February 24, 2007

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract 1923

Photo: 1923, Holyland Exhibition, Silver Lake
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Photo above is shot from what was the future site of the Holyland Exhibition at the corner of Lake View Ave. and Allesandro Way. Their founder, Futterer, documented neighborhood growth.
The group of houses at the center of the hillside in the Semi-Tropic Tract are on Alvarado. In the foreground, the mule team is clearing the forest for road building and subdivision. The Glendale (2) Freeway now runs through the part of the photo where the mule teams are working. The Whitmore Red Car Trolley stop was at the intersection of Allesandro Ave. and Whitmore.