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Journal of No. 118


April 21st, 2012

Ansel Adams photos of Los Angeles, circa 1940 @ 07:41 am

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LA just before WWII. Nice shot of Westwood when the Ralphs was a Ralphs. The photos were taken for an article on the aviation industry in LA, so note the Lockheed building in the shot of the train. I think that's the Skunk Works before the Skunk Works were the Skunk Works. Skunk Works.


Olympic Trailer Park, Santa Monica. Then...

and the Village Trailer Park now:

"Built in the mid-20th century as a camp for vacationers and weekend beach visitors, the 109-space Village Trailer Park just might give way in the name of progress.

The owner wants to redevelop the nearly 4-acre site with residential units, offices and shops. But tenants have urged the city to consider buying the property, valued at as much as $30 million.

Longtime residents and other community activists are pleading with the city to deflect developers and preserve the quiet outpost off Colorado Avenue."
 
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Journal of No. 118