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The collection contains property appraisal reports created and collected by Albert A. Izmirian. The appraisal reports include typed appraisals, handwritten notes, photographs, maps, and other data referring to various properties throughout the Los Angeles area. Izmirian's clients include the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Bureau of Land and Right of Way, the Maier Brewing Company, and various other private companies and individuals. Properties appraised include part or all of the Angeles Mesa Reservoir, the Almeda Steam Plant, abandoned Los Angeles transit lines, land for the Golden State Freeway, the Crestwood Hills Park Expansion, the Rose Hills Courts Project, and various private properties and vacant lots in and around the city of Los Angeles. Also included are documents related to appraisals for the City of Los Angeles vs. Azul Pacifico, Inc. (1967).
HM 75900-75929. The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
Albert A. Izmirian (1921-2009) was born in Los Angeles and received a marketing degree from UCLA. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions but joined the Navy at the outbreak of World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He played professional football for the Los Angeles Bulldogs until 1947, when he became a real estate appraiser for the city of Los Angeles. He eventually became Assistant Chief Appraiser of Los Angeles County, and from 1967-1974 worked as State Inheritance Tax Appraiser.
Unpublished finding aid in library. An electronic version is available on the website Online Archive of California (OAC). Click on the link in this record to view the finding aid.