Your average house. Balloon frame. Stucco. Low hipped roof. Patched-up shotgun blast holes. Textbook stuff.
Before the War, Bell Gardens was known as â€œBilly Goat Acres,â€ due to the large number of Okies thatâ€™d settled there. The goats and Okies have disappeared into the ether, but the area maintains a certain midcentury quality, especially asâ€”in contrast to this â€œgraying of Americaâ€ businessâ€”the median age of the 45,000 souls who inhabit Bell Gardens is twenty-three.
Plus they still have lots of children and lots of shotguns.