Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake

The Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake, founded by Mabel Normand.

Silver Lake - The Mack Sennett Studios, a stately blue-gray building across Fountain Avenue from Thomas Starr King Middle School, is full of history, all right. But not much of that history has to do with the storied silent film director and producer Mack Sennett.

Instead, Survey L.A. refers to the active sound-stage and film tech venue at 1215 Bates Ave. as the Mabel Normand Feature Film Company, the business that actually occupied the building when it opened in 1916.

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