Photograph of a bandstand and gathering at the residence of Paul deLongpre on Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue, Hollywood, ca.1910. Hundreds of people are gathered around the band, which is playing in the center of the courtyard of the residence. A conductor, standing in the center of the band, waves his hands in the air. Men and women are dressed in early twentieth century clothing, and the majority of them are wearing hats. The branches of the trees in the foreground partially cover the view of the façade of the Moorish-style house.; "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." -- unkown author.