Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Glendale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bel Aire

727 Kenneth Road

 
 
Bel Aire Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Ellis, December 24, 2020
1. Bel Aire Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1922 by Mattison Boyd Jones, businessman, politician, and community leader. Home and gardens frequently used as background for motion pictures, television, and commercial filming.
 
Erected by City of Glendale, California.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 34° 10.27′ N, 118° 16.295′ W. Marker is in Glendale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Kenneth Road just west of Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 W Kenneth Rd, Glendale CA 91202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casa Adobe de San Rafael (approx. 0.6 miles away); Casa de Carmen (approx. 0.7 miles away); El Miradero (approx. 0.8 miles away); Miss American Green Cross (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doctors’ House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grand Central Air Terminal (approx. one mile away); Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Bel Aire Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Ellis, December 24, 2020
2. Bel Aire Marker
Wider view of location, marker is seen at lower right
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker. The marker is near the Sidewalk on the East side of the lot. The property is a private residence and not open for visitors. The home can be seen from the street.
 
Regarding Bel Aire. Mattison Boyd Jones was one of Glendale's most prominent early residents. He owned properties on Brand Boulevard. He was chairman of the advisory board of the Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank in Glendale, a stockholder in the Glendale Daily Press (predecessor of the Glendale News-Press), and president of the Brand Boulevard Improvement Association.
In 1922 Jones built his home at 727 Kenneth Road. The twelve-room structure was designed as a southern style mansion. It was known as the "White House", or Bel Aire.
The structure was the model for Tara in the filming of "Gone With The Wind". A member of David O. Selznick's film crew stated that the Glendale mansion was the inspiration for Tara, but filming was never done at the house. The actual location of Tara was on the backlot of MGM Studios in Culver City.
 
Bel Aire image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Ellis, December 24, 2020
3. Bel Aire
Street view of the Residence
Viewed through the gate. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 18, 2021
4. Viewed through the gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by Brian Ellis of Glendale, California, USA. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 162 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2020, by Brian Ellis of Glendale, California, USA.   4. submitted on May 19, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=163467

Paid Advertisements
 
 

Jul. 6, 2022