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Start of building
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
The ground breaking ceremony was for the San Fernando Valley Community Chest Service Center located at 14419 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys.
Photograph caption dated June 16, 1950 reads, "F. M. Gettys, former San Fernando Valley chairman of Community Chest, takes shovel in hand to break ground for new Service Center for Chest supported agencies at Burbank Blvd. and Tilden Ave., Van Nuys. At Gettys' left is Barney C. Ruben, who will biuld [sic] structure, and at Gettys' right is Paul Kyost, president of Welfare Federation of Los Angeles. Onlookers are other Valley civic leaders."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
San Fernando Valley Community Chest Service Center
Community Chest (San Fernando Valley, Calif.)
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Civic leaders--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Burbank Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tilden Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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