1925: The City Begins to Take Shape

By 1925, the first store building in Malaga Cove Plaza is completed. Storm drains, electricity, and a community water system have been installed in preparation for city residents. Roads are nearing completion, and 100,000 trees and shrubbery have been planted. With the opening of a post office, the Palos Verdes community becomes an officially recognized city. Home construction continues across the area, with lots in the Valmonte area selling in the $600 range and construction costs for an average home falling between $6,000-$12,000.

Photo courtesy of: Phillips, John. Palos Verdes Estates (Images of America) (p. 51). Arcadia Publishing Inc.