Two of my favorite things are maps and murals, so I had to go see this one, even though it's in the most depressing place in the city. I had read about this mural in the L.A. Times- "For skid row residents and advocates, mural is a sign of survival." The official name of this neighborhood is "Central City East," not skid row. In 2006, Firefighters at Fire Station 9, the neighborhood station, were ordered by the city to remove the words "Skid Row" from their trucks. That same year, the boundaries of skid row were defined in a court case, Jones vs. City of Los Angeles. If you have time, you can read about it here. The details are heartbreaking. A.C.L.U. has a synopsis of the decision.
Even one homeless person is too many.
The intention is to fill the entire wall, and its a long one, with murals. Here is one more panel.