Historic Photos of Boyle Heights: The William H. Workman House

Last month’s post concerned the 1858 brick home of Andrew Boyle, namesake of Boyle Heights. After Boyle’s death in 1871, the house passed on to his daughter, Maria (pronounced Mariah) and her husband, William Henry Workman. Four years later, Workman subdivided much of the Boyle property and created the community of Boyle Heights.

Historic Photos of Boyle Heights: The Andrew Boyle House

Long before there was a Boyle Heights, the area was occupied by the Lopez and Rubio families who had adobe houses there. Perhaps someone descended from those families has photographs and the history of those important early settlers and their homes to share on this blog. Meantime, in 1858, Irish native Andrew Boyle, recently arrived…

Andrew A. Boyle, Namesake of Boyle Heights: An Immigrant’s Story

The naming of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights in 1875 by William Henry Workman and his partners, Isaias W. Hellman and John Lazzarovitch, was in honor of Workman’s father-in-law, Andrew A. Boyle, whose land was the basis for the community. Boyle’s life was not particularly long, only fifty-two years, but he had a…