Estrada Courts Murals

Coordinates: 34°01′08″N 118°12′29″W / 34.018973°N 118.208188°W / 34.018973; -118.208188

Estrada Courts is a low-income housing project in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, California.[1]

History and Construction

Estrada Courts was constructed in 1942-1943, during the World War II housing shortage in Southern California, which resulted from the war-time boom in war-industry work, followed by the return of servicemen to the region and the Bracero program.

Estrada Courts is owned by the City of Los Angeles and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

Estrada Courts Murals

Estrada Courts is well known for its murals, which reflect the Chicano barrio culture and traditions of the area.

The murals include:

  • Mural of children, Charles Felix
  • Two Flags by Sonny Ramirez, 1973. location 1364-6 Grande Vista Ave at Olympic.
  • In Memory of a Home Boy by Daniel Martinez 1973. location 3328 Hunter St. [1]
  • Dreams of Flight by David Botello 1973-78, repainted in 1996, location 3441 Olympic Boulevard
  • The Sun Bathers by Gil Hernandez, 1973. located at 3287 Olympic Boulevard
  • The Artist by [2]
  • Moratorium - The Black and White Mural by Willie Herron and [3]
  • We Are Not a Minority, El Congreso de Artistas Cosmicos de las Americas de San Diego (Mario Torero, Rocky, El Lion, Zade), 1978 (repainted in 1996). This mural can be seen in the 2pac Shakur

The murals Dreams of Flight, Untitled by Daniel Haro, 1983 and Untitled, by Steve Delgado, 1973 are featured prominently in an episode of the television show Robbery Homicide Division-City of Strivers from November 8, 2002.

Education

Residents are assigned to the following schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District:

References

External links

  • The Murals of Estrada Courts Los Angeles Murals Website
  • Easterling, Stewart An Art Museum on the Streets of L.A. Socialist Worker Online (September 14, 2001)
  • Getty Museum Priorities in Conserving Community Murals .pdf
  • East L.A. Public Housing Tour .pdf
  • Pomona College Experience the Mural of East Los Angeles
  • Japanese National Museum Boyle Heights Project
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