Posted: Sunday, March 31st, 2019 by Gaelyn Whitley Keith

 


Originally Yamashiro was Whitley Hill.  H J Whitley sold the property to the Bernheimer brothers just as the film industry cam to settle in Hollywood.  The name Yamashiro translates as "Mountain Palace" in Japanese.  In 1911, the Bernheimer brothers began construction of the hilltop mansion.  It was used to display their collection of Asian treasures.  Hundreds of craftsmen were hired from the Orient to recreate a replica of a palace in Kyoto, Japan.  Yamashiro is located 250 feet above Hollywood Boulevard.  

 

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Who owned the property before HP Whitley? As a genealogy hobbyist, I’m always interested in the chain of possession.

Jerry Aurand
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Who owned the land before HP Whitley?

Jerry Aurand
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HJ Whitley purchased 480 acres in the heart of Hollywood that the ran from La Brea Blvd to Cahuenga Blvd. He purchased the land from E C Hurd.

Randy Whitley Keith
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