Top: The back of Wallace and Dorothy Reid's home at 8327 DeLongpre Ave. as it would appear from a tour bus on the Sunset Strip. The house was built in 1920 as part of the Hacienda Park development. Bottom: The house was torn down by the 1960s and replaced with the Thunderbird Motel, which billed itself as "the first motel on the Sunset Strip." It's the Standard Hotel, 8300 Sunset, today.
Top: The back of Wallace and Dorothy Reid’s home at 8327 DeLongpre Ave. as it would appear from a tour bus on the Sunset Strip. The house was built in 1920 as part of the Hacienda Park development. Bottom: The house was torn down by the 1960s and replaced with the Thunderbird Motel, which billed itself as “the first motel on the Sunset Strip.” It’s the Standard Hotel, 8300 Sunset, today.

The Wallace Reid house was one of the most attractive homes in West Hollywood’s early Hacienda Park neighborhood. The house was demolished in the 1950s and replaced with the Thunderbird Motel, which was until recently the Standard Hotel.

Read more about Wally Reid’s meteoric movie star career and tragic demise, check out the story, “An All-American Tragedy” in our exhibit, Hacienda Park and the Origins of the Sunset Strip.

A front view of the Reid home:

Then & Now Wallace Reid House, Rear of 8300 Sunset
Top: The front of the Reid’s home facing DeLongpre Aveunue from a 1920s postcard. Bottom: Today the Standard Hotel, which fronts the Strip and backs on DeLongpre, occupies the lot. The street to the right is Sweetzer Ave.

Cowboy star W.S. Reid owned the house next door to the Reids. It is still standing as part of the W.S. Hart Park.

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