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Bel Air Neighborhood History

World-renowned Bel Air is known for fabulous wealth with former U.S. Presidents, movie stars and billionaires populate this neighborhood’s zip codes on the far west end of Los Angeles- 90077 and part of 90049. However, many residents of this hillside region bounded by the famous Sunset Boulevard on the south, scenic Mulholland highway on the north, Beverly Glen Boulevard to the east and the Sepulveda Pass are unaware their neighborhood started as the brainchild of the son of an immigrant farmer-turned oil men named Alphonzo Bell.

Alphonzo Bel Edward Bell Sr. (September 29, 1875 – December 27, 1947) arrived in Los Angeles with his family, led by his father James George Bell in 1875. That same year. the Bell family purchased about 360 acres of property, south of modern downtown L.A. This particular acreage was originally part of the Spanish land grant known as Rancho San Antonio.

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