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Coordinates: 34°02′39″N 118°14′38″W / 34.044232°N 118.243886°W / 34.044232; -118.243886

Skid Row
Neighborhoods of Los Angeles
San Julian Street south of 5th, part of the Skid Row area
Skid Row Location within Downtown Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°02′39″N 118°14′38″W / 34.044232°N 118.243886°W / 34.044232; -118.243886
Country  United States
State  California
County County of Los Angeles
City  Los Angeles
 • City Council Jose Huizar
 • State Assembly John Pérez (D)
 • State Senate Gilbert Cedillo (D)
 • U.S. House Xavier Becerra (D)
 • Total 11.2 km2 (4.31 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 17,740
 • Density 1,587/km2 (4,111/sq mi)
ZIP Code 90013
Area code(s) 213

Skid Row



1880s through 1960s[edit]

1970s through present[edit]

1987 crackdowns[edit]

Patient dumping[edit]

2006 lawsuit[edit]


Government and infrastructure[edit]


  • Cathedral of Saint Vibiana[31]
  • Star Apartments, a residential housing complex opened in October 2012, built specifically for the needs of the homeless.[32]
  • Indian Alley is the unofficial name given to a stretch of alley, in reference to the significance the area held for indigent American Indians from the 1970s to the 1990s.[33] Indian Alley comprises a block of Werdin Place, running south from Winston Street to East 5th Street. It is bounded to the west by Main Street and to the east by Los Angeles Street.[33]
  • The Skid Row City Limits Mural is an 18-by-50 foot mural displayed at San Julian Street. It features a map demarcating Skid Row's officially recognized boundaries alongside an official-looking sign, replete with city seal, reading "Skid Row City Limit, Population: Too Many." This is the initial installation of a mural project that will eventually cover the whole wall on the San Julian block north of 6th Street. Installed in compliance with the city's mural ordinance, the project was organized by Skid Row activist General Jeff Page with local street art crew Winston Death Squad, and carried out with the labor of Skid Row citizens. Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar's office has hailed the mural, saying, "It's community pride on the one hand, it's cleverly done and it creates conversation and debate, which often great public art does." [34][35]

In popular culture[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Johnnie Ray — singer, songwriter, and pianist[41]
  • Danny Harris — Olympic hurdler and silver medalist.[42]


Local lines[edit]

Line 16/316

Line 18

Line 20

Line 51

Line 52/352

Line 53

Line 60

Line 62

Rapid lines[edit]

Metro Rapid Line 720

Metro Rapid Line 760

See also[edit]

  • Skid row
  • Deinstitutionalisation


External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Skid Row, Los Angeles.
  • Homeless Bound LA Skid Row A cinéma-vérité film by Michael C. Clark about homelessness on Skid Row in Los Angeles, interlaced with interviews of the homeless inhabitants. Shot in Spring of 2013.
  • L.A. Police Initiative Thins Out Skid Row - Washington Post
  • History of Skid Row, published by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Lost Angels A 2010 documentary picturing a number of inhabitants of Skid Row

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skid_Row,_Los_Angeles

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