Christina Rice


  1. Decoy
    October 9, 2008 @ 1:22 am

    Good blog post but I am a bit confused about this structure’s current whereabouts. I’m not sure if I missed something but What actually happened to this structure? Was it eventually demolished?

    The opening paragraph states: “When the Castle and Salt Box were physically moved from Bunker Hill to Heritage Square in Highland Park, it was probably a sight most residents had never seen.”

    I looked up Heritage Square in Highland Park but did not see this structure listed there on their website.

    The closing statement reads: “As for the former residence-turned-apartment building, the Castle Towers and its residents lived a peaceful existence and until the mid-1950s when the Community Redevelopment Agency came a callin’.”

    It’s not really clear to me what “when the Community Redevelopment Agency came a callin'” means exactly.



    • Victorian Gentleman 1867
      October 12, 2008 @ 9:34 am

      Hello Decoy,
      I am a volunteer and researcher for Heritage Square Musuem. I am also the Executive Curator of an upcoming exhibit entitled, "The Long Road Home: History of Heritage Square". This exhibit will focus primarily on the buildings we currently have but will also contain information about the museum’s beginnings with the Castle and Salt Box. The exhibit opens December 1st and will run through March, 2009. 2009 will also mark our 40th Anniversary and will host a large variety of events and exhibits about Los Angeles and also a ‘walk’ to commemorate the move of the Castle and Salt Box from Bunker Hill to the Heritage Square.
      Victorian Gentleman 1867
      Los Angeles, CA


    • karwelis
      October 21, 2008 @ 7:13 am

      the unfortunate truth of the mater is, a short while after they were moved a transiant started a fire in the fire place of one of the homes burning both to the ground.
      bunker hill is worth the effort


  2. Decoy
    October 9, 2008 @ 1:58 am

    After reading another article, I learned that the house was set fire by vandals along with The Salt Box before the move was completed.


  3. inLAonLA
    October 12, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

    While at UCLA I stayed at Mira Hershey Hall for a year. I didn’t realize who Mira Hershey was until now. Thanks..


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