Beautifully engraved RARE assignment certificate for property in Del Rey Hills issued
in 1928 by the Dickinson & Gillespie Holding Company. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle with a shield. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President ( Clifford Gillespie ) and Secretary and is
over 83 years old. The certificate was issued to Frank M. Wise or C. A. Wise.
In the 1920s, the firm of Dickinson & Gillespie developed Palisades del Rey. The development was situated on the Southern California coast between Venice and Hermosa Beaches in an area that is now part of Playa del Rey.
Map of Development
According to a Dickinson & Gillespie brochure, they described the property as
"Three Long Miles--yet all there will ever be--The last of the ocean front contiguous to Los Angeles---A rolling, undulating highland---Which admits of an all-embracing, wide diversification of Palisade Sites Ocean Fronts---Beach Views and Boulevard Frontages---At the strategic focal point of 5 Major Highways---In the very pathway itself of the greatest combination of value creators ever concentrated upon a subdivision development---New Boulevards---Yacht Harbor and Beach Club."
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