Last week I shared the story of how my rascals and I stumbled upon a great historical find while on a stroll. We went back this week and took some pictures. Honestly they’re not the best. Most of them were blind shots that I took while standing on my tiptoes . The better ones were taken by my Alfalfa as I hoisted him up (yes all 50 lbs of him).
This photo is the side of the house, however all sides are pretty much covered by bushes like this. I can now understand the need for some privacy because this house is surrounded by shopping centers and traffic.
There are a few holes in the bushes though that allow for a glance at the garden. From what my buddy the carpenter told me last week, one man is in charge of this garden which is home to citrus trees that are more than 100 years old!
So my mission to try to get an interview with the lady of the house continues. So I don’t look like some crazy lady off the street, I ordered some business cards from Zazzle (highly recommend). The cards just arrived today so we’re one step closer.
Meanwhile I did a little research of the family online and I found a photo of Attilio and Jane Pierotti, who built the house in 1909, as well as a photo of their daughter Leonora Pierotti, the current resident of this magnificent house and the woman I hope to interview.