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The Skid Row City Limits Mural is an 18-by-50 foot mural displayed on San Julian Street in Los Angeles, California. It features a map demarcating Skid Row's legally recognized boundaries alongside an official-looking sign, replete with city seal, reading "Skid Row City Limit, Population: Too Many." This is the initial installation of a mural project that will eventually cover the whole wall on the San Julian block north of 6th Street.Installed in compliance with the city's mural ordinance, the project was organized by Skid Row activist General Jeff Page with local street art crew Winston Death Squad. It was carried out solely with the labor of Skid Row citizens and without the aid of any service organizations. The piece represents a reaction to the growing practice among commercial groups of referring to historic areas of Skid Row with alternative designations. It emphasizes Skid Row's historic and official significance with a citation of the 2006 Jones v. City of Los Angeles court decision that specifies Skid Row's physical boundaries as between Main and Alameda streets to the west and east, and Third and Seventh streets to the north and south. Photo : Steven Zeigler

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  • Title: Skid Row City Limits Mural
  • Creator: Winston Death Squad
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Physical Location: San Julian St. Los Angeles, CA

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