Tune in to Episode Fifteen of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Jenny Watts, curator of photographs at the Huntington Library, about the accession and digitization of 70,000 negatives from the archives of Southern California Edison, documenting electricity in the southland from the late 19th century through the 1960s. We also sit down with Ken Bernstein, head of Historic Resources for the City of Los Angeles, to discuss the challenges facing the preservation of the city’s nearly 30,000 historically-designated structures, and the tools available for keeping them around for future generations.
All this, plus cultural musings on the latest Battle on Bunker Hill (HOA versus renters), new palm trees for Elysian Park, the community benefits of trailer park living, and East L.A.‘s giant tamale in peril, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of April 29th, 2013.
Photo Credit: G. Haven Bishop, Long Beach-Lighthipe-Laguna Bell Transmission Line - Tall crossing towers at Long Beach - complete towers with reflection in water, 1932. Photo courtesy of the Huntington Library.