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Maynard Parker

So, the Echo Park Historical Society features architectural photographer Maynard Parker in its newsletter, and then what does the Huntington do several months later? Feature Maynard Parker in their newsletter. Donít ask who slipped me a copy of Huntington Frontiers, Iíll never tell. Once upon a time, Parker lived at 1600 Lucretia at the top of the Delta steps, and later he lived on Lemoyne near the water tower. Did the longtime Echo Park denizen ever dream of the hipsters and the immigrants who would dwell and pass the time on the hill below his house? Did he have any idea that a home he built from a doubled-up Sears garage kit one day would be featured in the EPHS home tour?* Or that his Lucretia bungalow would disappear in an act of banditry? There's no way of knowing -- unless you have a phone line to the afterlife, because, lovely as they are, the photos aren't telling.

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