Canyon Vista Park neighborhood (North of Montana)

W.S. Warfield Residence, Canyon Vista Park neighborhood, 1983. Source: Santa Monica Public Library

W.S. Warfield Residence, Canyon Vista Park neighborhood, 1983. Source: Santa Monica Public Library

The Canyon Vista Park neighborhood was developed by the Santa Monica Land and Water Company. The backbone of the development, La Mesa Drive, was laid out as gently curving street with a triangular landscaped median at the eastern end. Moreton Bay fig trees line the parkway. Offered at the height of the 1920s building boom, lots sold briskly and construction was swift.