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My Neighborhood Project Central Los Angeles (Alejandra Cambonchi) Part 1


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  • 1. My Neighborhood Project Central Los Angeles By Alejandra Cambonchi
  • 2. Early Twentieth Century
    • Los Angeles incorporated as a city in 1850 .
    • POPULATION OF LOS ANGELES in 1898 the city had a population of 100,000, which grew to over a million by 1930.
  • 3. Ávila Adobe
    • Ávila Adobe is the oldest house in Los
    • Angeles located on Oliver St. built in 1818
    • now part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles
    • Historic Monument . It is a historical
    • landmark still open today for the public.
    • Left: (1945) Bottom: (2008)
  • 4. La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles (The Church of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels)
    • Picture taken between 1890- 1900
    • The Church is considered a historica
    • landmark as it is known as the oldest
    • church in Los Angeles. It was built in
    • 1822 as the only Catholic Church at
    • the time. It still remains active to
    • present day. Bottom:(2007)
  • 5. Great Depression In Los Angeles
    • Due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Great Depression began in the 1930s lasting 10 years.
    • Four to Five million Americans were out of work by 1931.
    • Immigrants such as Mexican Americans received resentment. “In Los Angeles they were accused of stealing jobs from ‘real’ Americans.”
    • This led to the Mexican Repatriation where those of Mexican ancestry were forced to leave the U.S. across the border, many deported against their will even after so many had been brought over to work just years earlier.
    Unemployed men vying for jobs at the American Legion Employment Bureau in Los Angeles during the Great Depression
  • 6. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    • The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    • opened in 1923. It is a historical
    • Landmark located in University Park
    • near Exposition Park and the
    • University of Southern California. . It
    • hosted both the 1932 and the 1984
    • Summer Olympics.
  • 7. 1932 Summer Olympics
      • The 1932 Summer Olympics
      • took place in South Los Angeles
      • during the worldwide Great
      • Depression.
      • Many nations and athletes were
      • unable to pay for the trip to Los
      • Angeles.
      • There was a total of 37 nations
      • were represented at the 1932
      • Games.
  • 8. 1984 Summer Olympics
    • The 1984 Summer Olympics were held again in Los Angeles, CA.
    • Athletes from 140 nations
    • competed at the Los Angeles Games.
    • Los Angeles was chosen without
    • a vote since it was the only city to
    • submit a bid to host the games.
    • Soviet Union, East Germany,
    • Cuba, other Eastern Block countries
    • and allies, and Iran and Libya
    • boycotted the 1984 Olympics, as the
    • U.S. had done before in the 1980
    • Summer Olympics in Moscow.
  • 9. Times during World War II
    • As a result of the attack of Pearl Harbor, war hysteria and racial prejudice led to the United States Executive Order 9066 authorized by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
    • This allowed those of “foreign enemy ancestry” such as those from Japan, Italy, and Germany to be targets.
    • This also included Jewish Refugees and
    • This lead to the Japanese American internment that ordered those of Japanese ancestry to Internment Camps.