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The Topanga Historical Society Celebration

The Topanga Historical Society Celebration 

An AI enhanced photo of the Wood Family Cabin. Courtesy of the Topanga Historical Society

The Wood Family Cabin, built in 1908, is the subject for the next Topanga Historical Society event on June 2. The cabin and the stone cottage next door were built on 160 acres in Hondo Canyon. The land had been purchased at the turn of the century by Col. T.J. Cochrane, governor of the Soldiers’ Home in Los Angeles; his chief surgeon, Dr. Hasse; his assistant, Dr. McNary; and Thomas H. James, city engineer of Santa Monica.

In 1949, the Cabin was purchased by Cyril and Vera Wood, who set up a family-run jewelry design and art business called “Cyvra Studio.” They raised four daughters (Lannis, Lynn, Karen and Katina), created masterful works of art, established an artists’ community, and expanded the house and property structures during more than 50 years at the property.

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