This is Silver Lake Reservoir under construction in 1907, from a nice historical tidbit on Los Angeles Magazine‘s website by historian Nathan Masters, entitled “City Dig: How Ivanhoe Canyon Became Silver Lake.” Here’s a link to the story:
What's going on at the Reservoir
The Silver Lake Improvement Association and the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy are proud to present a Community Meeting on the future of the Silver Lake Reservoirs:
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:00 PM
Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Cathedral
650 Micheltorena Street
Join us for an evening about the exciting future that’s ahead for Silver Lake. Soon the Reservoirs will no longer be part of the LA DWP water system and will begin a new life in our community. Find out about the ways the Reservoirs can help solve our region’s critical water challenges, by connecting to surprising new sources of water and to the Los Angeles River.
Learn how we can we create new public space, enhanced wildlife habitat and other benefits for the community. Share your ideas for how we can reimagine this crown jewel of the Los Angeles water system!
For over twenty five years, the Conservancy has worked to protect and enhance Silver Lake Reservoirs, and we will share our work on how we can create a new purpose for the Reservoirs that will serve the Silver Lake community and the needs of the region.
This event is sponsored by the Silver Lake Improvement Association.
The L.A. Times took notice of the Silver Lake Reservoir Conservancy’s and the community’s efforts to chart the future direction of the Reservoir complex, and in a big way, with a front page story by reporter Marisa Gerber, complete with a huge photo and headline ABOVE the fold (a publicist’s dream!). Here’s a link to the story about the community, the SLRC, the Neutra’s, and the popularity and importance of Silver Lake:
And here’s a link to a “sidebar” the Times did — a series of photographs taken over the years: