Remembering and Honoring Our WWII Veterans Keeping The Spirit of ’45 Alive in Boyle Heights

  Names listed row by row: Manuel Aguilera, Ray Aragon, John Arambula, Louis S. Ayala, Alfred Bablot, Manuel Bablot, Arthur T. Benavidez, James C. Borunda, Edward Bischop, Ralph Campoy, Julio Collosi, Manuel R. Contreras, Fredrico Corral, Steve Cano Delgado, Jr., Hector De Varas, Roman A. Diaz, David Dobreer, Eugene Dominguez, Richard Dominguez, Joe Dominguez, Raul…

BHHS Appreciation

Plaques presented to founder Diane Ybarra, historian Paul Spizzeri, historian Rudy Martinez for their help to advance the mission of BHHS

Volunteers of America and the Maud Booth Home in Boyle Heights

Back in spring 2010, this blog featured a post (see http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/historic-houses-of-boyle-heights-joseph.html) on the 1882 house of Joseph M. Workman, cousin of Boyle Heights founder William H. Workman. By 1895, however, Joseph Workman lost the house, located at 451 South Boyle Avenue, to foreclosure and the home was occupied by others, including saddler Allan Ball and…

Workman Family Papers

The Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, holds the Workman Family Papers, an archival collection of importance to all persons interested in the history of Boyle Heights. William H. Workman was the chief developer of Boyle Heights in the late nineteenth century, and the records of his development…

Historic Photos of Boyle Heights: The Robert and Carlota Wirsching House

Still standing at 539 Brittania Street, although stuccoed and significantly altered, the Robert and Carlota Wirsching House is one of the older houses of Boyle Heights that dates to the late 19th-century. Like many houses, the Queen Anne-style structure has an interesting story relating to its original owners. Carlota Valencia was born on 29 December…