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Sunday, May 10, 2009


2009 - The Year of Valley History
Phyllis Hansen sent these two photographs to the blog of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley today. Here she captures some of our in-tourists looking at the Lankershim Train Station from a vantage point of the North Hollywood Post Office. The post office was built in 1936 in the midst of the Great Depression as one of hundreds of stimulus projects of the FDR administration. William Farley was Post Master General. Farley and Roosevelt created the postal "book rate" in response to the burning of books by the Nazi's at Nuremburg.

Museum Tour at North Hollywood Post Office - Photo by Phyllis Hansen 2009 (click on image to enlarge)

Phyllis captures a passing motorcyclist on Lankershim Boulevard through the windows of the stand-alone box office at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre.

El Portal Box Office Museum Tour at North Hollywood - Photo by Phyllis Hansen 2009 (click on image to enlarge)

The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.

1 comment:

donnie said...

This was my first WTOHNH--and I loved every minute of it. Fascinating! The tour leader (Richard) was fabulous--as were all my fellow 'historic walkers'. (And what a treat to have a member of the historic Weddington family along for the ride!)