Waverly Drive is located in a suburban labyrinth just south of Griffith Park in the Los Feliz hills. Perched above the corner of Waverly and St. George Street is a Spanish-style home, formerly known as Oak Terrace. In 1940, the house was purchased by Antonio Labianca, president and founder of Gateway Markets and State Wholesale Grocery Company. Antonio - who came to America in the early 1900's - hoped to one-day pass the house down to his only son, Leno. In August of 1943, the house was broken-into, the burglar snuck in through the kitchen window and made off with all the cash in the house; all this happened while the Labianca's slept. This was the first robbery there while the Labianca's were owners, but it wouldn't be the last. In 1968, Leno bought the house from his mother and moved in with his second wife, Rosemary. A year later, a series of break-ins scared the couple enough to make them want to move out. However, they never got the chance; on August 10, 1969, Leno and Rosemary were murdered there by Manson family members Charles "Tex" Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten...Continue.

LaBianca Residence