California Southland was founded in 1918 by Mabel Urmy Seares as a bimonthly "war-time magazine for Southern California" with a focus on architecture, literature, and society in greater Los Angeles. In 1921, Seares published the magazine monthly and in 1923 began including the monthly bulletin of The Architectural Club of Los Angeles. After the January 1929 issue, the magazine merged with the Pacific Coast Architect into California Arts & Architecture.
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