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LAistory: The Post-War House & The Home of Tomorrow

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Call it a sign of the times: The property on the southeast corner of Wilshire and Highland bears a giant banner bearing the word "Foreclosure."

Foreclosures, sadly, aren't uncommon, but this property seems like a bit of a curiosity, though, if you take a closer look. It's bordered by a low fence, and clearly used as a business, but among all the other offices, restaurants, and retailers in the neighborhood, it seems to be built more like...a home. That's because it was a home--a home nobody lived in but thousands visited in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It began as the "Post-War House" and morphed into the "Home of Tomorrow" then became home to realty offices, then slowly aged itself into near-obscurity, its purpose long-forgotten, and, clearly, its mortgage long-overdue.