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Title
Home on Hill Dr. and Maywood Ave., Eagle Rock
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Description
Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles that derives its name from a massive boulder at the district's northern edge, which contains an indentation that casts a vaguely bird-shaped shadow on the rock at certain times of day. In the 1880s Eagle Rock existed as a farming community with grand Victorian farmhouses and many exquisite Craftsman homes in charming neighborhoods. It became an independent city in 1906 and was incorporated in 1911; it also became home to Occidental College, designed by famed architect Myron Hunt, in 1914. In the early 1900s, Hill Avenue, now Hill Drive, was (and still is) one of Eagle Rock's most beautiful streets. In the 1950s, newer streets were extended into the hillsides and larger homes boasting views of the city were built. Several streets in Eagle Rock are lined with historic and architecturally significant homes done in the Colonial revival, English Tudor, Craftsman, Georgian, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco and Spanish/Mission style.
Exterior view of a two-story Craftsman residence located on the corner of Maywood Ave. (formerly Fairmont Ave.) and Hill Dr. (formerly East Hill Ave.) in Eagle Rock. The porch is covered with a striped awning and a wheelbarrow has been left unattended along the front walkway. An enormous pine is on the right, and several palms of different sizes are scattered about the property. Upon closer inspection, a small gazebo is visible to the left of the house.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073009
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Eagle Rock-Residences
CARL0000076035
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/114391
Subject
Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Wheelbarrows--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Hill Drive (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Maywood Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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