The Dick Powell House on Main Street in Mountain View was demolished last week and the three-acre commercial lot is actively for sale. The structure of the house was unstable with the floor and ceiling falling in, and owner Sharon Rosa believed it was time to get rid of the liability. The Rosa family has owned the property more than 100 years, and the Powell family rented the house for three years when actor Dick Powell (b. 1904) was an infant. He became a film star in the 1930s.
From the May 23, 2018 issue.