The East Hollywood Neighborhood
East Hollywood is bounded by Western Avenue on the west, Hollywood Boulevard on the north, the Hollywood Freeway on the south and Virgil Village and Hoover along the east. East Hollywood is a densely populated neighborhood of 78,000+ residents in the central region of Los Angeles
East Hollywood is notable for being the site of Los Angeles City College, Barnsdall Park and a hospital district. There are seven public and five private schools, as well as a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library and three hospitals.
A little East Hollywood history... In the early 20th century, the East Hollywood area was a farming village that also encompassed some of what is now Los Feliz. Parts of the neighborhood were formerly known as "Prospect Park." In 1910 the towns of Hollywood and East Hollywood approved annexation to the City of Los Angeles in order to tap into the city water supply. In 1914, Children's Hospital was relocated from Downtown LA to Vermont Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.
In the early 1920s, Barnsdall Park was built. The 1920s were also a time of massive immigration into East Hollywood. Armenian immigrants established the community that is now Little Armenia. The University of California Southern Branch, needing more space, moved west at the end of the 1920s to a ranch called Westwood and became UCLA. The old Southern Branch campus then became Los Angeles Junior College, which was later renamed Los Angeles City College.
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