During the 1920s, Mr. Story began to sell off his many acres of orchard land, and local real estate developers snapped it up to create several housing tracts. One of these was the Orange Blossom Manor Tract – so named after the home of famed artist Victor “Clyde” Forsythe, which is located on Almansor Street. Some of the most prominent Alhambrans of the 1920’s and 1930’s lived in his exclusive neighborhood. The varied architectural styles of the homes in this area are reflective of the post World War I period of their construction. The Story and Orange Blossom Manor Tracts feature a diverse collection of architectural styles, including graceful Victorians, state Mid-Atlantic Colonials, sturdy Dutch Colonial Revivals, stunning Spanish Colonial and Mission Revivals and quaint English Cottages.
Tour attendees experienced this neighborhood and its homes almost exactly as it appeared in the late 1920’s – a testament both to the excellent quality of the homes and to the commitment of its many residents in retaining their historic neighborhood’s original charm and character.