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Sun, 05.14.1944

The Imperial Courts Projects Are Built

*The Imperial Courts projects are affirmed on this date in 1944. This public housing project is located in Watts, Los Angeles, California. It is located at 11541 Croesus Avenue on Imperial Highway, between Grape Street and Mona Boulevard, near I-105 Freeway.

The federally subsidized project of 498 units was completed in May 1944. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles operates it. The project is the home to many African Americans and Mexican Americans, who in 1991 comprised 88 percent of the population. It is one of the largest housing projects west of the Mississippi.

The Los Angeles Police Department operates the nearby Southeast Community Police Station. This location resulted in a general reduction in crime compared to the 1990s, although the area still has a homicide rate 57% higher than the Los Angeles County average. On October 26, 2014, five people were shot in the complex, including one woman killed in separate incidents.

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*A good man is hard to find; you always get the other kind. Just when you think that he is your pal You look for him fooling ‘round some other gal. Then... A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND by Alberta Hunter.
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