Beautifull RARE stock certificate from the Wilshire Boulevard Land Company
issued no later than 1906. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a woman threading her spinning wheel. This item has the signatures of the Company’s President, James V. Baldwin and Secretary, George B. Ellis and is over 105 years old. Issued to James V. Baldwin.
Baldwin, James V., 536-8 H. W. Hellman Bldg., Los Angeles.
California Savings Bank, Los Angeles.
Glenwood Land Co., Los Angeles.
Western Ave. Land Co., Los Angeles.
Wilshire Boulevard Land Co., Los Angeles.
Wilshire Land Co., Los Angeles.
Notables of the Southwest - 1912
JAMES V. BALDWIN
His best-known tracts are those in the West Adams and Wilshire Boulevard sections, and comprise the highest class of subdivisions, such as
West Adams Heights, Westmoreland Heights, Wellington Place, Westminster Place, Larchmont
Heights, Wilshire Hills, Wilshire Heights and many
other similar properties in recently opened resi-
Mr. Baldwin was the first real estate operator
to buy up acreage and start the improvement of
subdivisions in the now exclusive Wilshire district, and
he has been the largest realty
operator in that portion of
the city. His far-sightedness
and belief in the city's future
have caused him to reach out
far beyond the generally supposed limits to which the
city would expand for many
years, and in almost every
instance the growth has almost immediately caught up
to him, confirming his judgment. It was this advanced
judgment that has made him
one of the foremost realty
operators in Los Angeles.
His prudence in choosing the'
choicest districts for residence purposes has been a
feature that has stood out in
Mr. Baldwin's career.
Mr. Baldwin is always
found among the foremost
men of Los Angeles, in his
walk of life, in everything
that pertains to the development, growth and welfare of
a Greater Los Angeles. He watches with keenest
interest the development of the Los Angeles Harbor,
the Owens River project and other similar movements that have a local or national bearing on the
welfare of Los Angeles. He has been identified
with and is one of the leading spirits in the growth
of the Los Angeles Realty Board.
Mr. Baldwin is interested in a number of indus-
trial and manufacturing projects and is a director
in the California Savings Bank of Los Angeles.
He is prominently associated with movements in
Los Angeles in almost every branch of the business
and financial world and by reason of his untiring
work in any matter which he undertakes is re-
garded as among the leaders in all the propositions
intended to advance and upbuild the business or
commercial interests of his adopted city.
A man of genial personality, he is a conspicuous
figure in the social life of Los Angeles and is one
of the leading clubmen. He is a member of the
California Club, of the Los Angeles Country Club
and of the Jonathan Club of Los Angeles, and resides at the California Club.
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