Constructing the Valley Municipal Building, 1932


Most photographs of the Valley Municipal Building show the 1933 building after its completion, but here are some, by Dick Whittington Studio as the hole was being dug in 1932. Statistics and specifications for the completed structure exist and have been cited many times, so I won't do it here. Instead, one might look at…

Woodman and Riverside, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1932


Here are two astonishing photos, startling to our eyes, showing how open the San Fernando Valley was 82 years ago. Today this area is completely urbanized, home to Notre Dame High School and Fashion Square.