Scandal at Highland Asylum for the Insane

Scandal at Highland Asylum for the Insane

Second and Spring Streets, ca. 1920 Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library Photo CollectionF.E. Howard would have plied his trade as a druggist at Dean’s Drugstore on 2nd and Spring Street in relative anonymity if it weren’t for the outcry raised by nurses at his former...
Spring Street’s Monte Carlo

Spring Street’s Monte Carlo

What was SROland’s grandest gaming establishment? Milton “Farmer” Page’s El Dorado Club. “Farmer” Page was an unlikely gambling kingpin. His nickname came from “his shambling gait and ill-fitting clothes.” He dropped out...