Plaster and Roofing in Lakewood California (1950)

Plaster and Roofing, Lakewood, California (1950) is the title of this photograph and the photographer was William A. Garnett who made a gelatin silver print (19.5 x 24.3 cm.) It is on exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles as part of the Pacific Standard Time collaboration amongst 60 Southern California museums and cultural institutions. Approximately 17,500 single-family houses were built in Lakewood, California, in just a few years during the early 1950s housing boom that followed World War II.  The community is about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.  For some history, visit this page at the Los Angeles County Public Library website.


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