Photograph of the interior view of Paul deLongpre's residence (art studio or gallery) on Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue, Hollywood, ca.1905. The decorative inlaid wooden floors are partially covered with fancy rugs. The furniture include a love seat, coffee table, chairs and a piano.The crown molding incorporates detailed circular tracery. Numerous lightbulbs are installed in the grid of the panelled ceiling. Twenty-five paintings of floral still-lifes hang on the walls or stand on easels, the floor or furniture. Each painting is uniquely framed. No two paintings are alike and each has a number to uniquely identify it on the lower corner of the frame. The only legible number is: "37".; "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.