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1905

120′ x 150′
12,781
OP-2
4289-013-017
Lucas
5B
Moorish Revival
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Nicholas Baida House (1992 Photograph)

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The Baron’s Castle
A Moorish villa designed and erected in 1907 by Nicolas Baida, a Syrian-born art dealer. With its three stories topped off by a large dome and its elaborately landscaped grounds, it was known as “The Palace” in its early years. In 1920 and 1921 it served as a convalescent home for veterans of World War I. It was eventually acquired by Baron Michel Leone, a professional wrestler who built the new portions of the building and gave it the name “Baron’s Castle.”

Baron Michele Leone biography
http://www.socaluncensored.com/article389.html

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