Centennial Institutions: Communities in the SFV and Better Homes & Gardens Magazine!


Better Homes & Gardens magazine celebrated their centennial in March of this year.  

Interesting fact about this print and online magazine include:

A world of changes have occurred since 1922, but similarities between then and now are outstandingly surprising.  Enjoy the links to yesterday.   Keep in mind these cities in the San Fernando Valley were established in 1922:

Winnetka was founded by Charles Weeks in 1922.

Woodland Hills was known as Girard when it was established in 1922.  How a visionary scoundrel created Woodland Hills in the 1920s 

Tarzana was suggested as the name by a L.A. Times reporter, in 1920, for the 540 acres Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs purchased in 1919 and attempted to market as a development. The Origin Story of Tarzana, a Neighborhood Named After an Ape Man - LA Weekly

Granada Hills was originally called Granada when established in 1926 Granada Hills History - Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council (ghnnc.org)

Van Nuys  was established in 1911 but there are still buildings standing!! 1922 – Here in Van Nuys  "the town was founded in 1911 and named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, a rancher, entrepreneur and one of its developers"

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