Featured Archaeology Projects

Accelerated School

Accelerated School

Cogstone was contracted to document five historic-era buildings through photographs and descriptive text on behalf of The Accelerated School for a project located in the South Central Los Angeles Planning Community in the City of Los Angeles. The Accelerated Charter Elementary School Project will involve the demolition of five now-vacant buildings on a 2.294-acre urban site and subsequent construction of a 52,109-square foot school. A previous Phase I study conducted in 2012 determined that two 1906 single-family houses and three warehouse buildings dating from the 1920s and 1940s were not...

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Exposition Transit Corridor Phase II

Exposition Transit Corridor Phase II

Cogstone conducted archaeological construction monitoring for the extension of the Exposition Transit Corridor Phase II from Culver City west to Santa Monica. Between 2012 and 2014, Cogstone archaeological monitors encountered dozens of historic age railroad features from the Pacific Electric Railway (1911-1953) and from the later Southern Pacific Railroad (1953-1980s) along a 6.6 mile segment of right-of-way in Santa Monica. The features include original railroad crossing signs, train car pulley wheels, original rails and ties, hubstands, and other equipment. In addition, a number of...

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Blossom Mixed-Use Development

Blossom Mixed-Use Development

The project is located next to the Chinatown Gold Line Metro station in downtown Los Angeles. Cogstone conducted a records search, archaeological resources monitoring and artifact recovery of construction excavation on block containing portions of the Zanja Madre, historic Italian and other businesses and residences and a 19th Century hotel. Cogstone conducted a review of the 19th and 20th century Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, historic lithographs and historic aerial photos for the project block to evaluate the potential for historical archaeological resources to be present. Federal funding...

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