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Rally to save Bolton Hall
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
McCullough, William E
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Bolton Hall, built in 1913, was originally used as a community center for the Utopian community of Los Terrenitos. From 1920 until 1957, it was used as an American Legion hall, the San Fernando Valley's second public library, Tujunga City Hall, and a jail. The building sat vacant while the battle to preserve it lasted for more than twenty years. Since 1980, Bolton Hall has been operated by the Little Landers Historical Society as a local history museum. It is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural monument and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (No. 71000159).
Photograph caption dated October 1, 1960 reads "Citizens active in fight to save Tujunga's former city hall meet with Orvel B. Johnson, second from left, State Division of Beaches and Parks. Comparing notes are, from left, Mrs. Frances Muir Pomeroy, San Fernando Valley Historical Society; Johnson; Mrs. Estelle Prins, citizens' committee; Mrs. Ellen Luney; Fred Kaye, and Starr von Fluss, Little Landers Society."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Pomeroy, Frances Muir
Bolton Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California.--Division of Beaches and Parks--Employees
Little Landers Historical Society
San Fernando Valley Historical Society
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Civic leaders--California--Los Angeles
Historic preservation--California--Los Angeles
Historic buildings--California--Los Angeles
Municipal buildings--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Stone buildings--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Shrubs--California--Los Angeles
Stairs--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Tujunga (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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