Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mrs. Frederick Rindge -- 2263 South Harvard Blvd.

Updated 3/7/2017

Built around 1903, the Rindge Mansion was created for the Frederick Rindge family. Frederick and his wife Rhoda Mae came to Los Angeles in 1887, first settling in Santa Monica. After purchasing the land grant Malibu-Topanga Ranch, the family spent most of the time there until the house burned down in 1903.
Rindge Monument at
Angelus-Rosedale

Frederick was an only son who inherited a fortune from his Massachusetts parents. Unfortunately, he was to pass away soon after moving to the new mansion. He died in Yreka in 1905 while on vacation/business with his family. The Los Angeles Herald reported his death extensively. He is buried in Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery.

The home at 2263 S. Harvard Boulevard still exists today as a well-kept single family home, a city-recognized Historic Landmark, and a listing on the National Register.


Below--the house in 1910.



At the time it was still the main house for Rhoda Mae, her three children Samuel, Frederick Jr., and Rhoda Agatha, along with multiple servants and chauffeur. They were later to move back to Malibu almost full-time, and daughter Rhoda eventually took over the Malibu venue, upon her mother's passing. You may notice that Adohr  is Rhoda spelled backwards--which brings fond memories to many Southern Californians of the 20th century.


Today at 2263 South Harvard
(courtesy of the author)

Hats off to Floyd Bariscale who has taken the time to do the first 240 landmarks in Los Angeles. Here's what he had to say about the Rindge Mansion.

Old Homes of Los Angeles

3 comments:

  1. One of the most beautiful homes in LA.

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  2. I have to agree with this home being very beautiful inside and out

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