The photographer of modern Los Angeles living preferred a traditional home in Echo Park

The photographs of mid-century homes by Maynard Parker helped promote the reputation of Los Angeles as a city fascinated with the new. Thousands of his photos, which appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times and national home decor magazines, are being put online by the Huntington Library, according to the LA Times and Curbed LA. But while Parker was known for capturing images of trend-setting West Coast homes, he and his family lived in a traditional house – complete with shutters and a white picket fence – on Lemoyne Street in Echo Park. The house, with the exception of new paint and mature landscaping, looks pretty much the same today as it did about sixty years ago when it made appearances in national magazines (top image). Parker’s family and Echo Park neighbors also showed in his photos. Read more in Home & History.

Image from HistoricEchoPark.org

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