Lost Eagle Rock

Today Eagle Rock Plaza is “just part of the community”. However, this was not always so.
Former resident Paul Ohannesian will present an illustrated talk about growing up in the 50’s and early 60’s in the neighborhood replaced by the Plaza at 7:00 on Tuesday, March 9 at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd. This public meeting of the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

Drawing on family photo albums and home movies, Paul will describe life as seen by him at 5135 El Verano Avenue. The talk will include photos of San Rafael Elementary School, which Paul and his brothers attended and which was demolished in 1960. Images of the 1927 Eagle Rock High School buildings as well as some fascinating panoramic photos of the San Rafael hills before and during the construction of the freeway will also be shown.

A graduate of Eagle Rock High School (1964), Paul studied architecture at the University of Southern California and has always had a strong interest in historic buildings and neighborhoods. Though he moved to Canada in 1970, in some ways Paul’s heart will always be in Eagle Rock, of which he has many fond memories