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Spade work
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Construction of school facilities for the San Fernando Valley Association for Retarded Children, later known as the New Horizons Center, was built at 15725 Parthenia Street, Sepulveda.
Photograph caption dated December 30, 1959 reads, "Mrs. Melvin J. Schlowitz, foreground, president-elect of San Fernando Valley Association for Retarded Children, looks at building plans for first unit of school as Mrs. R. B. Womack, treasurer, turns first spade of earth in ceremonies attended by, from left, L. J. Regenstreif, Arthur Baker, vice president-elect; Leroy Schmidt, trencher operator; U. C. Iacuanillo, Crest Construction Co.; H. L. Brown Marvin William, Mrs. Sidney Siggia and Mrs. Schlowitz."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
San Fernando Valley Association for Retarded Children
San Fernando Valley Association for Retarded Children--Presidents
New Horizons Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Sepulveda (Los Angeles)
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Construction equipment--California--Los Angeles
Sepulveda (Los Angeles, Calif.)
North Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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