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Albert A. Izmirian Appraisal Reports
mssHM 75900-75929  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Albert A. Izmirian Appraisal Reports
    Dates: 1954-1968
    Collection Number: mssHM 75900-75929
    Creator: Izmirian, Albert A.
    Extent: 30 items in 3 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The collection contains property appraisal reports created and collected by City of Los Angeles real estate appraiser Albert A. Izmirian (1921-2009). The appraisal reports include typed appraisals, handwritten notes, photographs, maps, and other data referring to various properties throughout the Los Angeles, California, area.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administration Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining permission rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albert A. Izmirian appraisal reports, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from Doug Izmirian on June 25, 2011.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains property appraisal reports created and collected by City of Los Angeles real estate appraiser Albert A. Izmirian (1921-2009). The appraisal reports include typed appraisals, handwritten notes, photographs, maps, and other data referring to various properties throughout the Los Angeles, California, 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).

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically.
    A detailed container list is available through the Manuscripts Department.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Izmirian, Albert A.

    Corporate Names

    Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of Water and Power--History.

    Subject

    Express highways--California--Los Angeles Region--Maps.
    Land tenure--California.
    Real estate appraisers--United States.
    Real property--California--Los Angeles County--Maps.
    Real property--California--Los Angeles Metropolitan Area--Maps.

    Geograhic Areas

    California--History--20th century.
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--History.

    Genre

    Appraisals (records)--California--20th century.