Valley Village History in Pictures

$72,731,000 flood control plan to waterproof Valley.

Photograph dated December 13, 1949 shows the construction of a two way bridge at Riverside Drive and Whitsett Avenue at the Tujunga Wash. This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.; Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends.; TESSA Digital Collections of the Los Angeles Public Library.


The Valley Village Post Office building, circa 1950:

Photograph caption dated February 2, 1950 reads, “Foodtime Market, 12450 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, takes on festival air for grand opening today, tomorrow and Saturday.”


Colfax Elementary School events, circa 1956:

Photograph caption dated October 22, 1956 reads “Colfax PTA members, Mrs. George LaRosa, homemaking chairman, and Mrs. Floyd Christy, left to right, seated, make aprons to be sold in Sewing Shop at school’s Friday festival. Mrs. Leon Sempliner, festival chairman, displays one of finished articles.” Colfax Avenue Elementary School is located at 11724 Addison Street in Valley Village.


Photograph caption dated February 6, 1956 reads “The inspired thought which led to creation of a nationwide organization pooling efforts and endeavors of parents and teachers will be dramatized for Colfax Avenue School PTA members during their founders’ day meeting Wednesday morning. The Playlet has been written by Mrs. Burns Steele, left, and Mrs. Harry Kaye, right. Portraying guardian angels are Mrs. James V. Montgomery, center left, and Mrs. Samuel Salzman.” Colfax Avenue Elementary School is located at 11724 Addison Street in Valley Village.