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From the age of the Native American, to the Mission era and the birth of Arroyo Culture, to today, Highland Park has always been a laboratory for new and emerging ways to be an Angelino. Numerous factors - including location and geography - created conditions that allowed the area to become one of the preeminent cultural and social centers ... of the West. One can argue that Los Angeles came of age in Highland Park – artists, writers and intellectuals such as Charles Lummis creating the vocabulary on which we now rely when we try to explain what Los Angeles was and could be. Highland Park was home to the Getty of its era – The Southwest Museum – and institutions such as Occidental College and Judson Studios (which would later become USC’s Art Department) were born in the area, further strengthening the fabric of the city’s cultural life.