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Title
Panoramic view of Eagle Rock, view 19
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
View 19: Panoramic view of Eagle Rock Valley, as it was known in the 1900s, looking north toward the San Rafael Mountains. Colorado Boulevard, a major east-west thoroughfare, can be seen below along with two large houses at the base of the mountain. Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles that derives its name from a massive boulder at the district's northern edge. The boulder contains an indentation that creates an eagle-shaped shadow everyday around noon. In the 1880s Eagle Rock existed as a farming community with grand Victorian farmhouses and many exquisite Craftsman homes in charming neighborhoods. In 1906 Eagle Rock became an independent city and was incorporated in 1911 with a population of approximately 600; in 1914 it also became home to Occidental College, designed by famed architect Myron Hunt. In 1920, population had grown to 2,250. Just one year later, in 1921, this figure had leaped to 3,800. In the 1950s, newer streets were extended into the hillsides and larger homes boasting views of the city were built. Since then, the city has been experiencing gentrification as young urban professionals discover this gem between Glendale and Pasadena, minutes away from downtown Los Angeles. By 2005, the U.S. census estimated Eagle Rock's population at approximately 27,875.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073652
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
N-001-911.19 8x10; Eagle Rock-Views, Panoramic.
CARL0000076228
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/114566
Subject
Mountains--California, Southern
Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Panoramic views
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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