Photograph of an interior view of the downstairs hallway of the Moorish-style residence of Paul deLongpre on Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue, Hollywood, ca.1905. The decorative inlaid wooden floors are partially covered with fancy rugs. The hall is tastefully decorated with many different types of vases, chairs, tables, patterned curtains, flowers and plants. Several of DeLongpre's floral still-life paintings are hanging on the walls, leaning against the walls, and sitting on easels. A carpeted flight of stairs leads to the second floor. Adjacent to the staircase is a cabinet filled with stacks of books. A mirror, a framed portrait (perhaps a self portrait?), and a plant sit on top of the cabinet.; "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.