In the 1930’s, E. Manchester Boddy purchased this 150 acre rancho in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, north of Los Angeles near the town of La Canada. He was then the owner of the Los Angeles Daily News. He named it Rancho del Descanso. In addition, he commissioned the design and construction of a home for himself and his family. The result was a 12,000 square feet, 22 room mansion that was fully restored in 2007.