Historic Central Avenue Los Angeles

About: Credits and Project Info

This website is the production of the "Central Avenue Collective," a working group of university scholars, community-based organizations, LA City government, and others.  Thanks to funding provided by Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. and  the LA City Department of Cultural Affairs, this working group seeks to assemble and make available to all interested parties, the broadest base of knowledge about the historical past and living present of the Central Avenue Cultural Corridor, stretching from Little Tokyo at the north of Central Avenue, to its terminus south of Watts.

Many National Register of Historic Places sites and Los Angeles city-designated Cultural Heritage Sites already exist along the Central Avenue Corridor, and many more have been documented and recognized by nonprofits like the Los Angeles Conservancy, but as yet no overarching framework has been launched that strategically draws all this information together, in a way that can also serve as a reference for allied planning and development projects such as Cultural Tourism and Business Improvement Districts  
This public resource site seeks to serve that purpose. It represents a collaboration between city, university, and neighborhood organizations.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., District Nine
Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs
The University of Southern California, New-North Residential College
The Coalition for Responsible Community Development
The Los Angeles Conservancy
LA as Subject
Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Team Members (as of July 2015)
Prof. Philip Ethington, University of Southern California, Faculty Master, New-North Residential College
Prof. Ange-Marie Hancock, Faculty Master, New-North Residential College
Prof. Lorn Foster, Pomona College
Prof. Christopher Jimenez y West, Pasadena City College
Mark Anzoategui, student, California State University, Los Angeles
Leonard Butingan, student, Columbia University 
Teresa Rogers, Project Manager

Contact person for this website: Philip Ethington, USC (philipje@usc.edu)

Special Thanks:  Leslie Wall, LA City Council Ninth District, Charmaine Jefferson, Susan Anderson, Curtis Fletcher, Walter Thompson-Hernandez, Michael Dolphin, Steven Isoardi, Tom Reed

Photo Credits:
"Key" Images on the following pages