood Athletic Club towered above its 1 and 2-story neighbors when it opened in 1924.
6520 Sunset: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Formed in 1921, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce met in rented quarters until opening its permanent home at 6520 Sunset Boulevard in 1926.