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Eagle Rock Homeowners with Crawlspace Moisture Call on SERVPRO

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Eagle Rock gets its name from a large rock in the area whose shadow looks like an eagle with outstretched wings. It is a neighborhood that is part of Northeast Los Angeles. Originally it was its own city, incorporated in 1911, but merged with Los Angeles in 1923. 

Native Americans and Spanish Settlers 

San Rafael Hills was once a secluded valley that was inhabited by the Tongva people. They had an attractive food source. The valley is full of oak trees, and the Tongva used the acorns from the trees as a staple food. In the late 18th century, Spanish settlers would displace the Tongva. When this happened, the San Rafael Hills area became incorporated in Rancho San Rafael. In 1870, this would be divided into 31 parcels of land. What is known as Eagle Rock was awarded to Benjamin Dreyfuss and was a farming community in the 1880s. 

American Settlers & The Growth of a Town 

Los Angeles began to grow steadily as more American settlers came to the area, which would continue well into the late 19th century. Once semi-rural developments would rapidly change into suburban areas, Henry Huntington's Los Angeles Railway trolley line was built. It allowed for the expansion of Eagle Rock valley and made traveling much more manageable.  

Into the Future 

Eagle Rock is situated between Pasadena and Glendale and was annexed to Los Angeles in 1923 because of the need for a high school and an adequate water supply. The city of Eagle Rock itself did not have the resources to meet either of those needs.  

Increasing the Value of Eagle Rock 

From the 2000s and onwards, Eagle Rock has undergone gentrification, which has increased property value. Housing prices have increased dramatically, along with new business growth. Just in the last decade, the neighborhood has seen further development of: 

  • Art galleries
  • Bars
  • Coffee shops  

Young Urban Professionals & Counter-Culture 

Diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups live in Eagle Rock and the surrounding communities. There has been an influx of young urban professionals from nearby neighborhoods such as Silver Lake and Los Felix. At the core of those who reside in Eagle Rock are counter-culture artists, writers, and filmmakers. The 2000 census laid out the ethnic breakdown as follows: 

  • Latinos - 40.3%
  • White – 29.8 %
  • Asian – 23.9%
  • African-American – 1.8%
  • Others – 4.1% 

For the foreign-born residents, over 35% were from the Philippines and over 25% from Mexico. 

Sightseeing in Eagle Rock 

For those who enjoy a pleasant venture Hill Drive, once Hill Avenue, is a beautiful street. Other streets worth visiting include Mt. Royal Drive, Laverna Avenue, Hermosa Avenue, and Highland Avenue. Roads were added or extended in the 1950s to build large residential buildings with a city view. For those who enjoy architecture, you can see homes built in the style of: 

  • Craftsman
  • Georgian
  • Streamline Modern
  • Deco
  • Mission Revival 

Eagle Rock Historic Buildings 

Eagle Rock has its original City Hall from the days when it was its municipality. The library was built in 1914 with the help of a Carnegie grant. In 1927 that structure was replaced using the basement and one wall of the original building. Both are historically preserved buildings, and the library is now the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. 

A Favorite Choice for Filmmakers 

You cannot be part of Los Angeles and not be impacted by the motion picture industry. Home to Occidental College, it has been included as a filming location and in cameos in several productions, including: 

  • Top Gun
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • The O.C.
  • Star Trek III
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Incredible Shrinking Women
  • City
  • The Unwed Father 

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were roommates living on Hill Drive when they wrote the Good Will Hunting Script. Affleck was once a student of Occidental College. The movie would be nominated for and win a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award. Other notable residents include Zasu Pitts, John Steinbeck, Lindsay Wagner, and Robert Shaw. The arts and filmmaking have had an impact on those living in and around Eagle Rock. 

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Repair in Eagle Rock 

If you have water in the crawlspace under your home, it can lead to severe problems. Anytime moisture is allowed to sit, it causes damage. There are various reasons you may need water damage repair in the crawlspace, including: 

  • Leaking pipes
  • Poor drainage
  • Cracked walls
  • High water table
  • Heavy rainfall 

If these issues are not fixed, it could lead to problems with your home's foundation. Over time crawlspace moisture can damage supporting beams. Insect infestation can become a concern, and mold can develop.  

Prevent Small Issues from Becoming Big Ones 

When you call SERVPRO, our water damage repair technicians are ready to mitigate the situation. Trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our technicians look for even the slightest water intrusion. They move swiftly to track the source and provide water extraction. Our team can dry out the area and help prevent the problem from returning by addressing the problem's root. Don't let crawlspace moisture damage your home. Contact SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323)255-1000 today. 

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