DARK HOUSE-HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Explores the Sowden/Hodel Residence–Its History and Mystery Part II Wed Oct 4, 2023

October 2, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington
I look forward to hearing what Dark House-House Beautiful will present us in just two days, this Wednesday, October 4th, as relates to my families former home, The Sowden/Franklin House, 5121 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood.  The podcast will be Part II of their research. Part I explored the DTLA Biltmore Hotel and Elizabeth “Black Dahlia” Short’s biography up until the day of her murder on January 15 1947.
Explores the History and Mystery of The Sowden/Hodel House
Inside 'I Am the Night's' Sowden House
Sowden House front                                                Dr. George Hill Hodel at his desk circa 1950

Photo top/rt- Lt to Rt: Steve, Mike, Kelvin Hodel circa 1948
Photo by Edmund Teske, a renowned surrealist photographer.
For those of you who missed it, here is a link to Part I, “The Biltmore.”



  1. Patricia ONeill on October 2, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Steve, hopefully will get to this…both parts 1 & 2 sometime soon….both daughters have me involved in a family history writing project😱…..I love the writing (plus digging up family pics!) but each day I realize its 4 pm and I’ve either been wrting or drawing/coloring……..found a whole new art interest….abstracts👍! Have to be up at latest by 7 am to fit some housework/cooking in my day! Thankfully Phil luvs to bbq…..veggies, potatoes et all!. Hope all good with you there in Bellingham! Daughters & 2 granddaughters were in Vancouver to see Coldplay Concert last week! Looks beautiful. I’m still hoping The Eagles do one of their closing concerts here in Southwest! Stay well😎🌵..

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