An Echo Park building thick with mystery

ang” movies, told Dubois that he thought the building once served as a stage coach stop.

“But if it was built in 1908, from what I can find, stagecoaches were not around then,” said Dubois, who has researched the history of his current home on nearby Scott Avenue. A description of the property found in a 1946 county assessors documents says that the “taxpayer claims this is one of the old landmarks of the district.” The property, however, does not turn up on any lists of historic monuments.

So, now Dubois, in addition to figuring out how to update the plumbing and electrical systems in a building with two feet thick walls, is seeking help from fellow residents who can provide any tips or information that might explain the building’s unusual construction.

“Any info you can pass my way, ” said Dubois, “would be greatly appreciated.”

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