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Dodgers Mark Their 50th, Neighborhood's Last


Bulldozer razes last Chavez Ravine home [LA Times 1959]

Behind the silver lining of the Dodgers move to Los Angeles 50 years ago is the dark cloud of Chavez Ravine, the Mexican-American neighborhood bulldozed for Dodger Stadium. The blue sky behind that dark cloud might have been Elysian Park Heights, the public housing project designed by Richard Neutra. But it was canceled before construction ever began.


Architectural drawing of public housing project Elysian Park Heights, designed by architect Richard Neutra [Online Archive of California]


Architectural drawing of row house in public housing project Elysian Park Heights, designed by architect Richard Neutra [Online Archive of California]
· The Battle of Chavez Ravine [Wikipedia]
· 50 Years of Dodger Baseball [Dodgers.com]
· Lunchtime Reading: Eminent Domain [Curbed LA]