ORThe 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m²) facility was built on 2.5 acres in 1941 as a World War II air defense center to coordinate Los Angeles area radar installations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_M ... ce_StationThe facility had been constructed on two acres of land in 1943 at a cost of $132,000 to house the Los Angeles Flight Control Center.
Wonderland and Lookout Mountain are in the Laurel Canyon area of the Temple Hill neighborhood,
where Townsend also intended to build a grand lab:
For the full announcement, see the Temple Hill Lab Thread. The photo there shows Townsend in his Naval uniform, though the announcement does not claim affiliation. I am not sure what to make of that. Actually, I am not sure what purpose this announcement was meant to serve.
Linda has related that Jo had settled nicely into the Wonderland neighborhood, when Townsend suddenly and abruptly told her find a new family home far away, and drop her new friends completely. Which one might naturally do to protect ones family from being connected to classified work. But then why draw attention to is all over again?
Was this a prairie chicken feint: "just some disgraced navy guy down in Laguna Beach, claiming that he's financing this big operation" Or was it truth in plain site? The question is who funded the foundation?