Dodge, Winnie K.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
Collection size: 0.4 linear feet
Collection Summary: Wiritings and photographs documenting the Walter Luther Dodge House.
Writings include four diaries written by Winnie Dodge regarding life at the Walter Luther Dodge House, as well as the years after the house was sold. Two of the journals are cruise ship manifestos with daily thoughts recorded by Dodge. Photographs include 45 black and white prints of the Dodge House interior and grounds dating from the early 1920s and one photograph of Dodge's son, Don,1913. Also included is a passport issued in 1929 to Luna Kies Steiner, Winnie Dodge's sister and travel companion with whom Winnie lived for several years.
Biographical/Historical Note: Winnie K. Dodge (1868-1939) lived, with her husband, Walter L. Dodge, in the Dodge House, a home designed by architect Irving Gill, in West Hollywood, Calif., from the time until it was finished in 1916 until it was sold in 1924.
Donated 2012 by Roger Humphries, who inherited the papers from an unknown relative who had ties to the Dodge family.
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