Photos: The Murals of Estrada Courts

Located at 3200-3300 E. Olympic Blvd. in Boyle Heights, The Estrada Courts is a low-income housing project known for its colorful murals depicting the Chicano experience. The housing was built in the early 1940s in response to the housing crisis in Southern California that took place due to the boom in World War II-era industry work, "followed by the return of servicemen to the region and the Bracero program," according to Wikipedia.

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles has details about all of the murals at Estrada Courts, and, recently, LAist Featured Photos pool contributor Lisa Newton shared some images of the artwork with us, and provided some detailed captions too.

There are 52 murals at the Estrada Courts. Painting began in 1973 and continued through the late 1970's.