Photograph of the exterior frontal view of the Paul deLongpre residence, Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue, Hollywood, 1905. The Moorish-style house stands about three-stories tall with features such as semicircular arches in the arcade, multicurved parapets, and tracery in the balcony rail panels and round eave windows. Plants grow from second-floor planters at left and right. There are two identical towers capped with domes and tall poles, that stand high above the roof. Narrow walkways circumnavigate the identical towers. In front of the house is a well-manicured garden rich with flowers, trees and other vegetation. There is a circular driveway in front of the house with a botanical island in the middle.; "A famous French and American flower painter, Paul DeLongpre was the most significant watercolor specialist to arrive in Los Angeles in the late 19th century and became the city's first major still-life painter. It is likely he was the first southern California painter to earn a major national reputation. In 1899, he moved his family to Southern California because he was so impressed by the floral landscapes and flowers he saw. He paid only ten dollars for a huge lot at Cahuenga and Hollywood Boulevard, now part of downtown Hollywood. He built an extravagant Moorish style mansion surrounded by a three-acre lot on which he grew four-thousand rose bushes. This site became the first tourist attraction in Hollywood, and from the gardens, he found many floral still life subjects." -- unknown author.