Monday, February 22, 2010
Genealogy Research at the Main Library Los Angeles
I left Woodland Hills around noon and then took the Red Line to Pershing Square in downtown LA. It was a short walk on a clear blue sky day up the hill on 5th to the Main LA Library. What I nice facility. Taking the escalator to the fourth floor basement in the Tom Bradley Wing, I was led to the City Directory and found the location of the Chappelear relatives and where they lived around West Lake Park which is now called MacArthur Park. Henry Chappelear,in 1916 was living at 2004 7th Ave in LA, Levi Ross at 628 S Westlake Ave and Ross Holmes, with brother Oliver Wendell with their mom, Matilda, aka "Tillie" at 450 Grand View. I went to all the locations and found that the homes have changed quite a bit. Very much a Latino neighborhood.
The Musica Store is at 2004 7th, listed as the address for the home of Henry S Chappelear who is listed as a watchman in the 1916 LA City Directory on p541.