The Kaspare Cohn Hospital and the Mt. Sinai Hospital and Clinic, Part Five

Editor’s Note:  We come to the end of this very interesting and informative post by Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez on the eastside origins of one of the signal medical care facilities in Los Angeles, including a fascinating politicized issue over a fresco mural at the Mount Sinai Home for the…

The Kaspare Cohn Hospital and the Mt. Sinai Hospital and Clinic, Part Four

Editor’s note:  Sorry for the delay in getting this fourth part of this great post by Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez published.  This part involves the later ownership of the former Kaspare Cohn Hospital property and introduces us to the early history of Mt. Sinai Hospital.  The fifth and final part…

The Kaspare Cohn Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital and Clinic, Part One

by Rudy Martinez Editor’s note: Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez returns again with another multi-part post on the fascinating history of Boyle Heights and the east side, covering the development of what evolved into today’s Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.  We start with this first installment about the East Los Angeles location of…

Sam Haskins (1846-1895): He Answered His Last Alarm, Part One

Editor’s note:  Rudy Martinez, a Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member and frequent contributor to this blog, provides another fascinating story of the community’s history with this post about Sam Haskins, the first black member of the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The three-part post begins with some background on Haskins up to and including…

Santa Teresa de Cabora: The Hummingbird’s Daughter in Boyle Heights, 1902-1903, Postcript

Editor’s Note:  The end to this remarkable tale brought to us by Rudy Martinez, Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member, about Teresa Urrea, known as Santa Teresa de Cabora, is in the form of this brief postcript.  In it, Rudy notes what happened to Santa Teresa in the few years after her leaving Boyle…

Santa Teresa de Cabora: The Hummingbird’s Daughter in Boyle Heights, 1902-1903, Part Two

Editor’s Note:  This second part of Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez’s excellent post on Santa Teresa de Cabora goes into detail about her brief residence in Boyle Heights during 1902 and 1903.  It reflects a little-known aspect of a remarkable life that has otherwise been well-chronicled.  The post begins with Teresa…

Santa Teresa de Cabora: The Hummingbird’s Daughter in Boyle Heights, 1902-1903, Part One

Editor’s note:  Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez has again provided another remarkable aspect of Boyle Heights history with this two-part post, including a postscript, on the amazing life of Teresa Urrea (1873-1906), known as Santa Teresa de Cabora.  Famed for her involvement in events with Indians in the Mexican state of…