Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Riverside Drive 1927 - 2008

Photo: C.C. Pierce Photography, Title Insurance & Trust, California Historical Society, probably 1927 (when area roads were paved). Riverside Drive at Partridge Rd., looking toward Allesandro. Note the retaining wall on the right: it's the same wall as currently in front of Allesandro Elementary School and homes on Riverside Drive today.(Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: AAA of Southern California, USC Digital Archives, 1961. 2 & 5 Freeway construction dramatically changed the landscape of the neighborhood. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Photo: Diane Edwardson, 2008. If you look closely at the first photo and this photo, you can see the same homes on Sunflower Ave. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Cal Trans & the MTA released the environmental review for the 2 Freeway Terminus Redesign. There are two community workshops and a public hearing in June.

Last fall, we explored the history of our neighborhood surrounding the 2 Freeway through photos collected primarily from neighbors. If you have photos of the neighborhood prior to, or during construction of the area freeways, please share them with us: