The Founding fathers of medicine (PPAC #51)

**Note: This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while. When I use to work in East LA, I kept trying to perfect this post. Maybe I felt compelled to because I saw it everyday. But now since I no longer work in East LA, I thought it was time to release it. **

East of downtown Los Angeles there is this large stone building known as the Historic General Hospital, also nicknamed The Great Stone Mother. This building was where Los Angeles County Department of Health Services treated patients from 1933 to the early 2000s when it was no longer compliant to treat patients in this building. Though this building does not treat patients, it does serve other purposes: it’s a work space for many non-profits and non-clinical departments occupy the space. In addition, this building is in the works to be repurposed as affordable housing and other mixed-used development.

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La Brea Tar Pits (PPAC #16)

One of my favorite buildings in Los Angeles is the La Brea Tar Pit Museum. We took Lana out to learn about ancient animals that roamed Los Angeles. I wish I took more photos of this building. This building reminds me of those “green roof” buildings because the museum is part of the mound you’ll find at the park. It really makes me wish I took more photos of the whole park. Maybe I have them in my other camera! But in the meantime, here’s an aerial view from Alamy Stock Photos.

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