Friday, November 28, 2008

1922: Allesandro Elementary School from Corralitas Drive

Unknown photographer, 1922 Hunter Terrace real estate brochure.
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Photo: Diane Edwardson, 2008. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Of course, the 1922 brochure does not mention the 800 sq ft lots that were closest to the Red Car tracks, which were typical of neighborhoods immediately surrounding the trolley lines throughout Los Angeles. The lots closest to the tracks were small and more affordable. As you moved away from the tracks, the lots and homes got larger.

Most of the neighborhoods closest to the Red Car tracks were destroyed for freeway construction. Stroll down Riverside Place for a walk through the past. Many of the original 500 sq. ft. homes on 800 sq. ft. lots still survive.