|2203 South Harvard Boulevard, Los Angeles|
" Yes sir, it sure is. Ms. McDaniel purchased this home in 1941, but not after a fight. Some of her neighbors complained that there was a 'restricted covenant' in West Adams Heights, dating back to 1902 that prevented the house being sold to non-Caucasians and so she had to fight that lawsuit in court...and she won. Louise Beavers and Ethel Waters were able to save their homes in West Adams because of this action as well.
" There are 17 rooms in all, a large living room, dining room, drawing room, den, butler's pantry, kitchen, service porch, library, and four bedrooms. It was decorated in a Chinese theme. Every year she would hold a big party and many of the legends of Hollywood attended - including Rhett Butler... Clark Gable.
" Hattie McDaniel died several years ago, in 1952, of breast cancer not far from here - at the Motion Picture House. She was 57 years old. "
Up-to-date Note : Today the house is used by a non-profit organization, Families for Families.
This post is apart of the Silver Scenes Hollywood Home Tour, hosted by Al the bus driver.