Griffith Park: Astronomers Monument – Los Angeles CA

"Astronomer's Monument," Griffith Observatory –

The Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory is one of L. Archibald Garner’s well-known public works. It was completed in 1934 with Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) support. The Monument pays homage to six great astronomers: Hipparchus, Nicolas Copernicus, Galileo… read more

Griffith Park Clubhouse – Los Angeles CA

Griffith Park Clubhouse

"On Oct. 3, 1933, tragedy struck in the Mineral Wells area of Griffith Park. More than 1,500 public-relief workers in the park came rushing to put out a brush fire. Some climbed down into the steep canyon to fight the… read more

Griffith Park: Check Dams – Los Angeles CA

These classic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) check dams and other stonework along Vista Del Valle Drive are yet another example of the extensive improvements the New Deal carried out in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

Griffith Park: CCC Camps (former) – Los Angeles CA

CCC enrollees wait to greet Roosevelt in Griffith Park – Los Angeles CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed three camps at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA, where they were stationed to carry out extensive improvements. The three camps, journalist Carren Jao writes, were “SP-13, which eventually was never used; SP-21, more… read more