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Title
Panoramic view of Eagle Rock, view 1
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
View 1: Panoramic view looking southeast into the Eagle Rock Valley, as it was known in the 1900s; farming predominates in the landscape. 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 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073633
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Eagle Rock-Views, Panoramic.; N-001-911.1 8x10
CARL0000076264
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/114599
Subject
Agriculture--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Farm roads--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Panoramic views
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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