Operated and maintained by the Monterey Park Historical Society.
Points of Interest
Points of interest in our city are the state of California's designated Historical resources.
History of the Midwick View Estates
These two sites were the focal point of a residential development known as Midwick View Estates by Peter N. Snyder and set to rival Bel Air and Beverly Hills. Known as the "Father of the East Side," Mr. Snyder was a key player in the vast undertaking in the 1920's of developing the East Side as part of the industrial base of Los Angeles.
His efforts to build Atlantic Boulevard, his work with the East Side organization to bring industry to the East Side and his residential and commercial development projects along Atlantic Boulevard (Gardens Square, Golden Gate Square, and the Midwick View Estates) were a major influence to the surrounding communities and to Monterey Park's business district on Atlantic Boulevard. However, the depression era brought an abrupt end to the real estate boom and the Midwick proposal.