Saturday, August 25, 2012

Winifred Chapman's Apartment

1163 E. 46th St. LA










17 comments:

orwhut said...

I can't help but think that makeshif awning would fill with water and collapse in a rain.

Farflung said...

I have long assumed that Ms Chapman lived much, much closer to Cielo. What a way to start every day from an apartment building, to a couple bus rides, then a cab up Benedict Canyon. Hard to believe in an environment which must have legions of ‘help’ that there still isn’t some type of city sponsored shuttle service for people like Winifred.

According to Trulia, this apartment was built in 1925 and comprises 5,065 square feet with 20 units. Could that be possible? That’s less than 300 feet per unit. Even at 8 units that’s around 650 feet each and the place was built without a garage or single parking space.

If this is the lifestyle one can expect being a full time servant to the super wealthy, then I guess I’ll be crossing this off my ‘Bucket List’ today.

revatron said...
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revatron said...

I'm a locksmith. I received a call at 3 this morning to unlock a car in Beverly Hills. I said, "Okay, what's the address."
The dispatcher said, "10090, let me spell this for you, C-I-E-L-O Dr. Cielo Dr."
"Holy shit," I said, "Excuse my language."

When I got there, the man said, "Oh, good. Some people have a hard time finding this street."
"I've been here," I said.
"They removed the street sign at the bottom of the hill."
I opened the car for the man, and asked if a lot of people come up here. He said they did. They come up and look at the gate, then they turn around.

It was pretty sweet, but really I just wanted to go back to sleep.
Also, maybe you guys have seen this before, but on Google maps, streets are labeled by the street name, but Cielo Drive is labeled "10050 Cielo Dr."

orwhut said...

I can't remember numbers worth shucks. Is 10090 the new number given to the location of the Tate house?

MissTone said...

The new address is10066 Cielo Drive.

MissTone said...

Per Google maps that is around 14 miles each way. Probably 1 - 1 1/2 hours each way by bus service in LA traffic? Yikes!

orwhut said...

Thank you, MissTone.

revatron said...

10090 is a couple houses down

orwhut said...

You got mighty close.

MissTone said...

No prob, orwhut :)

Stacey L. said...

The new address is 10066 I believe.

Mr. Spudnut said...

@Farflung Chapman wouldn't take a cab up Benedict Canyon, she walked. It was over 2 miles each way. When Sharon lived on Summitridge, it was a steep 3 mile walk up hill to get there and 3 miles to get back to the bus stop.

Panamint Patty said...

Great story, Rev!

Daniel Otti said...

I was in LA October 2013... I went up Cielo Drive but I didn't go up to the top of the Tate house gate... I figured people who live there wouldn't appreciate it very much...

RobertABC said...

Winifred Chapman was suppose to have lived in Watts...

RobertABC said...

Its a steep walk up the single lane dr to Cielo.