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Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Nuys,_Los_Angeles

Lot sales began at the new town of Van Nuys on February 22, 1911.[1] The area is named after Isaac Van Nuys, who was of Dutch descent and participant in a ranching enterprise called the San Fernando Homestead Association, a group that purchased most of the southern San Fernando Valley (south of present-day Roscoe Blvd) in 1869 to grow grain and run sheep. Van Nuys split this huge acreage with his senior partner, Issac Lankershim, getting the east area (present-day Lankershim Blvd. crossed his section). Van Nuys also built the first wood frame house in the San Fernando Valley in 1872.

But in an odd sense, it was never Isaac Van Nuys' town—land speculators simply borrowed the name of his holding, the Van Nuys Ranch. The City of Los Angeles, and William Mulholland were building the Owens River aqueduct, starting in 1905 and to be finished in 1913. The San Fernando Valley was where the water was headed—first—and speculators were out to buy the Van Nuys Ranch—and subdivide it into 3 cities, Van Nuys, Marian (now Reseda), and Owensmouth (now Canoga Park) and start land sales just as the aqueduct was finished. Issac Van Nuys took his money—left his name on the town—and returned to his Los Angeles elite—with an office building remaining downtown with his name.

The speculators, organized into the Los Angeles Suburban Home Association, including Harry Chandler and Harrison Gray Otis of the Los Angeles Times, Moses Sherman, a streetcar line owner, and Hobart Johnstone Whitley, a real estate promoter with ties as far back as the "Land Run of 1889" (the Great Oklahoma Land Rush), bought Van Nuys out, and prepared to sell the San Fernando Valley.

From the grand opening and barbecue, Washington's Birthday, 1911, Van Nuys was sold as "The Town That Started Right", plotted with set-asides for a high school and commitments to build important buildings "first", including the Bank of Van Nuys, changed but still standing on the southwest corner of Van Nuys Blvd and Sylvan Street, to give a sense that the vacant lots sold, with little more than stakes and ribbons flapping in the breeze, would bloom into a city. A major artery—double wide street—with a Pacific Electric "Red Car" line between the traffic—was built all the way from Hollywood, over Cahuenga Pass, through Lankershim (now North Hollywood) out Chandler Bl, turning right into Van Nuys on Van Nuys Bl, and then turning to the west on Sherman Way to extend to the other "new cities" on the Van Nuys Ranch, Marian (now Reseda) and Owensmouth (now Canoga Park). Big selling points in 1911—H.J. Whitley's idea—built by partner and builder Moses Sherman,take the Pacific Electric interurban—and be downtown in an hour—or drive the paved road alongside--("no speed limit"--if your Model A could do 35 mph)--all season.

And the unlimited Owens River aqueduct water—oranges, orchards,sugar beets, speciality crops—all available when the young Van Nuys voted to join the greater City of Los Angeles in 1915.

But the so-called "The Town That Started Right" was built on Tyrone Wash—two blocks east of Van Nuys Blvd—and would flood at the drop of a hat.

Two pioneers to be noted--Hobart Johnstone Whitley, promoter extraordinare, one of the "Boomers" who built towns in a day after the 1889 "Oklahoma Land Rush", who drew the designs for some 150 towns with a stick in the dust, including the San Fernando Valley cities of Van Nuys, Reseda and Canoga Park, and founder of Hollywood, just over the hill. Whitley also had a huge home along his ceremonial boulevard, the "first house" you saw as you turned from Chandler Blvd unto Van Nuys Bl.

Second, William P.Whitsett, who bought a half-interest in the Van Nuys townsite, and remained as real estate salesman and town booster, and whose influence grew till he was Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District, where he helped oversee the second great aqueduct that boosted Los Angeles' position, the Colorado River Aqueduct to Los Angeles in the 1930s.

Written accounts in the 1910s and 1920s gave much of the credit to H.J. Whitley—but Whitsett's long residence in town has given him more "historical credit" for the San Fernando Valley's progress.

Van Nuys developed slowly—currently remaining is a fine collection of 1920s and 1930s churches and California-style bungalows, which now make up a "historic preservation overlay zone" (2004) generally east of the 1914 Van Nuys High School. By the end of World War II, when the GI's were demobilized, and many came West, Van Nuys and the San Fernando Valley lived through a tremendous boom.

Many call the San Fernando Valley (and Van Nuys) in this period "America's Suburb", as in the Kevin Roderick book. Dr. Seuss even opined on what made the typical Van Nuys resident in a bit of poetry parodying "The Organization Man" of the 1950s.

If you "cross" all your "T's" and "dot" all your "I's"--
 

You can get a job in "IT" (information technology)
And you can live in Van Nuys..."

In that same sense, the Van Nuys of the 1990s has suffered the criticism of another humorist, Sandra Tsing Loh, in her book, A Year In Van Nuys.

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Victory Auto Service Center Since 1950

13736 Victory Blvd.
Van Nuys CA 91401
(818) 989-414
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Located on the south side of Victory Blvd., Van Nuys,
Just West of Woodman Ave., east of Hazeltine Ave. maps.google.com

 
 

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