Save the Date for Lost Eagle Rock

Former Eagle Rock resident Paul Ohannesian grew up in the bungalow pictured above (his mom and dad are working on the lawn) in the 5100 block of El Verano Avenue. The family home, however, is long gone and so is the 5100 block of El Verano, which now lies underneath the Eagle Rock Plaza, probably below the Chuck E Cheese’s and the parking garage. The entire neighborhood Ohannesian knew during the 1950s and 1960s was scraped away to make room for the mall and nearby 2 Freeway. On Tuesday night, Ohannesian, who now lives in Vancouver, returns to Eagle Rock to tell the story and show photos of his former neighborhood in a Lost Eagle Rock presentation organized by the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society. “Though he moved to Canada in 1970,” said the historical society in a statement, “in some ways Paul’s heart will always be in Eagle Rock, of which he has many fond memories.” More upcoming events in Save the Date.

Photo courtesy Paul Ohannesian/Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society.

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