When I Think of Home: Images from L.A. ArchivesMain MenuIntroductionThe greater Los Angeles area is on the traditional lands of the Gabrielino/Tongva, Chumash, Fernandeño Tataviam and Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) peoples. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water and to their ancestors.L.A. FirstsMigration to Los Angeles in Pursuit of Health and HappinessThe Community and Cultural Enclaves of L.A.Los Angeles Architecture and LandscapesHistoric Home MuseumsContributorsChronologyMapping the ExhibitAcknowledgementsWhen I Think of Home: Images from L.A. Archives is the first digital History Keepers exhibit produced for the annual Archives Bazaar and would not have been possible without the collaboration of LAAS members and Archive Bazaar Exhibit subcommittee members.
Crowd watching structural resting of Watts Tower, 1959
12020-09-30T15:38:59-07:00Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e310112A crowd of neighborhood locals watch as the Rodia towers are being prepared for a structural test to prove whether they should be allowed to stand or be torn down. The test was devised by engineer Bud Goldstone and the results refuted the City's claim that they were hazardous to passersby and saved them from demolition.plain2020-10-12T10:29:01-07:0010/10/1959Los Angeles City ArchivesNo Copyright- in public domain33.9388598,-118.2419477Crowd Watching Structural Testing of Watts Towers October 10.1959 - Los Angeles City ArchivesLos Angeles, Calif.Los Angeles Building & Safety DepartmentCurtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e