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Canfield-Moreno Estate
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The Paramour Mansion during the 1930s
Location 1923 Micheltorena St.
Built 1923
Architect Robert D. Farquhar
Architectural style(s) Mediterranean Revival
Governing body private
Designated 1988
Reference no. 391
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The Canfield-Moreno Estate is a historic residence and estate located in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, California. It was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988. Originally known as Crestmount, the estate also is called the Paramour Estate.

History

The mansion is a 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Mediterranean Revival mansion on 4.5 acres. It was designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar and built in 1923. When it was the opulent residence of silent film star Antonio Moreno and his wife and oil heiress Daisy Canfield Moreno, daughter of pioneer oilman Charles A. Canfield, it was the scene for lavish Sunday afternoon parties for members of high society and silent screen notables.

On February 23, 1933, Daisy Canfield died of injuries she sustained in a car accident; her chauffeur-driven car plunged off Mulholland Drive while en route home from a party. Since then, the 22-room estate has seen many incarnations, including the Chloe P. Canfield School for Girls. In 1950, it became a convent for Franciscan nuns. In the 1970s, the Franciscan nuns ran a home for girls at the estate.

In 1998, the property was sold to Dana Hollister, who named it The Paramour Estate.

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