A new listing at 1308 Ardmore shows the power of real estate appreciation over time.
But maybe first and foremost, the staying power of this home is what impresses.
An original cottage was built at 1308 Ardmore way back in 1905.
The city of Manhattan Beach was not even formally founded for another 7 years.
There weren't so many residents in the area then, but MB was becoming a tourist destination. Most folks came to splash around at the beach by way of the Red Car electric trains, on tracks running along the sand, right about where volleyball courts predominate now.
The little cottage soon had neighbors as Manhattan Beach was built out. Fast forward a great deal, and we see in tax records the last time this property changed hands: 1973, for the……