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Hart Mansion Under Construction, 1927
Newhall, California


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HART MANSION UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Hart Mansion under construction, October(?) 1927.

Silent film superstar William S. Hart purchased the 254-acre Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall in 1921 from Babcock Smith but continued to make his home in present-day West Hollywood. In 1926, following his retirement from the screen, he commissioned Los Angeles architect Arthur Kelly to build a Spanish-style home atop the windy hill on the Newhall property for himself and his sister, Mary Ellen.

Completed in 1927, Hart christened it "La Loma de los Vientos," or Hill of the Winds. It was designed in such a way that the wheelchair-bound Mary Ellen had exterior access from her second-story bedroom.

Mary Ellen died in 1943, Bill in 1946. In his will, which was unsuccessfully contested by his estranged son, William Jr., the elder Hart left his Newhall estate to the people of Los Angeles County. Today the grounds are maintained by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, while the mansion is a component of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County system.


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HART CATEGORIES:
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WM. S. HART
PARK & MUSEUM
Newhall, Calif.

Park & Museum News


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Discovery Guide & Map 2017

Last Will & Testament of William S. Hart 1944


Property Acquisitions 1921‐Date


Ruling on Fundraising 1991


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Charles M. Russell Portrait 1908

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10 Millionth 'T' 1924

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Hart at Ranch ~1920s

Architect Correspondence 1926


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Const. 1926-27 x5

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Construction 1927

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Construction 1927

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Flagg Presents Portrait

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1930 x2

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RPPC ~1930s

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Amelia Earhart

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Robert Taylor Photo Shoot 1941: BTK Gun, Fritz's Grave (Mult.)

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Fire Threatens 1942

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With Dan White ~1945

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Letter from Hart to Flagg 1945

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RPPC ~1950s

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Frew Addition 1958

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Park Dedication 1958

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Dedication 1958

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Timeline: Operational Management of Museum, 1958/1988

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Entrance ~1958

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1959 x3

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Bubnash Family Picnic 1959

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Brochure 1960s

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Visitor at Turret ~1960s

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RPPC ~1960s

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Times Story 1962

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Aerials 1963

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Dogs' Graveyard, Turret, Fritz's Grave 1967

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Interiors 1968 x5

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Exteriors, Barnyard 1968 x5

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Resolution 1986: FOHP Founders

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Pole Barn ~1998

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Let's Go L.A. Video 2013

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In Memoriam: Norman the Steer 2005-2017

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Reckless Driving Bench 2017

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NHMLA Volunteer Honors 2018

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