A Mapped Introduction To LA’s Victorian Mansions

By Hadley Meares It was during the Victorian era, from 1837 to 1901, that Los Angeles transformed from a small, dusty Mexican outpost into a Gilded Age American boom town. Thousands of homes were built during this time, and though many were lost, the structures mapped here survive. They are a testament to the wide… Keep reading

Vintage SoCal: Altadena mansion built by Andrew McNally charts a course to the late 1800s

By Lauren Beale Andrew McNally, co-founder of the atlas publishing company Rand McNally, put this Altadena mansion on the map. Built in 1888, the distinctive house is in the Queen Anne-style but more horizontal and less fussy than the vertical Victorians of the time. McNally often used the house, with its three-story rotunda, to entertain… Keep reading

McNally Mansion in Altadena Is Postcard-Worthy History Worth Preserving

By Lisa Johnson Mandell The iconic, three-story Andrew McNally mansion in Altadena, CA, is now on the market for $3.79 million. A lucky buyer can live in the residence once known the world over as a recruiting tool for the Southern California lifestyle. Born in 1838, McNally originally hailed from Northern Ireland and partnered with William Rand in the map business in Chicago in the 1860s,… Keep reading

Queen Anne home built in 1888 for mapmaker Andrew McNally hits the market

By Marilyn Kalfus A Queen Anne-style mansion in Altadena built in 1888 for mapmaker Andrew McNally is for sale for the first time in 65 years. The 6,938-square foot, nine-bedroom house at 654 E. Mariposa St. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The manse was designed by Frederick Roehrig, architect of Pasadena’s landmark… Keep reading

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