Jewish Histories in Multiethnic Boyle HeightsMain MenuIntroduction: Urban Space and the Making of a NeighborhoodMapping Jewish Histories in Boyle HeightsTimeline: Intersecting Histories in Boyle HeightsHinda and Jacob Schonfeld Digital ArchiveAbout This ExhibitCaroline Luce15876dd2f73462af784ac961ee54f3b5170890ceUCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies www.levecenter.ucla.edu
Mapping/Listening to Boyle Heights
12018-03-22T19:55:41-07:00Caroline Luce15876dd2f73462af784ac961ee54f3b5170890ce2263Created by Albert Kochaphum, sound by Jonathan Banfillplain2021-04-14T13:08:28-07:00Caroline Luce15876dd2f73462af784ac961ee54f3b5170890ceCreated by Albert Kochaphum using historical maps and archival images, this video captures the ways that Boyle Heights' physical geography has shifted since the 19th century. As such, it reveals that in Boyle Heights—like so many urban spaces—the golden dreams of generations of immigrant residents have collided with the ambitions of developers, city planners, business leaders, and transit authorities, shaping and reshaping the neighborhood's identity and landscape. The sound recording included was created by Jonathan Banfill, who recorded a continuous walk on Cesar Chavez from Evergreen Cemetery to the Golden State Freeway, May 1, 2016.