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Title
Panoramic view of Eagle Rock, view 10
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1928
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles that derives its name from a massive boulder at the district's northern edge (barely visible in the background to the left of Colorado Blvd). 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. By 2005, the U.S. census estimated Eagle Rock's population at approximately 27,875.
View 10: Panoramic view looking northeast along Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock Valley, as it was known in the 1900s; commercial buildings and residential homes are on either side. Colorado Blvd. is a major east-west thoroughfare that runs from Griffith Park, through Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, and ends in Monrovia.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073643
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Eagle Rock-Views, Panoramic; N-001-911.10 8x10
CARL0000076215
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/114549
Subject
Mountains--California, Southern
Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Panoramic views
Colorado Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Time Period
1921-1930

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