Culver City Architecture: Pitti House

This craftsman bungalow, on the northeast corner of Farragut Dr. and Lincoln Ave. was built by Dan Coombs, who also built (and lived in) the Craftsman-style house at 4245 Duquesne.

Ben Pitti, a stuntman and trick rider, raised his family here. Pitti performed rope and knife tricks in Wild West shows under the stage name "Bennie Pete," and Ben, and his brother Carl trained actors and actresses how to ride, rope, and handle guns, bows and arrows for Western movies.

 

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Comment by Warren Bowman on December 15, 2015 at 10:53am

I live in that house, and it is delightful. The current owner is one of Ben Pitti's grandchildren, and they is a lot of history to that place. Ben Pitti taught Will Rogers a few tricks, and they became very close fiends. I am told that Ben drove Will to the airport on the day of that tragic flight. I am so grateful to live in the is beautiful piece of CC history.

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