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Local history around the Dodger Stadium area...

From: Rudy
Sent on: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:27 AM

Hello Everyone,

 

Since the Dodger Stadium meetup is this Saturday, I thought members might be interested about some of the significant local history around the immediate surrounding area of Dodger Stadium. The links below details some of this history.

 

Before Dodger Stadium was built, Chavez Ravine was a thriving, working-class neighborhood (only a few short years after this community was completely gone, downtown's original Bunker Hill would also disappear):
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/chavezravine/cr.html


The first Jewish cemetery in LA was located just below Dodger stadium. The plaque commemorating this site is on Lookout Dr – just behind the LA Fire Dept complex:
http://www.travelinlocal.com/the-fascintating-history-of-the-first-jewish-cemetery-in-los-angeles/

The original Calvary cemetery was located where Cathedral High school is now (thus the mascot – The Cathedral Phantoms):
http://archdiocese.la/prayer/cemeteries/info/history.html

Below the hills of Elysian Park, there once existed LA's own version of Little Italy:
http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/history/italian-americans-legacy-in-early-los-angeles-includes-taking-a-sip-of-winemaking-history.html


In 1902, Barlow Respiratory Hospital on Stadium Way was the city's first tuberculosis sanatorium:
http://www.barlowhospital.org/main.php?pri=1&sec=8&ter=1

 

Rudy

 

 

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