3637 N. Lowry Road 90027
3637 N. Lowry Road 90027 Los Feliz USA
Spanish Colonial Revival
Pierpont & Walter S. Davis, architect.
Manly Palmer Hall, a Canadian-born scholar and philosopher, lived at 3637 Lowry Road.
Hall, the Philosophical Research Society’s first president, was a seeker and lover of wisdom, the very definition of a philosopher. Hall spoke and wrote extensively of the wisdom found in all ancient traditions. He found deep cross-cultural threads and revealed many interconnected roots of modern religious expression. He embraced the wisdom of every tradition, and, with a fluid command of their obscure and complex contents, worked to express their unifying truths.
Hall’s legacy is over 200 printed volumes, 8000 lectures, a handpicked library which is one of the finest in the field, and a Society and University that continue in his spirit of universal exploration and learning. During the early 1930s, Hall traveled to France and England, where he acquired his most extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts in alchemy and esoteric fields from London auctioneer, Sotheby & Company. Through an agent, due to the depressed economic conditions of the era, Hall was able to buy a substantial number of rare books and manuscripts at reasonable prices.
In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to the study of religion, mythology, metaphysics, and the occult. (Philosophical Research Society)
3637 N. Lowry Road was home to actor Peter Bonerz in the 1990s. (Source: www.movielanddirectory.com)
3637 Lowry Road (Value: $25,000): 1) Lawrence Larrabee, owner and head of household; 46 year old white married male; married at age 31; born in Pennsylvania; parents born in New York; an attorney in general practice. 2) Teneriffe Larrabee, wife; 45 year old white married female; married at age 31; born in Wisconsin; father born in New York, mother in Indiana; not working. 3) Lawrence T. Larrabee, son; 8 year old white male; in school; born in California. 4) Mabel Williams, servant; 21 year old Negro divorced female; married at age 18; born in Georgia; parents born in Georgia; a servant in a private family.
3637 Lowry Road (Rents for $110): 1) Manley P. Hall, head of household; white married male 39 years of age; born in Canada; a lecturer in his own business. 2) Paul Fog, caretaker; white married male 52 years of age; born in Belgium; caretaker in a private ; family. 3) Margaret Fog, wife; white married female 25 years of age; born in France; housekeeper in a private family.
Type: Spanish Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 2,874 sqft
Lot Size: 14,800 sqft
Year Built: 1927