One of my regular correspondents in town alerted me to a possible new tactic in the residential tear down game after he got his blue card from the Planning Dept. about this house. Apparently this little house on Laguna used to have a ton of lovely flowers and plants on the two levels of the retaining wall. No one can say for sure why they are gone now, but it does make the house look a lot more forlorn.
The 1939 reverse directory for B'game shows that Robert and Caroline Swanson lived there that year and he was an assistant cashier at B of A. That would have been the old B of A, originally the Bank of Italy, and now the Apple store. Anyone know either of them? It will be interesting to see if the palm tree survives.