Coast Realty, a small local real estate office, operated out of a storefront on Venice Boulevard from the 1950s to the 1990s. After it closed, it sat untouched, with its shutters drawn, a kind of time capsule, gathering dust. A few years ago the owners of the building leased the space to a yoga studio, and most of the contents of the office went into a dumpster. Around 15,000 real estate listings, printed on individual 8 ½ by 11-inch sheets of paper, were rescued. Dating from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, each listing provides details about the property for sale, and a photograph depicting the site from the street. These real estate listings, along with some other artifacts, are now the Coast Realty Archive, housed at the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
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