La Collina Drive

A street named for a mansion. La Collina (Italian for “the hill”) was built in 1924 for well-connected banker Ben R. Meyer (1879-1957). Its architect was Gordon B. Kaufmann (1888-1949), who went on to design the Hoover Dam, Scripps College, the L.A. Times Building, the Hollywood Palladium, and Beverly Hills’s own Greystone Mansion (see Doheny Road).