Diorama of Palos Verdes, California.

Abstract/Description: Image shows interior view of unidentified office building with view of diorama of Palos Verdes. Visible is the southwest side of the peninsula with model ships sailing along Portuguese Bend in foregound and mountains in background. An architectural mantel inscribed with "PALOS VERDES" is visible along the top of the diorama. A display case of vases is visible in background at far right. Diorama created by James Tillworth (“J.T.”) Edwards, geographer, artist and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. The model was constructed in E.G. Lewis’ offices in Atascadero in 1921, and transported to Los Angeles for display in January 1922. Howard H. Towle (1891-1972), an early salesperson in the Palos Verdes Project, notes in his oral history (Palos Verdes Local History Room, p. 3) at having seen the model installed in the Auditorium Building (also known as the Temple Auditorium) on Fifth Street and Olive across from Pershing Square.
Subject(s): Diorama--California--Palos Verdes
Date Created: 1921