SurveyLA: Boyle Heights

The Boyle Heights residential community is the first of three pilot survey areas that will be completed for SurveyLA. The
City has compiled much information on Boyle Heights, which they will
share with you, but need additional information on many topics or
themes.The purpose of this meeting is to get your help to do the

Surveying the neighborhood

Taking photographs of historic resources

  • Surveying and researching faith-based structures
  • Identifying buildings associated with movements (i.e. political,arts, music, cultural) and/or people who participated in these types of movements
  • Identifying and surveying concentrations of residences that are relatively intact for possible historic districts
  • Researching newspapers for information on Boyle Heights using online databases
  • Identifying important people and where they lived or worked in Boyle Heights
  • Identifying and surveying residential working-class structures
  • Other types of information you would like to assist with
  • Please confirm your attendance by October 16, 2008 at (213) 978-1192.


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