This page for some Historic News that I know of
in Lincoln Heights.


NORTH BROADWAY CLOCK
DESTROYED!
10/12/06

Update: 1/15/2010
I went to look at the street clock location and something is happening.
A new concrete base/foundation with new wiring was recently installed.
The location was moved back about a foot away from the curb.
The original metal base cover (hopefully stored somewhere) is gone and only the concrete footing is there for now.

We'll see how it progresses!
 

Update: 3/1/2010
Lincoln Heights has a new street clock!
A few years it was finally replaced and positioned correctly.
After all these years the original clock was facing the wrong way.

Everything is totally new including the base that was not needed. But in order for the new clock to be installed it needed its new base.
 
 

10/12/06

A few days ago a production company was filming at the Airliner Club on North Broadway and one of their trucks backed into the clock and knocked it down. Apparently it is now in three pieces: the base, the vertical shaft and the clock head all were separated in the accident.  The clock head was severely damaged, the support column to a lesser degree, and the base survived.  The fallen pieces was then carted away by LA City Street Services. The Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce is trying to locate it and get in back into their possession (before who knows what might happen to it).

Local community members are going to fight tooth-and-nail to get the clock fixed (not replaced) by the production company.  The worst part is that the production company is actually denying everything.
 
 


Street clock before it was damaged.
Photo by Stephen Sariñana-Lampson.
 
 


Street clock TODAY.
Photo by Stephen Sariñana-Lampson.

10/17/06:
Looks like the clock will never be replaced since it can't be found or it's in some recycling center somewhere. Even if it's found it is so severely damaged that it's not so easy gluing back the pieces, the clock head was shattered.
Another piece of history just thrown out with the street trash. There is no excuse for this to happen. "There are no such things as accidents."
 
 

UPDATES WILL FOLLOW AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE
Or if facts change then I will correct it here.

8/7/06
Just Discovered!
Remember seeing this small replica of the Mesmer Mansion?
(or the haunted house/castle on the hill before the actual house burned down)
On Lincoln Park Avenue between Mission Rd. and North Broadway.


This small replica of the Mesmer house has not been seen for over 30 years!
Until now, and it's still here in Lincoln Heights.


Also here is the weathervane / lightning rod that was on top of the Mesmer house.
The address of the Mesmer mansion was 3500 Manitou.

MORE ABOUT THIS DISCOVERY LATER

! FROM EAST LOS ANGELES TO LINCOLN HEIGHTS !

On March 26th, 1917 by the unanimous vote of 1000 of it's residents Monday night the name of that section of the city hitherto known as East Los Angeles was changed to Lincoln Heights. The meeting was the fortnightly "Community Night" of the neighborhood and was held at Lincoln High School. Joseph Mesmer made the motion to change the name. There was the usual musical and literary program.
(LA Times, 3/28/1917)



4/28/06

ONE OF THE SURVIVING LINCOLN PARK MERRY GO ROUND HORSES
CHARRED BY FIRE IN 1976
Photo by the Davis Siblings