Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Photograph Collection
Owning Institution: Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
About this CollectionThe Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Photograph Collection is comprised of 225 black and white photographs, which were produced by the Los Angeles Housing Authority during the 1940s and 1950s. These photographs depict images of public housing projects such as Elysian Park Heights (Chavez Ravine), Rose Hill Courts, Pueblo del Rio, Aliso Village, Hacienda Village, William Mead Homes, Estrada Courts, Ramona Gardens, Basilone Homes and Rodger Young Village. Also included in the collection are photographs of public housing officials Frank Wilkinson and Howard Holtzendorff, housing advocate Monsignor Thomas O'Dwyer, and municipal officials including Los Angeles Mayors Fletcher Bowron and Norris Poulson. Additionally represented here are powerful images of Los Angeles slum conditions during the 1940s.
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