Thursday, August 1, 2019

"How LA addressed its postwar housing shortage [with] Park La Brea—a single megadevelopment"


Less than 100 years ago, the area was rural ranchland owned by the Hancock family, a portion of what remained of the once sprawling Rancho La Brea.


The battle went all the way to the California Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Metropolitan in 1940.


Construction on the first phase was completed in 1944. Rents were set from around $52 to $90 a month.


Occasionally referred to as the “dragon teeth,” according to Wallach, the unique placement of the towers has led some (conspiracy theorists) to point to the layout as the work of the Illuminati.
*Previously: Fallout shelter in Los Angeles filled with vintage goods