Eagle Rock Homes
- Northeastern part of LA
- Became a city in 1911. Became part of the city of LA in 1923.
- Bordered by the city of Glendale, Highland Park on the southeast, Glassell Park on the southwest, and the cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena on the east.
- The homes are done in the Craftsman, Georgian, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco and Mission Revival style.
- In the 1950’s newer streets were extended into the hillsides which allowed for the building of larger homes with a view of the city.
- Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in the northeastern part of Los Angeles.
- It was incorporated as a city in 1911, and the area was eventually annexed to the City of LA in 1923.
- The Tongva tribe hunted game in the secluded valley below the San Rafael Hills.
- They were displaced by Spanish settlers in the late 18th century.
- The area incorporated into the Rancho San Raphael.
- It was divided into 31 parcels in 1870.
- Benjamin Dreyfus was awarded what is now called Eagle Rock.
- It existed as a farming community.
- It became an independent city in 1906.
- It was then incorporated in 1911.
- The arrival of Owens Valley water via the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the concurrent depletion of the young city’s wells ultimately led the city fathers, after considerable pressure and threats from the City of Los Angeles, to agree to annexation by Los Angeles in 1923.
- Eagle Rock is one of the few cities incorporated by Los Angeles to still have its original pre-annexation City Hall (2035 Colorado Blvd) and Library (2225 Colorado Blvd) still standing.
- The library, a Carnegie Library built in 1915, has since been listed on the National Register of Historic Place.
- It is now the Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center.
- A massive boulder at Eagle Rock’s northern edge contains an indentation which casts a bird-shaped shadow on the rock at certain times of day, giving the neighborhood its name.