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Title
Freeway 'Before and After' controversy
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
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
Date Created and/or Issued
1948
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
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated April 27, 1948 partially reads, "Controversy grew out of this housing destruction after residents of area termed it 'criminal.' They seek city council action to prevent further acquisition." The article partially reads, "J. Andrew White, president of the Whitley Heights Civic association, disclosed details of the transaction in a communication to the city council to supplement testimony given at a public hearing on Monday before the council's public works and state, county and federal affairs committee on the freeway issue. White said the house formerly stood at 6786 Whitley Terrace. Because it was in the path of the proposed Whitley Heights section of the freeway, the State Highway commission acquired the structure and put it on the auction block. Terms of the auction required that the house be moved after the sale. White related that homes in the area are not the kind that can be propped on rollers and moved to new locations. For that reason, after being sold for only $855, it was immediately demolished."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00115007
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d016_f22_i31
CARL0005299584
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/49139
Subject
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Demolition--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Construction workers--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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