5 thoughts on “NW Hermosa Street, 1939

  1. This is a great photo on many levels! Old cars, WPA project, the various stances of workmen, the expression on the bare-chested guy, with the Chesterfield hanging on his lip- classic! A keeper worthy of framing!

  2. It is also a great photo because it illustrates the problem the drainage project was designed to solve: The unstable ground as evidenced by the many cracks in the pavement and the missing south side of the street behind the fence. Slides are still a difficult problem in that area almost 80 years later.

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