The Front Yards of 90042
This front yard found just north of York Blvd. near Occidental College reminds us that in the midst of urbania, our home if not our castle, can at least be our own ranch in the frontier of the wild west of Los Angeles.
The use of weathered wood, wagon wheels and discarded farm implements from another era is nothing uncommon in 90042. Many homes here use antiques from the old west for decoration and fencing. Not sure about what era using such things became popular (maybe in the 1950s with the popularity of Westerns on TV and in movies?). But like the yucca plants of the 1960s or queen palms of today, the Western / Frontier look took hold in Highland Park, and this home at 4946 Meridian Street is the best example of that.