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Handsome New Mural Maps Skid Row

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Photo by Stephen Zeigler

Downtown is home to "the last true Skid Row in America", a recent LA Weekly article proclaimed, and it's an area being affected greatly by the incredible rise in demand for property in DTLA. Skid Row might just seem like a synonym for blight to some, but it's an area with legal borders and covers 50 blocks—the perimeters have been legally established through court cases, asserts a release for a new mural in the neighborhood, and deserves recognition. The painting on San Julian between Fifth and Sixth streets is the first ever in the area to be "entirely designed, funded, and painted" by residents, without money or aid from non-profits or missions. The map shows not just the borders of Skid Row but also orients the viewer within the area.

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