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View from above Leimert Park
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Kopec Photo
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1930]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Views, Panoramic.
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.)
Time Period

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