Highland Park mural prepares for its debut

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Photographer Martha Benedict on Tuesday took some shots as a mural honoring the history and future of Highland Park was being installed on the Glen-Mary Archway. The mural,  “Haramoknga – A Place Where People Gather,” was painted indoors and brought to the site in sections, the result of an  L.A. Commons program involving  artists Pola Lopez and Heriberto Luna and a team of 15 neighborhood youth. The Historic Highland Park blog has more background on the mural and the archway:

“The mural is the culmination of a 15-month process to collect stories and images from local residents, organizations and historic sites. The site of the GlenMary Archway has been a place for people to gather since the times of the early Tongva people. The original archway was built around 1903 as a waiting station- the GlenMary-Sycamore Grove stop for the red car of the Pacific Electric Trolley.”

The mural will be dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 21 during a ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Related Link:
Highland Park mural unveiling 11.21.2010. 90042

Photos by Martha Benedict


  1. Avenue 50 Studio is very proud to have brought LA Commons into our Highland Park community to honor our history and people through the arts. We would like to thank the Arroyo Arts Collective for bringing our students into this important project. Please join us for the unveiling during the Arts Collective’s 18th Annual Discovery Tour.

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