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Mission Village Auto Court (Los Angeles)
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The Los Angeles Mission Village Auto Court opened in 1926 and closed in 1962.
Robert E. Callahan, a silent film actor and author, built it in the Spanish Revival style
which was popular in the 1920's.
 
The individual units were replicas of frontier and American Indian structures.
Mission Village was torn down in 1962 to make way for a freeway.
 
Robert Callahan wrote several novels based on American Indian themes, including
Daughter of Ramona, Lone Indian, Heart of an Indian, The Glory Hole, The Singing Bandit,
Santa Fe Trail, and Desert Outpost.
He wrote the film "Daughter of the West" in 1949.
 
The token dates from the 1940's or 1950's and the postcard from the 1950's.
Hotel Mission Village Auto Court
1. Mission Village Auto Court, Los Angeles, California, Good Luck Coin
 
Bronze, 29mm, 9.02gm
 
Obverse:
Spanish Mission arch
MISSION VILLAGE
AUTO COURT
5675 W. WASHINGTON
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
 
Reverse:
Star and horseshoe
MISSION VILLAGE
AUTO COURT
5675 WEST WASHINGTON
LOS ANGELES
GOOD LUCK CHARM
BE KIND BE FRIENDLY BE CHEERFUL AND THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
Hotel Mission Village Postcard
2. Mission Village Auto Court Color Postcard Front
 
Cardboard, 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (14.0 x 8.9cm)
 
MISSION VILLAGE / 5675 W. Washington / LOS ANGELES
Fine Beds, Tile Showers, Electric Refrigeration, Sunny, Cozy and Quiet, Friendly and restful.
Easy access down town Los Angeles, Beaches, Hollywood and Studios.
Phone WHitney 2652
 
MISSION VILLAGE / 5675 W. Washington / LOS ANGELES
Open Day and Night
$1.50, $2, $2.50, $3
Fiesta Hall, Billards, Ping-Pong, Badminton.
Near Market, Cafe, Club, Church and School.
150 TRAILER Spaces.
Phone YOrk 9162
 
Designed, Erected, Owned by Robert E. Callahan
Author of the novels Daughter of Ramona, Lone Indian, Heart of an Indian,
The Glory Hole, The Singing Bandit, Santa Fe Trail, and Desert Outpost.
 
Hotel Mission Village Postcard
3. Mission Village Auto Court Color Postcard Back
 
"In the Heart of Los Angeles"
See our Pent Houses ... Morado ... Pueblo ... Hang-Town Museum ...
Trapper's Hut ... Kiva ... Indian Relics .. Spirit Room
Also Desert Outpost, Beaumont, California
Natural Color Post Card
Made in U.S.A. by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis. (Day)
(Number) 27315
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