Griffith Park: Fire Fighting Sprinklers (demolished) – Los Angeles CA

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Starting in 1933, the R.F.C, CCC, and W.P.A. initiated efforts at constructing a sprinkler system that would cover the hillsides in the park and turn on in case of wild fires. In part, the project was as a result of the death of 29 county relief workers that perished in a fire Oct. 3rd 1933.

Over time, the system has broken down and is completely non functional.

According to National Archives records, the W.P.A. also built a fire break as part of its efforts in Griffith Park.

Source notes

Annual Reports of the Los Angeles Park Commission

http://www.lafire.com/famous_fires/1933-1003_GriffithParkFire/1933-1003_GriffithParkFire.htm

National Archives Record Group 69.3.1, no. 112

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 27, 2016.

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Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA

Coordinates: 34.126943, -118.276648

One comment on “Griffith Park: Fire Fighting Sprinklers (demolished) – Los Angeles CA

  1. Parts of the system were still functioning on Mt Hollywood Drive within the past 10 years but complaints – either about wasting water or creating artificial conditions or something led to Rec and Parks shutting off the water to this system permanently.

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