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Canfield Moreno Estate

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Location  1923 Micheltorena St.
Designated  1988
Year built  1923
Architect  Robert D. Farquhar
Governing body  private
Reference no.  391
Phone  +1 213-999-0920
Canfield-Moreno Estate
Address  1923 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
Architectural style  Mediterranean Revival architecture
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The Paramour Estate is a historic residence and estate located in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, California. The estate was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988 as The Canfield-Moreno Estate.

History

The mansion is a 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Mediterranean Revival architectural style mansion on 4.5 acres of view property. It was designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar and built in 1923. When it was the opulent residence of silent film star Antonio Moreno and his wife and oil heiress, Daisy Canfield Danziger, daughter of pioneer oilman Charles A. Canfield, it was the scene for lavish Sunday afternoon parties for members of high society and silent screen notables.

On February 23, 1933, Daisy Canfield was returning from a party and died when her car plunged off Mulholland Drive. Since then, the 22-room estate has seen many incarnations, including the Chloe P. Canfield School for Girls. In 1950, it became a convent for Franciscan nuns. In the 1970s the Franciscan nuns ran a home for girls at the estate. They sold the property in 1998 to Dana Hollister who named it The Paramour Estate.

References

Canfield-Moreno Estate Wikipedia


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