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The Birthday Letter
I just watched “The
Birthday Letter” and noticed that Kathy Williams and her
mother (Virginia Carroll, Ralph Byrd's wife) live in a beautiful
1920s style apartment building, which has the street address of
80 North Euclid (see photo below). The building is next to a
I looked up the address
on Google and found it belongs to 80 North Euclid Avenue in
Here's what I learned:
a) It's on
the National Register of Historic Places for Los Angeles
b) Built by Edward B. Rust in 1926.
real name is "Town House Apartments."
scene in “The Birthday Letter” shows a church: All
Saints Episcopal Church (1925) at 132 North Euclid Avenue, also
on the National Register of Historic Places for Los Angeles
The apartments are also a few blocks from
Fuller Theological Seminary and 2.6 miles from 1447 North
Michigan Avenue. Google it and you'll see how close it is to
George Reeve's childhood home. Euclid Avenue - North and South -
is part of the historic downtown in Pasadena.
Here's a link for you
to examine. This looks like the church in the shot, which could
have been purchased stock footage for the episode.
If you search "All Saints Church" in the Los
Angeles Public Library Digital Catalog, you will find this
It's intriguing - why did they use this
shot for the episode, rather than an apartment building in Los
Angeles? Does it have any personal connections to Reeves or other
Best to you,
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