Thursday, October 23, 2008

1961, Earth Moving Begins

Photo: Futterer, Holyland Exhibition, 1961. The 2 Freeway corridor from the corner of Lake View Ave. and Allesandro Way. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Earth moving for the 2 Freeway through our neighborhood began in 1961. According to neighbors present at the time, the freeway construction went remarkably fast. The State had not yet cleared all the homes from the path of the freeway on Corralitas Drive in 1960. We'll see the path of destruction on Corralitas next week.

We're reviewing the photographic history of our neighborhood surrounding the 2 Freeway, in anticipation of the EIR for the 2 Freeway Terminus Project.