Friday, October 18, 2013

The House at the End of the Street

I recently took a great tour of the Banning Mansion in Wilmington.  I grew up a half a block away on Cary Avenue, and used to play in Banning Park surrounding the house, but until September I'd never been inside.

What a treat to see all the eclectic treasures of the Banning family including their fascinating "Hair Art," made from real human hair.  Nothing went to waste in that family!

Phineas T. Banning was known as the Father of the Port of Los Angeles and he named Wilmington after his hometown in Delaware.

So great to find something so beautiful hiding in plain sight.

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