Outpost Estates is located directly east of Runyon Canyon Park and centered around Outpost Drive. It was developed by Charles E. Toberman, and was one of the original 1920s Hollywood luxury residential neighborhoods in the heart of Old Hollywood. Most of the original houses have been preserved, and Lower Outpost looks much like it did in the 1920s.
The name “Outpost” came from an early building in the neighborhood. General Harrison Grey Otis, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, acquired the estate from Don Tomás through legal wrangling associated with California’s scession to the United States. Near Casa Don Tomás, Otis built a clubhouse on the property for entertaining which he called The Outpost.