Mansionization: A National Problem

Sam Hall Kaplan examines how one of the first communities in the nation to be afflicted with mansionization has fared.

"One day a modest mediterranean or craftsman home; the next day, a pile of rubble, and the next month, a stucco souffle setting new standards for bad taste... One of the first neighborhoods in the nation to be afflicted with mansionization was Gillette's Regent Square, in Santa Monica, now expanded and known as 'North of Montana,' from Ocean east to 26th Street."

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