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Old 04-11-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Did Wally own a house?

There was a long discussion on another thread about the distinction between "full timing" and "homeless". It got me thinking. It seems like Wally and Stella Byam were always going on a Caravan, just getting back from one, or planning the next one. Did the Byams even own a house? Or an apartment? Or were they full time Airstream travellers?
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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I'd heard that Wally and Stella stayed here when not on the move.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:21 AM   #3
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Is that the motel on the back of the Camels pack?
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Looks like Scotty's Castle to me...not Wally's ~

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Old 04-12-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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Isn't this it?
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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Or this one, I can never remember...
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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These may be actual picures of the family home:

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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These may be actual picures of the family home:
Was this in California?
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #9
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A Porsche Cabriolet and a Corvair Monza Coupe seem like the kind of vehicles that Wally would drive when not traveling in an Airstream.

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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Was this in California?
I am not 100% sure that this was their home, it a product of GOOGLE search, I found a site with his family history and information.

This home is located in Bakersfield, California.

Property Information for 2204 Lindora St


Property Features Financial History
  • Single Family Residence
  • Year Built: 1946
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1.75 Bathrooms
  • Approximately 1,848 Sq Ft
  • Stories: 1
  • County: Kern
  • Heating type: Heating
  • Heating detail: Floor/Wall
Source: Public Records Last sold for $46,500 on 1/26/2010
Last assessed at $74,000 on 2010


Previous sales
  • $225,000 on 12/30/2005
  • $46,500 on 1/26/2010
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  • $74,000 on 2010
  • $132,325 on 2009
  • $132,325 on 2008
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #11
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A Porsche Cabriolet and a Corvair Monza Coupe seem like the kind of vehicles that Wally would drive when not traveling in an Airstream.

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Yeah, they are both AIR-cooled, right?
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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The home on Lindora Street in Bakersfield, CA was the Schwamborn's residence, not Wally's.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #13
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The home on Lindora Street in Bakersfield, CA was the Schwamborn's residence, not Wally's.
Darn that GOOGLE, can't trust anyone these days.
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Wally lived at 3684 Roseview Ave, Los Angeles, CA
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Good detective work... bet you found that ---> HERE <---
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Is this the 1956 Directory???
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I found it here: http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/me...ly-license.jpg
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Yes, that is right here in Bakersfield, CA. PeeWee actually discussed the house in some thread here, but I couldn't find it with a quick search. Who would have thought Bakersfield was World Headquarters for the WBCCI for a brief time.


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Wow, the Roseview Ave home? Some n-i-c-e digs there!
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Wow, the Roseview Ave home? Some n-i-c-e digs there!
Used to live around the hill (Mt. Washington) from there. Let me tell you while his house had the parking spaces. The road to it and the room get in and out of that driveway would be a test many would fail.
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