Monday, December 1, 2008

1922, Riverside Drive

Unknown photographer, 1922 Elysian Gardens - Hunter Terrace real estate brochure.
(Click on image to enlarge.)
"All the beauty of mountain colors; the healthfulness of mountain air..." proclaimed the 1922 real estate brochure. Today, the same location on Riverside Drive (center photo above) sports an array of overpasses for the 2 and 5 Freeways adjacent to Allesandro Elementary School (below). The air is no longer healthful, so we do value our trees.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, 2008. Riverside Drive from the main entrance to Allesandro Elementary School, facing east toward Allesandro Ave. (Click on photo to enlarge.)