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Glendale

in Los Angeles in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0017
Glendale

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Glendale, encircled by wooded hills and blue-veiled mountains in the narrow southeastern tip of the San Fernando Valley, is an attractive residential area of frame bungalows and white or pastel-tinted stucco houses with gayly colored roofs, shutters, and awnings, set off by green lawns and bright gardens. Golden-tasseled acacia, scarlet-hung pepper, eucalyptus, and palm trees border many of the area's streets, and thoroughfares frequently present a vista of green foothills or the Verdugo Mountains, purple in the distance. Curving roads climb gentle slopes to the newer residential section in the hills; higher on the hillsides are large mansions, and several health resorts and sanitariums. This chapter describes points of interest in Glendale including the United States Post Office and Federal Building, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Grand Central Air Terminal, and Brand Park. It also provides visitor information such as bus service, parks, and playgrounds, etc.

Keywords: Los Angeles; United States Post Office; Federal Building; Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Grand Central Air Terminal; Brand Park

Chapter.  3408 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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