Daisy Avenue

This street honors Daisy Rose Montgomery (1869-1961), daughter of L.J. Rose, who had owned the massive Sunny Slope ranch here. In 1887, part of said ranch became the town of Lamanda Park, which Rose named after his wife Amanda (1834-1905). Daisy Avenue (then “Street”) was probably named then too, as was Nina Street for Daisy’s sister. The Rose kids grew up at Sunny Slope and at the Rose mansion in DTLA. Daisy was a society column fixture and her frequent travels with Amanda suggest that, of the five Rose daughters, she was Mother’s favorite. In 1892, she wed insurance man James W. Montgomery; their only child Ruth was born the following year and never married. In her later years, Daisy was active in charity work and hobnobbed with the likes of Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron and comedian/emcee George Jessel.