During some clearing of the basement I spied a crumpled section of newspaper jammed into the space between a beam and the concrete floor of what was the original porch, but what is now the foyer. Eventually I managed to pull it out and it turned out to be the classifieds section of the Los Angeles Times, dated September 2, 1945.

I’m not sure of the reason why the paper was wedged into this space, other than to plug a gap that may have developed at that time.

Later on I uncrumpled the mostly mangled pages and took pix of some of the ads and stuff, which you can view in this photoset.