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Object ID F-1971
Title Sacatela Storm Drain
Description Arroyo de la Sacatela storm drain, looking east on Effie Street at west end of Silverlake.
The storm drain was buiilt to contain Sacatela Creek (also called Bimini Slough) and Bimini Hot Springs, a perennial stream that began in the Franklin Hills and joined Ballona Creek in Koreatown/Mid-City, approximately between Wilton, Westchester, and Country Club Drive. After the storm drain was completed, the creek was filled.
The photograph shows the ditch with vertical walls of dirt on both sides with wooden poles and planks on the side in the left foreground. Piles of dirt lie on each side of the ditch. Telephone poles are visible in the right background while houses can be seen in the background on both sides of the ditch. Two men are working on the storm drain construction.
Date 04/24/1929
Place Silver Lake; Los Angeles
Event Construction of Sacatela Storm Drain
Collection Los Angeles City Archives Department of Engineering Historical Photos
Provenance City of Los Angeles Engineering Department
Cataloged by Sklar, Anna
Copyright Los Angeles City Archives, City Clerk
Photographer City of Los Angeles Engineering Staff
Search Terms Flood control
Storm drains
Silver Lake
Subjects Flood Control California Los Angeles
Sacatela storm drain
Streets California Silver Lake (Los Angeles).
Silver Lake (Los Angeles, Calif.).