1889 Los Angeles Cable Railway Photos Post Up on The Blog

Head on over on the blog at http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/ and read about two recently-unearthed photographs from the Historical Society of Southern California showing the construction, in 1889, of the Los Angeles Cable Railway along First Street in Boyle Heights. Meanwhile, see more photos like this and a lot more at this Saturday’s Boyle Heights History Day, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boyle Heights Senior Center, 2839 E. 3rd Street, between Saratoga and Evergreen. For more information call (323) 313-2731. Hope to see you there!
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New Blog Post on Forsythe School/Evergreen Hostel is Up!

Recently nominated by the state Office of Historic Preservation with the support of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission for National Register of Historic Places status, a 1914 Mission Revival-style compound at Evergreen and Folsom streets in Boyle Heights is the subject of the latest Boyle Heights History Blog post. Operated as an “Americanization plant” for Latinas, a Presbyterian community center, a Japanese-American relocation center, offices for the U.S. Army, and then as a hostel for Japanese-Americans returning from concentration camps after WWII, the facility has survived for a century and National Register status might help in its
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Boyle Heights 140th Anniversary Event on 7 November!

Join the Boyle Heights Historical Society for a special event on Saturday, 7 November from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. celebrating the 140th anniversary of the community as part of the Society’s annual History Day program. The program features presentations, exhibits, music, poetry and more, so plan on coming down and celebrating Boyle Heights’ birthday. The free event will be at the Boyle Heights Senior Citizen Center, located at 2839 E. 3rd St., just east of Saratoga St. For more information, please call 323.313.2731. Hope to see you there!
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Final Part of the Haym Salomon Statue Post Up on the Blog!

Head over to the Boyle Heights Historical Society blog at http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/ and check out the third and final part of the post on the Haym Salomon Statue, which started life in 1944 at Hollenbeck Park and has been moved three times before establishing its current home at Pan Pacific Park on the Westside. The work of Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez, the post details the story behind the recognition of the little-known hero who financed a significant part of the American Revolution and the travels of the statue over seventy years. Thanks to Rudy for all
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New Stories Entry on Elizabeth Hollenbeck

Over on the “Stories” page of this site is a new entry on Elizabeth Hollenbeck who, with her husband, John, settled in Boyle Heights in 1876, when it was newly established. Over forty years she was a supporter of many neighborhood projects, including the Hollenbeck Home for the Aged, now known as Hollenbeck Palms. The entry was collated by Boyle Heights Historical Society Secretary/CFO Victoria Torres from material found in a 1934 history of the Hollenbeck Home, so head on over and check it out.
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Second Post on the Haym Salomon Statue Up on the Blog!

The second part of Boyle Heights Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez’ post on the Haym Salomon statue and its travels from Boyle Heights to the Westside is now up on the Boyle Heights History Blog. Check it out at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/. The next installment is coming soon, so keep an eye out!
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Another New Post is Up on the Blog!

Head on over to http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/ to check out the latest post on the Society’s history blog. This one, penned by Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez, is about a statue of the little-known Revolutionary War figure Haym Salomon, which began its life in 1944 at Hollenbeck Park, but has been moved a few times since. This is the first installment, so be on the lookout for more from Rudy’s very interesting piece soon!
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New Boyle Heights Blog Post Is Up!

It’s been a while, but there is, at long last, a new post on the Boyle Heights History Blog. Another in a series of historic photographs from the community, this post features a great 1920s image of children and adults at the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, which was then located on Savannah and 2nd streets. Head on over to the blog at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/ and check it out!
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Boyle Heights Historical Society 10th Anniversary Event

The Boyle Heights Historical Society is commemorating its tenth anniversary with a celebration on Wednesday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its office, located at the International Institute, 435 S. Boyle Avenue, Conference Room #1. Photos and other material covering the decade-long work of the Society to preserve and promote the history of the Boyle Heights community will be available and light refreshments will be served. Because of limited space, please RSVP at (323) 313-2731 or arthurtl@aol.com. 2015 also marks the 140th anniversary of the establishment of Boyle Heights, so check back for further information!
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