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Jeffries Barn in Burbank
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1931 Jeffries converted this dairy barn into a gym where he trained boxers and worked as a fight promoter. He promoted many fights out of "Jeffries Barn", also known as Jeffries Center, as well as holding Thursday night boxing matches until his death in 1953. After his death, the barn was dismantled and moved to Knott's Berry Farm amusement park. World heavyweight boxing champion from 1899-1905, James Jackson Jeffries is considered to be one of the great heavyweight boxers of his era, perhaps the best of all time; he retired undefeated in May of 1905. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
Exterior view of the Jeffries Barn, built 39 years before this 1948 photograph was taken, and located on the corner of Victory Boulevard and Buena Vista Avenue in Burbank. It was the home of former heavyweight champion, James J. Jeffries, known as the "Boilermaker".
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCN box 10993; H-10993.1 4x5
Jeffries Barn (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Barns--Remodeling for other use--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Recreation centers--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Gymnasiums--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Barns--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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