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Friday, September 30, 2016

Why did Occidental College move from Highland Park to Eagle Rock?

Occidental College opened originally in Boyle Heights and then spent several years in Highland Park before it moved to its current Eagle Rock campus in 1914 as the anchor of a development called Occidental Park. The Los Angeles Times advertisement above, featured in the Daily Mirror blog, summarized the chief attraction of the new neighborhood:

“No shacks, no temporary homes, no saloons,
nothing objectionable of any nature. “


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