Arroyo Seco

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The Duardo Family

The Duardo Family

1966, Family matriarch Josefina Duardo decided to move to the neighborhood with her nine children from East Los Angeles after being told by relatives of Highland Park's peaceful an ...
New Neighbors

New Neighbors

The post-war Latinoization of Los Angeles was underway, a change that would transform Northeast and South Los Angeles, and which is still transforming the city to this day.
White Flight

White Flight

As early as the 1920s the predominantly white residents of Highland Park began looking to other areas of Los Angeles for housing. After World War II, this westward drift became a ...
Business District

Business District

Highland Park experienced a building boom at the turn of the 20th Century that would last nearly three decades. Bringing customers on the Pacific Electric that ran along Pasadena A ...
Arroyo Seco Parkway

Arroyo Seco Parkway

Highland Park is home to many of Los Angeles' firsts. How appropriate, then, that it is also the location of not just the first freeway in California, but in the United States. The ...
A New Deal

A New Deal

At the onset of the Great Depression, Los Angeles was the land of oil and movies, industries that seemed crash-proof. In just a few years, though, the city was struggling as much a ...