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.
Highland Park mural unveiling 11.21.2010. 90042
Photos by Martha Benedict