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Central Los Angeles Area New High School #9 site
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Los Angeles County Building Survey Photo Collection;
Zimmerman, Tom
Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey or the Historic Landscapes Survey: documentation is on file
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photographic print is included with negative.; Photographs taken as part of a buildings survey conducted for the Los Angeles Unified School District which includes a narrative and documentation.
The Central Los Angeles New High School #9 was built on the historic Fort Moore Hill area which is bordered by Grand Avenue and Hill Street on the north and south ends, and Cesar Chavez Avenue and the Santa Ana Freeway on the east and west. The site included a number of structures which were demolished to make room for the new school, including Vernon Avenue School, the Los Angeles Pacific Company, Tunnel Number 2, and Central Junior High School (also later known as the Los Angeles City Board of Education Administrative Offices). The school opened on September 2009 and is now known as the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Seen here is a detail view of one of the panels on the 78 foot tall terra cotta bas relief mural of the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial located on the west side of Hill Street, south of Cesar Chavez Avenue. The mural was designed by Henry Kreis and consists of four panels, the largest of which depicts the raising of the American flag on July 4, 1847 at the first Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles. The panel seen here makes reference to the energy resources that contributed to the city's growth. The inscription reads, "Water and Power have made our arid land flourish. May we keep faith with the pioneers who brought us these gifts." The site for the Central Los Angeles Area New High School #9 sits just west of the memorial.
1 negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Los Angeles County Building Survey Collection;
Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial
Monuments & memorials--California--Los Angeles
Bas-relief--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fort Moore Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Kreis, Henry,1899-1963
Los Angeles Unified School District
Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles

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