Estrada Courts

Photo of one of the main entrances to Estrada Courts. original film photograph.

Mural at one of the main entrances to Estrada Courts.

Coordinates: 34°01′08″N 118°12′29″W / 34.018973°N 118.208188°W / 34.018973; -118.208188

Estrada Courts is a low-income housing apartments in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, California.[1]

History and Construction

Estrada Courts was constructed in 1942-1943, during the World War II housing shortage in Southern California, which resulted from the war-time boom in war-industry work, followed by the return of servicemen to the region and the Bracero program.

Estrada Courts is owned by the City of Los Angeles and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

Estrada Courts Murals

Estrada Courts is well known for its murals, which reflect the Chicano barrio culture and traditions of the area.

The murals include:

The murals Dreams of Flight, Untitled by Daniel Haro (1983), and Untitled by Steve Delgado (1973) are featured prominently in an episode of the television show Robbery Homicide Division-City of Strivers from November 8, 2002.


Residents are assigned to the following schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District:


  1. Estrada Courts Archived September 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
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