Take a step back in time and see how things looked 50 or more years ago at certain location in and around Atwater Village. Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) have gathered a collection of vintage postcards and included them in their 2015 Calendar.
The postcards feature Atwater Village and neighboring areas including Tropico, Silver Lake and Los Feliz. These 2015 calendars will be available at Alias Books (3163 Glendale Blvd), Luis Lopez Automotive (2751 Fletcher Dr) and the Atwater Village Farmers’ Market (3250 Glendale Blvd). The calendars are a $10.00 donation to support FAV’s 501-c3 volunteer non-profit organization. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be put back into neighborhood projects.
In 2015 FAV will celebrate 15 years of service to the community. Some of FAV’s projects have included neighborhood cleanups and mural projects to help abate graffiti and increase awareness of local history.
The murals include; Trains Making History on Fletcher Dr. adjacent to the railroad tracks, Local Landmarks at the corner of Larga Ave. and Fletcher Dr., Past to Present on Vince’s Market at the corner of Atwater Ave. and Silver Lake Blvd. and Revisit the Red Car at the Los Angeles River and the Hyperion Bridge. Each of these mural projects involved student participation from our local elementary schools. FAV has also donated historic photos to the Atwater Village Library and to the Atwater Elementary School Library.
In addition to the calendar FAV has authored Arcadia Publishing’s book Images of America Atwater Village. Both the book ($21.99 donation) and the calendar ($10.00 donation) can be ordered via a mail order form (click here for order form), by calling (323) 913-2999 or by sending a check or money order to:
Friends of Atwater Village
P.O. Box 39A55
Los Angeles, California 90039
Orders will be delivered for free to residents in Atwater Village, Tropico, Silver Lake and Los Feliz. There will be a shipping & handling fee for mail orders.