Photograph of the residence and gardens of Paul De Longpre on the corner of Cahuenga Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, ca.1908. To the left, the two-story, Moorish-style mansion of the French-born painter can be seen with its spires and decorative moldings, in front of which, the lush vegetation of the gardens can be seen, bordered by a hedgerow. A sidewalk follows to the right of this, which is in turn bordered by a chickenwire fence on which what appears to be ivy is growing. A large tree stretches in from the extreme right, hanging a branch over the rest of the picture. De Longpre relocated to Hollywood with his wife and family after his traditional watercolor paintings of flowers sold well neither in Paris or New York. It was there that he met Daieda Wilcox, the land-rich widow of the founder of Hollywood, who enlisted De Longpre in her campaign to promote culture in the town. She turned three lots on Cahuenga Boulevard over to him, which he turned into a widely-visited tourist attraction where people would come to see his mansion and lavish gardens.