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Eagle Rock in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Eagle Rock City Hall

1923

 
 
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By Craig Baker, December 26, 2019
1. Eagle Rock City Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Eagle Rock City Hall — 1923. Example of Los Angeles City's absorption of small Southland communities.

Declared Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument No. 59 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Cultural Arts Department, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1969 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 59.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 8.364′ N, 118° 12.675′ W. Marker is in Eagle Rock, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Colorado Boulevard 0.1 miles east of Eagle Rock Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2035 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barack Obama ‘83 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Somerset Farm (approx. 1.3
Eagle Rock City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 26, 2019
2. Eagle Rock City Hall Marker
The marker is at the bottom of the stairs.
miles away); Verdugo Village (approx. 1˝ miles away); Invention of the Cheeseburger (approx. 1.7 miles away); Adams Square Gas Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Goode House (approx. 2 miles away); Distribution Station No. 2 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Church of the Angels (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Eagle Rock City Hall. Architect William Lee Woollet designed an Italian Renaissance Revival building that is a compliment to its location on a slightly-raised site. Built to house the offices of the mayor, clerk, city attorney, water department, chief of police, fire department, and the city council chamber, it was completed in 1922, just one year before Eagle Rock gave up its status as an independent city. Annexation to Los Angeles won by 15 votes.
A 1928 addition housed the city's Engine Co. 42 until 1959 when the current fire station was built next door. During World War II, the ration board and draft board occupied part of the building. In 1969, the building was declared City Historic Cultural Monument #59 at the petition of the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society. Today the building is vacated by all but a council-member field office. Planned restoration will make
Eagle Rock City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 26, 2019
3. Eagle Rock City Hall
it more accommodating for civic use. The building is a reminder of an independent City of Eagle Rock.
 
The Eagle Rock image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 26, 2019
4. The Eagle Rock
Located 1.6 miles east of Eagle Rock City Hall, it is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 10.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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