But more about the town later.
This post is about the house in which three of the founding members of the Beach Boys lived. Two others, David Marks and Al Jardine, also grew up in Hawthorne. The last, Mike Love, a cousin of the Wilsons', was raised in the Baldwin Hills and View Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
While the Wilsons' house is no longer standing, of course, here are three other houses nearby which should give you a feel for the neighborhood:
Next: Where Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys went to school.