Sharing History With The Boyle Heights Historical Society

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Yesterday's "doubleheader" of presentations on regional history at the Homestead and Chino Hills was followed this afternoon by another talk given to the Boyle Heights Historical Society at its monthly meeting in that neighborhood's city hall.  The PowerPoint-illustrated discussion was an overview of some of the elements of the history of... Continue Reading →

Sharing History on Double Duty at the Homestead and in Chino Hills

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Baseball Hall of Famer and Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks once reportedly said, "It's a beautiful day—let's play two."  On those rare occasions like today, I could easily adapt the great infielder's quote and exclaim, "It's a beautiful day—let's give two talks." The first presentation was at the Homestead for customers... Continue Reading →

Through the Viewfinder: Main Street Between 4th and 5th Streets, Los Angeles, early 1900s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Today's entry in the "Through the Viewfinder" series highlights a fine unmounted cabinet card photograph by Fred E. Munsey showing a section of downtown Los Angeles on Main Street from between 4th and 5th streets in the first years of the 20th century.  The image is titled "#18 Post Office MAIN... Continue Reading →

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