PHOTOS OF THEIR Houses
Albert and Lily moved their family to a new and more elegant home every ten years or so.
3830 Grimm street, san diego
Marriage? (1929) to 1937?
south gramercy place
1940s. Unlike their next house, this appears to have been in a neighborhood with a number of other Chinese families, many of whom became lifelong friends. The Toms, with their children Helen and Wally who became best friends of Jeannette, lived across the street. Y. C. & Mabel Hong, and their son Knowland, lived at 1045 S. Gramercy Place; Y.C. was the first Chinese to pass the Califonia bar, and he's credited with helping to achieve the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The Louies with their three daughters, Louise, Dorothy and Lillian, lived at nearby Wilton Place.
714 north rodeo drive, beverly hills
1949 to late 1950s? Albert liked to say that his was the first Chinese family to move to Beverly Hills. He would remember that the neighbors were wary at first, but one soon brought over a cake, and from that point on, the Quons were accepted. In good LA fashion, it must be noted that Hollywood notable Carl Reiner later bought this house.
1211 Laurel way
Late '50s to '70s? This is the house that the grandchildren remember - not least for it's fantabulous swimming pool, with adjoining wading pool, and that seems to have lent inspiration to Ron's present-day house.
1506 south, 2170 CENTURY park east
70s/80s to 2001. Albert and his second wife (also named Lily) downsize to an apartment in Century City. Lily died in 1999, and Albert lived there until his death in 2001