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Leimert Park was initially developed by Walter H. "Tim" Leimert in 1928 and was later designed by the Olmsted brothers. It was one of the first communities in Southern California designed for low-middle income families, and set the standard for urban planning during its time. As a triving cultural center, Leimert Park is now considered the center of the African-American arts scene in Los Angeles. The community's location in relation to downtown is indicated by the presence of City Hall, which is visible in the background. View of the community of Leimert Park as seen from a hilltop street, possibly Olympiad Drive. Most of the buildings seen in Leimert Park, such as the Mesa Vernon Market (lower center) as well as the residences in the foreground, are of Spanish-style architecture.
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00070268 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Views, Panoramic. CARL0000073803 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/113277
Mesa Vernon Market (Los Angeles, Calif.) Streets--California--Los Angeles Architecture, Domestic--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences Dwellings--California--Los Angeles Panoramic photographs Cityscape photographs Leimert Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)