ANSWER: In the foreground of the photo is the patio of the Casa de Adobe at 4603 N Figueroa St., an authentic replica of one of the city's first homes and which is part of the Southwest Museum, the building on the hill behind it.
ANSWER: Framed in stately palms by the camera is the tower of the old and abandoned Los Angeles Orphanage at 917 S Boyle Ave. Operated by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, this home for girls was opened in 1890 and in use until 1953 when it was finally closed and a new home, called Maryvale, was opened in South San Gabriel.
ANSWER: A book could be written about his magnificent old place, which is located at 2421 S Figueroa St., near Adams Blvd. But, it be brief, it was built by the Stimsons, lumber tycoons; then was the home of the Maiers, the brewing family; next it was taken over by an SC fraternity, but the boys weren't the world's best neighbors, so Mrs. Estelle Doheny bought it and presented it to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, who teach at the nearby St. Patrick, St. Brigid and Catholic Girls High Schools. (And who would never[sic] approve of such a long sentence.)
ANSWER: Well, it's one of those old oil wells that are on the southern slopes of the Elysian Park hills, virtually a stone's throw from the bustling Civic Center. This one is in the back yard of what was once the residence of Thomas O'Brien, once one of the finest "country homes outside Los Angeles." Disonicio Sanchez has lived there for 30 years and, being pretty hep on the place's history, he should know. Exact location is a knoll at the corner of W College and Centennial Sts.
ANSWER: If you're wondering why these Know Your City photos are getting easier, it's because the series is coasting to the finish. Going to wind it up Wednesday with No.250. Surely you recognized today's--the Southern Pacific freight yards out between N Broadway and N Spring St. Principal clue, of course, was the city's No.1 landmark in the background, the City Hall tower.