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is a public housing
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project located in Watts
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, Los Angeles
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It is located at 11541 Croesus Avenue on Imperial Highway between Grape Street and Mona Boulevard, near the 105 Freeway.
The federally-subsidized project of 498 units was completed in May 1944. It is operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is the public housing agency for Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1938. There are more than 60 public housing locations in Los Angeles.-History:...
. The project is predominantly inhabited by persons of African-American descent, which in 1991 constituted 88 percent of the population. http://lewis.sppsr.ucla.edu/publications/workingpapers/06part1.pdf
It is one of the largest housing projects west of the Mississippi.
Los Angeles Police Department
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operates the nearby Southeast Community Police Station http://www.lapdonline.org/southeast_community_police_station
Imperial Courts is zoned to:
All three are in the Los Angeles Unified School District
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The P Jay Crips were founded at this project.
Parts of the motion picture Training Day
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were filmed in Imperial Courts to give the movie a true-to-life project setting.