Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Architecture
Committee Member/Second Reader
This research paper examines the relationship between place and identity by looking at the evolution of both in the specificity of the neighborhood of Boyle Heights, in Los Angeles, California. The role of the built environment and its evolution is tied to socio-cultural evolution in Boyle Heights in a narrative that emphasizes the systems of power and control that emerge through the lenses of dwelling and transportation infrastructure. Historical review of secondary sources, images, and graphics (like maps) serve to support the arguments made. The research paper focuses on Boyle Heights and Los Angeles during its interwar years, primarily examining the 1920s and 1940s, analyzing the continuities that these decades develop leading up to the 1960s and some of the issues that affect Boyle Heights today.
Urban Transformation, Redlining, Dwelling, Transportation Infrastructure
Castaneda, I. (2022). The Evolution of Place and Neighborhood Identity in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/archuht/50