Ogden Drive

Said to be named for Mary L. Ogden (1853-1943), née Rice, an itinerant farmer’s widow originally from Clayton, NY. She and her son William Brayton Ogden (1876-1954), a lawyer, bought a house on Norton at Crescent Heights in 1911. The following year, Mary established a church school in their living room, which laid the roots for the St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church on Hollywood Boulevard. Ogden Drive, first named in 1919, consisted of separate streets originally called Mountain View Avenue (later Friend Avenue) and Miller Street.