Wyvernwood in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, was the first large-scale, privately funded multiple housing development on the West Coast when it opened in 1939. Designed by architects David J. Witmer and Loyall F. Watson, in collaboration with landscape architect Hammond Sadler, this fine and thriving sister city to Baldwin Hills Village is now threatened with demolition.
To facilitate reading the recent series of blog posts about Wyvernwood, here are links to each one in order:
INTRODUCTION: Garden Cities at Risk
CHAPTER ONE: Clarence Stein 101
CHAPTER TWO: The Wyvernwood Architects - Witmer & Watson
CHAPTER THREE: Hammond Sadler, Wyvernwood Landscape Architect
CHAPTER FOUR: Wyvernwood and the "Hostetter Tract"
CHAPTER FIVE: Creation of a Garden City
CHAPTER SIX: "Community of Rental Homes in Park Opens Today"
See also the article I wrote for the Cultural Landscape Foundation's website, about the possible demolition of Wyvernwood, and how you can voice your opposition: