How it all started Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Oct 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm
In 1949 the Peninsula Housing Association began the development of Ladera as a cooperative community. Here the first structures rise on the corner of Aliso Way and La Cuesta Drive. The building on the right was the sales office. Photo courtesy of Portola Valley Archives.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, October 29, 2011, 9:52 PM
Posted by Arch Conservative, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Oct 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm
The initial core group consisted of mainly Stanford faculty. Good idea for a start, but the real world caught up with them. Hare, Brewer and Kelley (Old time local real estate firm)- Rye Kelley especially was the guiding light, in making Ladera a success.
Suggestion, do some in-depth research and then write the story. HBK also developed Lindenwood in Atherton and Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay.