|Logan Elementary circa 1970. Photo courtesy Eddie Barajas|
EPHS volunteers have been busy at this weekend’s Lotus Festival, where our booth and its display of historic photographs and info have attracted a lot of attention. Many newcomers have come by to learn about Echo Park history while many long time and former residents have also stopped to talk about what the neighborhood was like back in their day. In fact, one resident, Eddie Barajas, returned to share a photo taken of Logan Elementary School around 1970 shortly before the building at Logan and Montana streets was torn down and replaced with a new structure.
The photo shows his sister and brother posed by the street sign. Barajas, who has lived in Echo Park for about 50 years, said he remembers that the Logan playground was shut down one time for the filming of Adam-12. Thanks for the photo and memories, Eddie!
The booth will remain open until 6 pm today, Sunday, July 13, for the remainder of the Lotus Festival.