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North is at the top of this map from the Los Angeles Times, August 20, 1916. A Santa Fe Railroad track runs northeast-southwest through Hyde Park. Southwest from Mesa Drive (now Crenshaw Boulevard) lies a paved boulevard (now Florence Avenue) to Redondo Beach. Manchester Avenue (now Boulevard) is at the bottom. The “Proposed Road” at the top (signaled by an arrow) and Mesa Drive are now part of Crenshaw Boulevard. The Baldwin Hills (mountain range) are at top left.Hyde Park is a neighborhood in the South region of Los Angeles,California. Formerly a separate city, it was consolidated with Los Angeles in 1923.
"There are many families with little ones living here and a far local parks. Although I have never had a bad experience with my fellow neighbors.. I do feel like you should take care of your belongings or loved ones when out and about. And that’s everywhere. Just be safe. I’ve lived here for 20 yrs and I now have my baby son. I’m comfortable shopping and walking the sidewalks with him. I just always say to be cautious and safe. It’s a very nice area once you get familiar with it." "Is not area safety All the time the police are in these area, Hyde park doesn’t have park safety. The schools is near the area." (Source: www.trulia.com)
Parts of C/LAX were engineered to run underground, others on an elevated rail line, and some at street level. The portion running through Hyde Park and Leimert Park (the heart of Los Angeles’ Black community, which is one of the largest Black communities west of the Mississippi) will run at grade. This required the removal of hundreds of mature trees and disruption to the many businesses along this important Black commercial corridor. Community leaders responded to this perceived slight by organizing around a vision for this 1.3-mile stretch of the light-rail line, focused on turning it into an “outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles.” This vision became Destination Crenshaw, a community-led project with the dual goals of helping local residents see themselves in the new infrastructure and introducing visitors to the culture and history of the Black neighborhoods they’re passing through. Led by Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Destination Crenshaw’s leaders explain the goals of the project as follows:
“Serving as an economic incubator for residents and legacy businesses, Destination Crenshaw is an outdoor people’s museum that’s countering the forces of gentrification and cultural erasure that threaten our community. This first-of-its-kind project will preserve the culture and historic contributions of Black Los Angeles by increasing a sense of community ownership.” (Source: smartgrowthamerica.org)