Hyperallergic – In 1926, oil heiress Aline Barnsdall donated several acres of her Olive Hill estate to the city of Los Angeles. The hilltop estate of olive and citrus trees overlooking Hollywood Boulevard would have been eagerly received by the municipal government had Barnsdall been a typical member of the city’s elite. A traitor to her class, she sympathized with organized labor, befriended the anarchist activist Emma Goldman, and advocated for radical causes that gave the city’s political leaders pause. – read more 

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