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The mission of the Palos Verdes Library District is to provide a welcoming environment and open access to library services and materials that encourage lifelong learning, support the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of our diverse Palos Verdes community, and facilitate the preservation of the Peninsula’s history.


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Note : Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, not all fold-outs and article layers were captured during digitization. Fold-outs that have been digitized were captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 302 Pages of 302 (11 1/2 x 16 in.)
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by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Tri-fold brochure with drawing of man smoking a pipe looking out towards the ocean on front cover. Describes progress made during 1924 and plans for 1925 on the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes text outlining road construction, water mains, electrical trunks lines, road surfacing, nursery, tree plantings, La Venta Inn construction, golf...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Note : Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, fold-outs have been captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Handwritten source notes for individual articles or pages, in which the material was already folded, have also been captured. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text.
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 278 Pages of 278 (11 1/2 x 16 in.)
Note :  Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, not all fold-outs and article layers were captured during digitization. Fold-outs that have been digitized were captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text.
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 202 Pages of 202 (11 1/2 x 16 in.)
Softcover booklet bound with string with color design on cover showing a women picking flowers outside a home with the ocean visible in the background. Foreword of booklet reads, "This brochure has been prepared to serve a dual purpose. To those who as yet do not know the beauty of Palos Verdes Estates, it is sent as a personal invitation to come and visit us. To those who already love its rolling hillsides and its magnificent ocean views, let it be a souvenir of days of gladness spent in...
Topics: californiarevealed, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Source: Pamphlet: 36 Pages of 36 (10 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. )
Palos Verdes Library District, Local History Center
by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure with sales office information on front cover and facts about Palos Verdes on the back cover. Describes underwriting opportunities to purchase non-convertible notes in Palos Verdes for $312.50 per acre with text outlining location, contours, climate, soil and water of the Palos Verdes area. Collection Title : Palos Verdes Project Collection Source : 4 Pages of 4: Brochure (4.5 x 9.25 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure with design of a construction scene on the cover. Describes progress made during 1923 and 1924 on the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes text outlining road construction, water main, golf course construction, business plazas and home sites with conceptual drawings of business areas and black and white photographs including the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure with black and white photograph of woman looking through binoculars on front with caption, "Madame Galli-Curci on her Palos Verdes Estate Planning Her Landscape Development" and text on back cover. Describes attributes of the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Center fold includes a reprint of an article from East-West...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Black softcover booklet bound with staples with a design on the front cover. Describes the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates, comprised of approximately 3,000 acres divided into four districts: Valmonte District on the northeast; the Malaga Cove District on the west; the Lunada District on the south and the Miraleste District overlooking the Los...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on yellow-colored paper with an image on the front of Malaga Cove School and the playground with lush landscaping in the foreground. Inside image shows Malaga Cove School taken from the south side with cars parked on Via Almar and Redondo Beach in the background. The back of the brochure has a drawing entitled, 'Malaga Cove School and General Plan for School Grounds And Recreation...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure with image on front cover of two-story house with ocean visible in the background and on back cover image of fountain in Farnham Martin's Park. Describes the 'Standard of Added Value' as a tool to measure any real property and outlines added values in the Palos Verdes Estates development including, architectural restrictions and controls, comprehensive park system plan, basic plan governing development, amenities (golf...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
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by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Tri-fold brochure with design of man and women with seaside scene on front cover. Describes the typical day living in Palos Verdes, schools and playgrounds for children, social activities, greens fees, and advantages of homeownership in Palos Verdes with black and white images of the golf course, golf club and homes. Sales office addresses included. Collection Title : Palos Verdes Project Collection Source : 6 Pages of 6: Pamphlet (4 x...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Note : Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, fold-outs have been captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Handwritten source notes for individual articles or pages, in which the material was already folded, have also been captured. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text.
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 334 Pages of 334 (11 1/2 x 16 in.)
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on orange-colored paper with an image on the front of a coastline with boats in the middle. Brochure interior reads: "A little acre in Paradise - To dream a home and have that home realized just east of the sunset [:] the lull of the beating surf, the fishing fleet at anchor just offshore, the gorgeous coloring of the setting sun. Such a feeling of peace and quiet comes stealing...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on blue-colored paper with an image on the front with homes in the foreground looking north towards Redondo Beach. Brochure interior reads: "When the time comes for you to consider moving your home to a location where apartment houses can never encroach ... Investigate Palos Verdes Estates ... now recognized as one of the Nation's foremost Residential Communities." Neuner...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on green-colored paper with an image showing three golfers on the golf course. Brochure interior reads: "Your golf course is at your door when you live at Palos Verdes Estates. It is considered one of the best in Southern California. This golf course will never be subdivided, because its 213 acres and other hundreds of acres of parks surrounding it in Palos Verdes Estates have...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on buff-colored paper with an image showing a street with cars parked on the front. Trees and several two-story homes are visible in the distance. Brochure interior reads: "OLMSTED BROTHERS, the nationally known Landscape Architects, are Directors of Design at Palos Verdes Estates. Their roads are famous the world over. Here no unsightly gashes mar the hillsides. The roads wind in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on orange paper with an image of a two-story stucco home with a tile roof and a view of the ocean looking north towards Redondo Beach. Brochure interior reads: "You would be proud of a home with a view like this. At Palos Verdes Estates it is possible to have a view that will be permanent. Protective Restrictions were placed on the entire property before any sales were made. There...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, fold-outs have been captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Handwritten source notes for individual articles or pages, in which the material was already folded, have also been captured. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text.
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 478 Pages of 478 (11 1/2 x 16 in.)
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on green-colored paper with an image on the front of a large two-story home with tile roof in the foreground, a row of Eucalyptus trees in the middle and a partial view of the ocean and mountains in the background. Brochure interior reads: "OLMSTED BROTHERS, internationally known Landscape Architects, have utilized to excellent advantage the unique topography at Palos Verdes...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Palos Verdes Library District, Local History Center
by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Flyer with four black and white images on one side and text on the other side. Describes attributes of the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Sales office addresses included. Collection Title : Palos Verdes Project Collection Source : 2 Pages of 2: Pamphlet (4 x 8.75 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
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by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Softcover booklet bound with staples with drawing of women picking flowers. Describes attributes of the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes text outlining project history, town plan, zoning, schools and playgrounds and protective restrictions with black and white photographs of the golf club and La Venta Inn and drawings of Malaga Cove School...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Note : Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, fold-outs have been captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Typed/handwritten source notes for individual articles or pages, in which the material was already folded, have also been captured. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text.
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 418 Pages of 418 (11 1/4 x 16 in. )
Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Fold out brochure with an image of a path lined with eucalyptus trees on the front and an image of the shoreline with a ship visible in the distance. Shows a pictorial view of the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes 23 black and white images of various places in Palos Verdes including, Malaga Cove Plaza, Malaga Cove School, La Venta Inn, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
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by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Softcover booklet bound with staples with drawing of women picking flowers on front. Describes progress made on the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes text outlining history, town plans, zoning, schools, playgrounds and protective restrictions. Includes map in centerfold showing the four residential districts with drive times to Redondo...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on grey-colored paper with an image on front showing the interior of a home with chair and table on either side of an arched window. The view from the window shows Redondo Beach. Brochure interior reads: "Does your Living Room window frame such a view as this...where you might think you were gazing on the blue waters of the Mediterranean? This is truly America's counterpart of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
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by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure with image of two story stucco house with tile roof. Describes project special house #7 on Paseo del Mar with floorplans and black and white images showing views of secluded patio. Includes sales price and sales office location. Collection Title : Palos Verdes Project Collection Source : 4 Pages of 4: Pamphlet (6 x 9 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Flyer with six black and white images on one side. Describes attributes of the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes sales prices and sales office address. Collection Title : Palos Verdes Project Collection Source : 1 Page of 1: Flyer (8.5 x 11 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on orange-colored paper with an image on front of coastline at sunset. Brochure interior reads: "The glorious Turneresque sunsets seen from the Palos Verdes homes are an inspiration to all. Over ninety per cent of all lots are restricted to one-family houses. No flats or apartments are permitted in the single-family neighborhoods." Neuner Corporation Litho LA stamped on back...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on blue paper with an image of two two-story stucco homes with tile roofs and a view of the ocean looking north towards Redondo Beach on the front. Brochure interior reads in part: "If you had your choice, would you live in a city block similar to scores of thousands of other city blocks; or would you live in a place which has no duplicate in all the world...where your Inness and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
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by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure with design of a man and woman on the cover. Describes purchase opportunities for lots in the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes text outlining price and purchase of non-convertible notes for lots in the Palos Verdes development. General sales offices, contact information and directions to development area included on back and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on yellow-colored paper with an image of a two-story stucco home with tile roof on the front and a view of the ocean looking north towards Redondo Beach on the inside. A floorplan of the home is included on the back. Brochure interior reads in part: "The lure of the Italian and French Mediterranean Riviera calls you. Would not such a picture, framed by the windows of your own...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
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by Palos Verdes Project
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Softcover booklet bound with staples with drawing of city buildings and ships. Describes projected growth of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Harbor area and how the development of the Palos Verdes residential area can address the demands brought on by growth. Includes mention of ownership change and Bank of America as trustee. Collection Title : Palos Verdes Project Collection Source : 16 Pages of 16: Brochure (4.5 x 5.75 in.) Digitized...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure with text. Includes description of streets used to get to Palos Verdes from Seventh and Hill Street, Wilshire Boulevard, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Sales office location noted on front cover. Collection Title : Palos Verdes Project Collection Source : 4 Pages of 4: Pamphlet (4 x 8.25 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, Brochures, californiarevealed
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on blue-colored paper with an image on the cover with view looking south with group of ten riders on horseback along the beach near Torrance. La Venta Inn is visible in background on hilltop behind the riders. Brochure interior reads: "Riding at Palos Verdes Estates offers unusually interesting bridle trails over the hills, through the canyons and down along the blue waters of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on blue-colored paper with an image on the cover of La Venta Inn. Image shows an elevated view of the Inn looking northeast. Brochure interior reads: "You can select a home-site at Palos Verdes Estates so that your living room window will frame this widely-known picture, where the deepest ultramarine of the Pacific softens to a lovely turquois [sic]; and where at sunset the purple...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Softcover booklet bound with staples with drawing of man and women looking at a map. Describes purchase opportunities for lots in the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes text outlining growth of Los Angeles County, purchase options using convertible or non-convertible notes, subdividing opportunities, investment tips, safety of the area, and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Note : Pamphlet opening vertically. Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Folded brochure on gray-colored paper with an image of the cover showing the southwest side of the Gardner Building. Brochure interior reads: "The stores and shops at Palos Verdes Estates are being housed in modern buildings around open squares, but the effect, when these arcaded plazas are completed, will remind one of the centuries-old towns of picturesque Spain. The wisdom of the management in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Home ownership--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History, Palos Verdes...
Note :  Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, not all fold-outs and article layers were captured during digitization. Fold-outs that have been digitized were captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text.
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 250 Pages of 250 (11 1/4 x 16 in. )
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Softcover booklet bound with staples. Describes attributes of the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates, compared with the "standards of the ideal California home." Includes text outlining 1) Attractive Surroundings, 2) Convenience, 3) Effective Restrictions, 4) Facilities for Outdoor Recreation, 5) Community Life, 6) Provisions for the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Note :  Due to the fragility and construction of the original object, not all fold-outs and article layers were captured. Fold-outs have been captured were captured once (as-is) to replicate the viewing experience, and once again with content unfolded to expose the artifactual significance. Please contact Palos Verdes Library District for more information about a specific page, article, or text.
Topics: californiarevealed, Archival resources, Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Printed ephemera
Source: Scrapbook: 256 Pages of 256 (11 1/2 x 16 in. )
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Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Softcover booklet bound with staples. Describes progress made during 1923 on the first development area for sale in the planned residential community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes Estates. Includes text outlining road construction, installation of water system, golf course construction, business plazas and home sites with drawings and black and white photographs of employees and testing of the water system. General sales...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...
Series : Promotional brochures and pamphlets Description : Tri-fold brochure with drawing of a woman looking out towards the ocean on front cover. Describes the work of the Olmsted Brothers throughout the United States on parks, universities, expositions, residential communities and city planning and street layout. Center foldout of brochure includes reproduction of a letter from Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. to Henry Clarke, Director of Sales for the Palos Verdes Project, with a portion of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Real estate development--California--Palos Verdes Peninsula--History,...