By Jennifer A. Garey, San Clemente Historical Society
Within the Nineteen Twenties, San Clemente founder Ole Hanson expected a "Spanish Village" at the Pacific coast midway among l. a. and San Diego. His urban could have streets that the common contours of the land. Sunny shores and excellent weather enticed many to settle during this fascinating group. recognized for its hospitality and neighborly surroundings, town turned host and residential to dignitaries akin to Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pres. Richard M. Nixon. this day, specialist surfers, skate boarders, and small companies name San Clemente home--the excellent position for paintings and relaxation.
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The 1933 earthquake occurred to happen whilst that Ole Hanson and Thomas F. Murphine have been in the midst of political disagreements. regrettably, Murphine’s domestic used to be outfitted on a shallow fault line, and the gorgeous domestic used to be fed on through the fissure created. Orange County more advantageous court docket pass judgement on G. ok. Scovel governed that “Spanish-style structure purely” couldn't be actually enforced. Afterwards, the financial institution of the USA transferred 2,400 development plenty to the Capital corporation of la for building in any type. the 1st houses to be equipped lower than the hot ruling have been the Ranch houses for Reeves Rubber staff, a few of whom labored sanding and buffing aircraft elements. Posed within the photograph is San Clemente resident Betty Sue Jones. The Casa Romantica, because it is understood at the present time, was once initially domestic to Ole Hanson. Designed through architect Carl Lindbom, the 15-room constitution featured a Moorish keyhole arch major front and was once outfitted round a Spanish courtyard with a wide pool and fountain. both sides of the inner access to the parlor used to be embellished with Norman Kennedy work of art. an out of doors barbeque sector, dance ground, and fancy birdcages accomplished the unique atmosphere. The Hanson family members lived within the well suited place of dwelling for only 5 years sooner than the good melancholy ultimately compelled many homes into foreclosures. (Courtesy of Liz Hanson Kuhns. ) Pictured here's the inner and entirely enclosed courtyard, or solarium, within the Casa Romantica, having a look into the lounge. The dwelling room’s major concentration was once its huge hearth. Ole Hanson was once involved that the dampness may reason difficulties for his son Ollie, who had suffered from tuberculosis; the hearth helped maintain the rooms dry. (Courtesy of Liz Hanson Kuhns. ) the internal of the Casa Romantica is pictured right here from the lounge. contrary the solarium, the house opened onto a porch with an out of doors dance flooring. From this place, the pier bowl and the Pacific Ocean are seen. Lloyd Hanson recollects that elements of San Clemente occasionally seen from the house have been utilized by the U. S. army for artillery perform and that the vibrations “cracked the partitions. ” (Courtesy of Liz Hanson Kuhns. ) Pictured this is the eating room of the Casa Romantica, with the solarium obvious in the course of the archways. Lloyd Hanson recollects that they had a butler, simply as their pal Hamilton Cotton did. He recollects that it took his dad your time to gain that he had a button lower than the desk to name the butler while it was once time to transparent the desk. (Courtesy of Liz Hanson Kuhns. ) Pictured here's the internal of the Casa Romantica from the solarium, having a look into the eating room. Hanson spoke of his domestic easily as “the condominium. ” A later resident dubbed it the Casa Romantica. (Courtesy of Liz Hanson Kuhns. ) The courtyard of the home was once positioned within the heart, with 20 rooms on each side. a number of the houses had ponds with goldfish. although, Lloyd Hanson recollects the day they got 4 child alligators, which speedily ate the goldfish. The Hansons additionally surrounded themselves with birds, peacocks, chipmunks, and a monkey.