Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Freeway Ramps Overwhelm Neighborhood

Photo: AAA of Southern California, USC Digital Archives, 1961. The 5 & 2 Freeway interchange seen from what is now the CalTrans maintenance yard across from Allesandro Elementary School on Riverside Drive. Formerly on the site of the CalTrans yard, the Elysian Valley Branch Library was demolished, not relocated, for freeway construction. To this day, Elysian Valley does not have a public library. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Photo: Diane Edwardson, 2008. Trees and vining plants help take the edge off multiple freeway ramps crossing Riverside Drive, adjacent to Allesandro Elementary School. The ramps are overwhelming from below. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

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