Important Dates in Eagle Rock History

Eagle Rock valley inhabited by Tongva people. (later known as Gabrielinos) Speakers of a Uto-Aztecan language, they slowly displaced earlier native groups.

1771

San Gabriel Mission established.

1784

Jose Maria Verdugo (Berdugo) received from Governor Pedro Fages a grant of 36,403 acres west of Arroyo Hondo (Seco) for stock raising and ranching. Verdugo was a soldier or guard at the San Gabriel Mission.(RS) (GAH)

1790

Verdugo retired from the army and settled on his land.(RS)

1/12/1798

Govenor Borica confirms Corporal Verdugo’s title to the Rancho San Rafael. He proceeds to establish himself as a rancher on a domain of 36,400 acres. (GAH)

1821

Transfer of Sovereignty from Spain to Mexico

8/23/1828

Jose Maria Verdugo wills his Rancho San Rafael to Julio and Catalina Verdugo, two of his (?) children. (GAH)

4/12/1831

Jose Maria Verdugo dies and title to the Rancho San Rafael passes to Julio and Catalina Verdugo jointly. (GAH)

1/11/1847

The pre-surrender conference of the Californios fighting the occupation of California by the Americans takes place under the Pico Oak in Verdugo Canyon. Formal surrender to American forces under the command of Fremont takes place at Casa de Cahuenga, January 13. (GAH)

1850

California is admitted to the Union.

1851

The United States Board of Land Commissioners is created to investigate, survey and pass on land titles in California. They confirm the title of the Verdugos to the Rancho San Rafael, consisting of an acreage of over 36,000, but the patent to the land is not issued until 1882. (GAH)

1861

The Rancho is partitioned between Julio and Catalina Verdugo. (GAH) Julio Verdugo mortgaged his share of the Rancho San Rafael (which he received from his father in 1831, “with the blessing of God” for $3,445.37. Eight years later thanks to interest charges of 3% a month, the original debt had increased to $58,750 and Don Julio was virtually a landless man. (Cleland)

3/8/1869

After six years of suit and counter-suit, the Rancho passed from the Verdugo family, at a foreclosure sale, into ownership of Alfred Beck Chapman for $58,750 plus interest – the amount owed by Julio on the mortgage. Chapman quit-claimed to Julio Verdugo 2000 acres surrounding an adobe built by Verdugo (Portosuelo). (RS)(GAH)

1870

The Great Partition : because of years of improperly handled land conveyances and lack of exact descriptions, it became necessary for the court to appoint referees to clarify the titles to all parcels within the boundaries of the Rancho San Rafael sold by the Verdugos. After surveying and adjudications, only small fragments remain in the hands of the Verdugo descendents. The largest allotment by the referees went to Benjamin Dreyfuss of Anaheim (this included most of Eagle Rock). The Verdugo family receives back over 4,200 acres. These clarified land titles allowed for further development in the area. (GAH)

1870

A Mexican named Dominguez Built first Adobe house not far from the base of the Rock. An American named Stewart bought it. (RS)

1871

New ownership of the former Rancho San Rafael and Rancho La Canada mapped. West and South Eagle Rock owned by Benjamin Dreyfus. Eagle Rock area purchased by Benjamin Deyfus as part of 8000 acres including Tropico. He was a vintner and intended to plant the area in grapes. His hopes were dashed by the phloxera epidemic (HW) Prudent Beaudry owns the area between what is now Loleta Avenue and the west side side of the Arroyo Seco.

1876

Austrian Archduke Ludwig Louis Salvator visits Eagle Rock valley, Draws first picture of the Eagle Rock.

1879

Watts subdivision of the part of Eagle Rock and other areas ownde by Glassell and Chapman.

1883

A. R. Campbell-Johnston purchases the Beaudry Tract as well as the part of the Rancho San Pascual, which lay west of the Arroyo Seco. The western boundry was Peyton Ave. (now Loleta Ave.) The street was named after A.W.H. Peyton the steward of the Campbell –Johnston Ranch for several years.

1884

First School opens in a barn donated by Milton Brown (later known as Cromwell Galpin’s barn) on Eagle Rock Blvd near Addison Way, 17 pupils, First teacher Lida Hutchins. (RS) The following year Miss Augusta Stevens becomes the teacher. She moved the school to her own house.

1886

The Campbell-Johnstons subdivide the Rockdale Tract.

1887

December. Railroad constructed to Eagle Rock from Ave 20 & Pasadena Ave by Ralph Rodgers Service lasted 10 days

7/1/1887

First Church of Christ Congregational Incorporated

4/15/1889

Eagle Rock awoke to find its railroad had been removed by a crew of 110 men on the weekend to avoid their enjoining its removal

1898

The congregation had outgrown the school building and plans were made to build the Mission style clapboard church. With gifts of labor and money the “Little Brown Church in the Vale” near Castle and Eagle Rock Road (now Caspar and Colorado Blvd.) was built. (RS) (1902 ?)

2/25/1903

Eagle Rock 20th Century Women’s Club founded

1904

Sunset Telephone Co begins service

1906

City of Glendale incorporates setting the western border of the area which would become Eagle Rock City.

1906

Eagle Rock Water Company established

1906

L.A. Railway opened to Townsend and Colorado, via Eagle Rock and Colorado Blvd.

1906

St. Barnabas Church first Episcopal service

1906

Eagle Rock Methodist Church chartered

1907

Murfield block (Eagle Rock’s first commercial block) built on corner of Townsend and Colorado (now Tritch Hardware)

1907

Eagle Rock Bank founded located in the Murfield Block. Robert Henry Brown, President; Fred E. Biles, Cashier.

3/16/1910

Gas mains laid into Eagle Rock ata a cost of $30,000 by the Los Angeles Gas and Electric Co.

3/13/1909

Glendale and Eagle Rock railway opens. Known later as “the Dinky” or the “Galloping Goose” for its single truck cars which were unstable on hills and bumps.

1910

Rev. J. M. Spangler purchased the vacant Congregational Church building for $1,300.
It was remodeled in craftsman style for the Methodist Church congregation.

1910

Eagle Rock Valley Improvement League founded.

2/21/1910

Construction begins on the Congregational Church (The Church of the Good Shepherd), known as the Bungalow Church.

3/9/1910

First issue of the Eagle Rock Sentinel. Publisher, Franklin O. Schroeder was 18 at the time.

3/9/1910

First issue of Eagle Rock Sentinel. Publishers Otto and son , Franklin Schroeder

4/15/1910

Construction of the new Eagle Rock park begins by “Huntington interests” the Eagle Rock avenue car line will be extended to the new park.(S)

8/20/1910

Eagle Rock was selected as the site of the initial outing of the American Boy Scouts of Southern California. William Randolph Hearst started the Scout movement in the United States three months earlier. “The foothills of Eagle Rock were selected because of ideal conditions for Scouting games and the highly favorable conditions for the study of nature in her best attire”(ERS) Commander C. de Vidal-Hundt, an Eagle Rock resident was in charge of the expedition.

8/25/1910

“Means Many Changes Here” Land in the ER canyon extending all the way to the Eagle Rock was purchased by the LA Railway Company, under instigation of Henry E. Huntington. “An effort was made to buy Eagle Rock itself, but the Campbell-Johnstons, to whom it belongs, absolutely refused to consider letting it go at any price.”(Los Angeles Times)

1911

Women gain the vote in California

3/1/1911

Eagle Rock City was incorporated as a city of the 6th class. The vote was 72 to 57. The approximate total population was 600. John T. Bailey elected Mayor, March 6.

  • First Board of Trustees:
  • John T. Bailey, Mayor presiding
  • James S. Pittman, City Clerk
  • William Keene Cowan
  • Charles W. Young
  • James Kincheloe
  • Wallace E. Bruce

5/3/1911

Eagle Rock Sentinel sold to H.L. Miller

7/14/1911

Eagle Rock Board of Trade founded. Godfrey Edwards, W. Werden, W.D. Roth, George Diddock, D Hollingsworth, W.P. Patten, and George S. Dore were named directors. The body did not function long and was succeeded by the Goodfellows Club, which was quite active in 1912 and 1913. In Oct. 1913 a movement for a Chamber of Commerce began. The Goodfellows Club met and voted to dissolve and all join the Chamber.

1912

First post Office opened in Eagle Rock Drug Store, W.E. Bruce Postmaster. (RS)

3/3/1912

George E. Cox elected Mayor

1913

Occidental College, Eagle Rock campus construction began

1913

St. Barnabas First Church built (Norwalk & Ellenwood)

3/1913

Henry E. Needham elected Mayor

7/1/1913

First City US Mail delivery. Postman was J. Drengberg

10/31/1913

Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce organized. 50 persons joined. Officers Orlando J. Root president; J.W. Eddy, A.D. Hitchcock, and E. Chandler, Vice Presidents; Howard C. Henderson, Secretary; Fred Biles, Treasurer; and John T. Bailey, H.C. Galloupe and B.E. Lewis, executive committee.

12/2/1913

A committee of the Women’s 20th Century Club meets with a Chamber of Commerce committee and takes initial steps to secure a library. The Carnegie Foundation was contacted, resulting in an offer of $7500 for a building if assurances were given that it would be maintained.

12/13/1913

Colorado Street Bridge opens to Pasadena

1914

Pasadena annexes San Rafael Heights setting the Eastern border of the Annandale district.

1914

First major lighting system for Colorado Blvd. installed

1914

“Edison” power station built on land owned by Huntington Land Co. in the Rock canyon. The Eagle Rock Avenue (W car) line is extended to supply the materials for construction.

1/20/1914

Eagle Rock float awarded the “Silver Cup” by the Tournament of Roses Association.

3/1914

Cromwell Galpin elected Mayor

3/5/1914

First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Rock established. Name changed from “Church of the Good Shepherd Congregational”. Col. Eddy was Chairman of Trustees. Rev Hoyt remained Pastor.

3/11/1914

New buildings of Occidental College dedicated in Eagle Rock.

4/13/1914

ER City election endorses the Library. Colorado Blvd and Rockland Ave was selected as the site. Mrs. Carrie Roberts, L.O. Hatch, W.L. Miller, Mrs. Blanche Gardiner, and Godfrey Edwards were elected to the Board of Trustees. Arrangements were made for a temporary County library in the dry goods store of Miss Alice Swan, which opened on August 7. After bidding a construction contract was let to T.H. Addison for $6840.

9/14/1914

Contract awarded to the Edwards and Wildey Co for construction of the Women’s 20th Century Clubhouse

10/1914

First Methodist Episcopal Church (remodel) dedicated.

1/1915

Cornerstone laid for the Women’s 20th Century Clubhouse.

2/1915

Women’s 20th Century clubhouse opens.

3/1915

Capt. James S. France elected Mayor

3/31/1915

First Eagle Rock Carnegie library opens. W.E. Kleinpell was the architect, T.H. Addison was the contractor. Mrs. Blanche Gardiner was the first Librarian. A board of five members, W.J. Cook, J.C. Shedd, H.H. Maxson, Mrs. C.W. Young, and Mrs. Ruth Shearin supervised the library.

4/7/1915

Presbyterian Church building finished

9/1915

Troop 1 Chartered. First public meeting held September 7. Rollin Mc Nitt was the Scoutmaster; Fred J. Truman was the Assistant. There were two patrols.

9/23/1915

First Eagle Rock Carnegie Library opens (corner of Colorado and Rockland). Mr. Charles Lummis, head of the Southwest Museum, gave an address. Local citizens donated 600 books.

9/25/1915

Eagle Rock Citizens vote to spend $65,000 on school buildings.

1916

Chamber of Commerce Brochure cites $200,000 in building permits.

1916

Chamber of Commerce Brochure statistics. L.A. Railway runs every 8 to 20 minutes — 30 minutes to L.A. Population: 1850, Assessed valuation $2 million. $200,000 in city public works expenditures. Altitude 65 to 100 feet; rainfall 19.21 inches.

6/14/1916

Occidental Addition annexed to the City of Los Angeles. This included the area of Occidental college but extended all the way to San Fernando Rd.

1917

Eagle Rock Water Company purchased by the City of Eagle Rock

4/8/1917

First Easter Sunrise Service held at the “Rock”

1919

First outdoor theatre built at the end of Norwalk Ave. under a grove of Eucalyptus. It ran for about 4 years under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Miller. Mrs. Miller had a summer theatre in 1920 in her own back yard.

1/1/1920

First Catholic Mass was said in the home of A. Klein when a congregation of 17 persons assembled.

3/1920

Robert Abbot elected Mayor

5/7/1920

Theodore Kothen Post American Legion founded under Commander Bessolo.

1921

(Approximate date) A circular pavilion (nicknamed “The Merry-Go-Round”) was built in the center at the intersection of Colorado and Eagle Rock Blvd. This structure was to shelter and protect streetcar travelers.

1921

First Eagle Rock Post Office built (location not known)

1921

City Hall and Fire Station Built

1921

St. Dominic’s Parish established. 2 lots were purchased on Merton Ave. A Tent was used the chapel until a wooden structure could be built.

1921

Lot purchased and Caretakers cottage built by 20th Century Club

1971

Eagle Rock City Hall rededicated by Art Snyder after refurbishing at the urging of the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society

1922

Eagle Rock City Hall opened (in operation today)

1922

Union High School built Verdugo & Broadway (now Glendale High)

1922

First Church of Christ Scientist of Eagle Rock founded. Upon annexation of Eagle Rock to Los Angeles the church became the 16th Church of Christ Scientist.

2/2/1922

Eagle Rock Christian Church (Eagle Rock Church of Christ) founded

3/1922

Sherrill B. Osborne elected Mayor
Board of Trustees:
Sherrill B. Osborne, Mayor presiding
Elmer M. Bergsvick
H.B. Curtis
George C. Mattison
Jesse Taylor
Benjamin B. Martsolf, City Clerk

6/1922

A tent meeting on the northwest corner of Eagle Rock and Colorado Blvds by a small group of Seventh Day Adventists results in a congregation large enough to require a church building. A large wooden tabernacle was built on Merton Ave.

1923

Eagle Rock Business & Professional Women’s Club organized by Dr. Mary Le Clere.

1923

First Easter Sunrise service at the Rock, 2nd in the country

1923

An earthquake dislodges a piece of the face of the Eagle Rock over the eagle’s right wing. (GAH)

1923

Solheim Lutheran Home opens

1/1923

Dedication of the new building of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

3/27/1923

Tuesday, March 27 Eagle Rock voted for Annexation to the City of Los Angeles by a Majority of 297 votes. 1,917 citizens voted. Lewis B Reed, 99 years old, was brought to the polls in an automobile and was cheered as he stepped from the machine.(RS)

5/17/1923

Engine Station #42 was opened on Colorado Blvd. replacing the volunteer force. The building cost $8000.

5/18/1923

Eagle Rock Annexed to Los Angeles (due to need for a high school, more water and sewers). The library comes under the jurisdiction of the LA City Library system.

10/1923

Annandale addition to the City of LA. This included the Rockdale and Figueroa St. areas

12/7/1923

Eagle Rock Kiwanis founded.

1924

Market constructed at Yosemite and Townsend in the Happyland district by P.C. Blackmer

1924

Loleta Ave named for Robert Cota’s sister Leota.

1924

Eagle Rock Christian church building built on Ellenwood Dr.

1924

The cornerstone was laid for the current Union Church on the Southeast corner of Colorado Blvd. and Maywood.

1/1924

First issue of Eagle Rock Reporter. Publisher James Daley and sons, James Jr. & Max

5/7/1924

Fire station company #55 completed on York Blvd. at a cost of $29.000.

9/6/1924

First real church building completed by the Seventh Day Adventists.

1925

J. S. Daley, sons J.S. Daley Jr. and Max O. Daley, publishers of the Eagle Rock Reporter, purchase the ER Sentinel. Name is changed for a time to the Reporter- Sentinel.

1925

Councilman Edwin baker of Eagle Rock selected to set boundaries for the new 14th district created by the new city charter

1925

Los Angeles Library Board allocates $33,000 to a complete remodeling of the ER Branch Library.

1925

Isaac Colton Ash of Highland park elected councilman for 1925-26

2/24/1925

Feb. 24. St. Dominic’s intermediate Catholic School dedicated.

10/21/1925

Eagle Rock Lutheran Church organized with 14 members.

1926

Argus Bowl built by Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Argus

1926

Eagle Rock Community Church founded by Rev. Andrew Johnson

1927

Electric power lines constructed to the Silverwood hills, Happyland district, and the new $500,000 Eagle Rock High School

1927

New Library constructed using some foundations from the from the old library

1927

William G. Bonelli, an Occidental College professor, elected to L.A. City Council 27-28

1/8/1927

New Foursquare Church opens at 1550 Colorado Blvd. Presided over by Rev. Marion A. Coffey

1/25/1927

Natural gas turned on into Eagle Rock mains.

4/1/1927

Eagle Rock Baptist Church formally organized. Dr. Herbert G. Tovey was called as the first pastor. Construction of the mission style church commenced on July 31st. Miss Lena Miller turned the first spade of earth.

7/10/1927

Lutheran Church dedicated

7/17/1927

Eagle Rock Community Church founded (1649 Yosemite Drive)

7/23/1927

Nana King Custer Bethel #43 Job’s Daughters was granted a charter with 35 girls

9/1927

Eagle Rock High School opened with 690 pupils

1928

First issue of the Eagle Rock Advertiser

11/9/1928

Electric lights to be installed on Colorado Blvd.

1929

Lutheran Church parish hall built

1929

Charles Alfred Holland elected to L.A. City Council 29-30

1929

Charles A. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 29-30

5/9-10/1929

Yosemite theater opens with talking pictures. The picture shown was “The Younger Generation” with Jean Hersholt.

1930

In the early 30’s, as automobile traffic became heavier, drivers disliked maneuvering around the pavilion. Later, during water pipe construction, a bulldozer accidentally crushed the roof. Town officials decided to remove, rather than repair the structure. It was necessary to use dynamite to break up the cement floor. Nearby merchants did very little business during the dismantling.

1930

California History and Landmarks Section of the 20th Century Club founded by Mrs. C.W. Young

ca 1930

Robert Cota reports seeing Chinese troops at shooting range in Glenoaks [now Scholl] canyon. Misses were being credited as bullseyes.

ca 1930

Robert Cota reports that the Eagle Rock city dump was located in a ravine between Loleta & Hartwick just below Hill

1930

Joe Eastwood purchases Eagle Rock Sentinel

1931

Edward L Thrasher elected to L.A. City Council 31-32

12/31/1930

Glendale & Montrose Railroad “dinkey” car service discontinued at midnight

8/1931

Methodist Church and United Church of Christ (Congergational) merge to form the United Church of Eagle Rock. Dr. E.A. Palmer was the first pastor of the newly merged church

8/4/1932

La Paloma performed as part of the Olympiad Celebrations

11/1/1932

Harry A. Lawson and son, D.H. Lawson purchase Eagle Rock Sentinel

1933

Edward L Thrasher elected to L.A. City Council 33-34

2/16/1933

Wynn Chevrolet opens larger quarters at 2254 Colorado Blvd.

6/1/1934

Pioneer Market opens at 1570-72-74 Colorado Blvd.

1935

Edward L. Thrasher elected to L.A. City Council 35-36

5/11/1935

Mrs. Martin Bekins dies. The wife of Martin Bekins founder of Bekins Van and Storage Co. (founded 1895) lived in a beautiful home at 1550 Hill Drive. The home was later sold to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lane.

1934 through 1936

Colorado Blvd and Eagle Rock Blvd part of Route 66.

1936

Bungalow Church moves to Colorado Blvd. and remodeled as Foursquare Gospel Church

5/10/1936

Eagle Rock Community Church becomes Eagle Rock Community Covenant Church (1649 Yosemite Dr.) Rev. Arvid Carlson was the first Covenant pastor.

1937

Edward L. Thrasher elected to L. A, City Council 37-38

1938

Safeway store erected at 1808 Colorado Blvd.

1939

Edward L. Thrasher elected to L. A, City Council 39-40

1/1939

Eagle Rock’s last Rose Parade float

1941

Edward L. Thrasher elected to L. A, City Council 41-42

1943

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 43-44

5/11/1944

Army Mustang warplane crashes in Eagle Rock killing the pilot (LAT) Location was Las Flores and Rockland (Bill Clancy)

1945

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 45-46

1947

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 47-48

1948 Through 1950

Stimson’s Lemon Ranch at east end of Valley was subdivided

4/18/1948

Streetcar service cut back to Eagle Rock and Colorado from Townsend.

1949

Boulevard renovations completed between Eagle Rock and Townsend removing trolley tracks.

1949

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 49-50

7/17/1949

Eagle Rock Advertiser ceases publication with Volume #23 Issue #8.

1951

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 51-52

1953

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 53-54

8/18/1953

The Eagle Rock Reservoir, built on the San Rafael Hills, was dedicated

10/7/1953

New Colorado Bridge opens over the Arroyo Seco. Cost $6,400,000.

1954

Eagle Rock Recreation Center Clubhouse opened. The Clubhouse was designed by Richard Neutra one of America’s most distinguished Architects

1955

John C. Holland elected to LA City Council 55-58

1955

Casa Bianca Pizza opens

5/23/1955

Bus takes place of streetcar on Eagle Rock line to Eagle Rock and Colorado.

9/1957

Eagle Rock Sentinel purchased by Northeast Newspapers publisher Oran W. Asa and combined with Eagle Rock News Herald, which was started several years prior. Harry Lawson remains Editor.

1958

Martha Washington Restaurant sold to Attorneys Richard Saulque and Henry Dally who are re –naming it The Barristers Inn.

2/21/1958

Davis Pharmacy opens at 2200 Colorado Blvd. (at Eagle Rock Blvd) Replaces the Bank of America.

1959

Seventh Day Adventist Church completed on Merton Ave. under the leadership of Rev. Elder Lewis Langworthy

1959

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 69-62

1/1959

Occidental College begins work on Chillcott Hall women’s residence. Later in the year construction begins on Willis H. Booth Music and Speech Center.

1959

Construction begins on Eagle Rock Recreation Center playground improvements. The original design was by noted landscape designer, Garret Eckbo. These improvements cost $150,000 raising the overall expenditure for the park to $465,000 (ERS)

3/8/1959

L.A. County Supervisors vote 5-0 for the Scholl Canyon dump plan. Glendale and the County split the fees. Use is dedicated to recreation for Glendale. Access road to be built through the area known as Eagle Rock Park.

8/8/1959

New fire station #42 completed on Colorado Blvd. Replaces old station, which was attached to the Eagle Rock City Hall.

1961

March of Progress Parade celebrates Eagle Rocks’ 50th anniversary.

1961

Eagle Rock Blvd. made a State Highway

10/25/1961

Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society (ERVHS) organized

1962

It was reported that all Eagle Rock schools were teaching the “Legend of the Rock.”

1962

The Eagle Rock Declared Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #10

1963

Oil painting of the Eagle Rock by Jennie C. Brayton presented to the Eagle Rock Library by the people of Eagle Rock. The painting is presently displayed in the Community room.

1963

“Friends of the Eagle Rock Library” organized

3/14/1963

Construction begins on California Federal Savings office building on Eagle Rock Blvd.

1964

John C. Holland elected to L.A. City Council 63-66

3/16/1964

Fire in the hills above Hill Dr. destroys many homes near Dahlia Dr.

1966?

Rumford Fair Housing Bill passes desegregating all housing sales in California

1967

Arthur K. Snyder elected to L.A. City Council 67-71

2/26/1969

Eagle Rock¹s City Hall was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #59

1971

134 Freeway opened bypassing Colorado Blvd the previous highway route.

1971

Arthur K. Snyder elected to L.A. City Council 71-75

2/27/1971

City Hall rededicated by Art Snyder, after refurbishing at the urging of the ERVHS

1972

Earthquake destroys or renders unsafe many masonry buildings. Presbyterian church demolished as a result.

1973

14th District redrawn to crete a “Hispanic district” and in response to the 1970 census.

1973

Arthur K. Snyder wins recall election for the 14th district L.A. City Council seat.

10/1973

Eagle Rock Plaza opens

1975

Arthur K. Snyder elected to L.A. City Council 75-79

6/1978

2 Freeway opens from the 5 to the 210

1979

Arthur K. Snyder elected to L.A. City Council 79-83

1981

Old Library closed because of non-conformity to code; New Library opens (5027 Caspar Ave.)

1983

Arthur K. Snyder elected to L.A. City Council 83-87

1983

14th District redrawn in response to the 1980 census

1983

Arthur K. Snyder narrowly avoind runoff election against Steve Rodriguez in a recall election for the 14th district L.A. City Council seat

1985

TERA, The Eagle Rock Association founded

1985

Old Library declared a City Cultural Historical Landmark

6/30/1985

Arthur K. Snyder resigns from L.A. City Council

11/1985

Richard Alatorre elected to L.A. City Council remainder of term 85-87. Vacancy created by Snyder’s resignation.

4/1/1986

In response to the threatened destruction of the historic business buildings at the corner of Townsend and Colorado. Kathleen Aberman stands on the building’s roof in an attempt to ward off the surprise demolition by the owner. The present brick faced mini mall subsequently replaced these buildings.

1987

Richard Alatorre elected to LA City Council 87-91

1987

Old Library placed on the National Register Of Historic Places

6/1987

Citywide mini mall moratorium adapted with building on rear lot line as definition of mini mall

3/12/1988

Specific Plan Advisory Committee appointed by Councilman to advise on the writing of the plan by City Planning and the Council Office.

1991

Richard Alatorre elected to L.A. City Council 91-95

7/3/1991

Northeast Newspapers sold by Oran Asa to Community Media Enterprises

8/9/1992

Colorado Blvd Specific Plan passed and adopted by City Council

6/11/1994

City Hall rededicated after seismic upgrade. Historic paint scheme was replicated. Historical Society Museum moves to a room at the rear of the lower floor community events room.

1995

Richard Alatorre elected to L.A. City Council 95-99

1995?

Last issue of the Eagle Rock Sentinel

1995

The front half of the Eagle Rock purchased by the City for $669,000

1997

Former Eagle Rock Branch Library rededicated after seismic upgrade as Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center

3/8/1997

Eagle Rock Snapshot Day

1999

Nick Pacheco elected to L.A. City Council 99-03

2002

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council formed. Boundaries set for Eagle Rock Neighborhood, they were the largest configuration for Eagle Rock ever.

2003

Antonio Villaraigosa elected to L.A. City Council 03-07

2005

Jose Huizar elected to L.A. City council 05-07 to fill vacancy created by Villariagosa’s election as Mayor