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Exposition Park

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In the late 19th Century, Agricultural Park was a popular recreational site a little south of Los Angeles. Unfortunalty, it was also a site of gambling and other vises and the elite of the community wanted it closed. In 1909, California's Sixth District Agricultural Association and the county and city of Los Angeles developed a plan to redevelop the site into Exposition Park (renamed Exposition Park in 1910), a cultural center. This mixed ownership of state, county, and city has endured through the years, sometimes making for administrative problems. The state built an exposition building and armory, the county built an art and history musuem, and the city has operated the park.

Exposition Park is bounded by Figueroa to the east, King to the south, Vermont to the west, and Exposition Boulevard to the north.

See also:
California African-American Museum
California Museum of Science and Industry
California Science Center
Los Angels Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles Swim Stadiam
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Rose Garden

Construction crane as seen from the Butterfly Pavilion of Wings (NHMLAC). Crane is being used for new construction of California Science Center. 6-3-07.


















On September 21, 2012, the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew by the park on its way to display in the California Science Center.








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