Weymouth Avenue

Named for Harry Lee Weymouth (1870-1953), who, while running a successful lumber business in Maine, was coaxed out to San Pedro in 1919 to develop the Vista del Oro tract with his brothers-in-law the Averills. (Along with millionaire paper plate manufacturer George Averill, Weymouth helped bankroll the purchase of the property from the SepĂșlvedas.) From then on, Weymouth split his time between San Pedro and Maine. He outlived his wife Effie as well as his only child George, who shot himself to death in 1948. Weymouth’s own estate was worth a handsome $500,000 in 1953 dollars. He generously bequeathed it to 49 people and 11 charities.