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Arthur Letts
Birth: Jun. 17, 1862
Holdenby
Northamptonshire, England
Death: May 18, 1923
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Founder of Broadway Department Stores and Bullock's. He was responsible for developing a great deal of Hollywood. He also purchased and developed Westwood, Holmby Hills and the UCLA campus. This was done through the Janss Development Co. Harold Janss was Mr. Letts son in law. Harold and his brother Edwin developed quite a bit of Los Angeles from the turn of the century into the 1960's. Areas from Hancock Park to Thousand Oaks.
His son, Arthur Letts, Jr. built the Playboy Mansion.  
 
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 Spouse:
  Florence Martha (Letts) Quinn (1868 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Edna Letts McNaghten (1887 - 1966)*
  Gladys Letts Pollock (1889 - 1979)*
  Arthur Letts (1891 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Chandler Gardens (formerly Section 12).
 
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Record added: Dec 23, 1999
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Arthur Letts
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I just learned about this great man through a book about the Bullocks Wilshire by Margaret Davis that I received by the LA Conservancy. I feel grateful that I found out about his contributions to LA. Thank you LA Conservancy!
- Rebecca Loya
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015

- Pugg
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014

- Yvonne de Boer
 Added: May. 18, 2013
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