Monday, October 28, 2013

2 & 5 Freeway: 1961 From Rosebud Ave

Photo: Smith, 1961.  The 2 & 5 Freeways were built at breakneck speed through our neighborhood in 1960-1962.  Shot from Rosebud Ave in the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract. (Click on photos to enlarge.)  
Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 13, 2013.  Trees matter.  They help fight air pollution, in addition to blight caused by the freeways. 

Note: The vacant lots in the foreground (on Rosebud Ave) are up for a public hearing Tuesday for setback variances.  They want to build closer to the street on this insanely steep hill.  However they also sit on a very steep, tight hairpin turn on the only access road on a notoriously difficult hill to build.