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Title
Eagle Rock panorama, looking northwest
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Panoramic view of Eagle Rock, looking northwest toward the San Rafael Mountains. Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles that derives its name from a massive boulder at the district's northern edge. The boulder contains an indentation that creates an eagle-shaped shadow everyday around noon. In the 1880s Eagle Rock existed as a farming community with grand Victorian farmhouses and many exquisite Craftsman homes in charming neighborhoods. In 1906 Eagle Rock became an independent city and was incorporated in 1911 with a population of approximately 600; in 1914 it also became home to Occidental College, designed by famed architect Myron Hunt. In 1920, population had grown to 2,250. Just one year later, in 1921, this figure had leaped to 3,800. In the 1950s, newer streets were extended into the hillsides and larger homes boasting views of the city were built. Since then, the city has been experiencing gentrification as young urban professionals discover this gem between Glendale and Pasadena, minutes away from downtown Los Angeles. Today, the community of Eagle Rock with its famous landmark is home to approximately 27,875 people. Photo similar to 00073626.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073655
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Eagle Rock-Views, Panoramic.; S-001-301 4x5
CARL0000076238
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/114574
Subject
Mountains--California, Southern
Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Panoramic views
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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