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Title
Entrance to Girard in the San Fernando Valley
Date Created and/or Issued
approximately 1923
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
View of entrance to the new community of Girard in the West San Fernando Valley. This location is now approximately where Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Ventura Blvd. meet, in Woodland Hills. View shows workers for the Southern California Gas Company digging ditches. In the distance are the moorish-style buildings and new trees at the entrance to the development.
Title devised by cataloger. After purchasing acres of land in the West Valley, Victor Girard Kleinberger in 1923 built gates, a mosque tower, and a business district with rows of false fronts to entice people to buy lots for homes. He called his new town "Girard" - which would become Woodland Hills in 1941. - Source: West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce web site.
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
1 photograph : print ; sheet 13 x 20.2 cm
Identifier
photCL_555
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/19429
Subject
Housing development
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Real estate development
Photographs. (aat)
Place
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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