Explore Taylor Yard's Layers of History | Link TV
Explore Taylor Yard's Layers of History
Published as part of an environmental storytelling partnership with the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) at the University of California, Los Angeles. The first storyline focuses on the past, present and possible futures of Taylor Yard, an abandoned and contaminated rail yard adjacent to the L.A. River. Find more stories about Taylor Yard here.
In this interactive map you can explore the layers of history at Taylor Yard by turning on and adjusting the transparency of historical maps ranging from an 1897 survey of the Los Angeles River, through a map used by the Home Owners Loan Corporation for “redlining” and denying home mortgage loans in 1939, to the present. The city’s G2 parcel is shown on the map along with Rio de Los Angeles State Park, managed by the city and California State Parks, and the Bowtie Parcel, an undeveloped parcel owned by state parks.
Maps courtesy of The Huntington Library, LandIQ, Travis Longcore at the University of Southern California, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Geological Survey, and “American Panorama: Mapping Inequality” from the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab.
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