Southern California Photography by Alan Pavlik, editor and publisher of Just Above Sunset
Click here to go to a page of links to the high-resolution photography pages at Just Above Sunset
Click here to go to a page of links to more than thirty albums of multiple photographs on single events or specific locations.
Tuesday, 28 February 2006
Topic: East of Hollywood
This is the last day of Black History Month. And this is the African American Fire Fighter Museum (1401 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles) -
Until 1955 fire stations were segregated? Odd.
The African American Fire Fighter Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, conserving and sharing the heritage of African American firefighters.
The Museum is housed at old Fire Station 30. This station, which was one of two segregated fire stations in Los Angeles, between 1924 and 1955, was established in 1913, to serve the Central Ave community.
This beautifully restored facility has the original apparatus floor tiles, poles and kitchen out-building, dating back to 1913, when the facility opened as a fire station. The Museum has been designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument 289, and is the recipient of the Los Angeles Conservancy's 1999 preservation Award.
These shots were taken February 5, 2006 - it's across the street from The Good Ship Coca-Coca, down in the warehouse district, east of downtown.
The doors -
An old machine in the darkness -
View Latest Entries