Room 8, Echo Park, Los Angeles, 1976, Elysian Heights Elementary School, exterior, 1562 Baxter Street (mural faces Echo Park Avenue), Echo Park. A portrait memorializing a cat called Room 8. She was named after the classroom where she spent her weekdays for more that 16 school years, beginning in 1952. When she died in 1968, people in the neighborhood began donating money to the school for a special memorial fund. Enough money was raised to sponsor a bed at Orthopedic Hospital in downtown L.A. Also, in the auditorium are three panels (4' x 8' each) of a CETA-funded 1979 project by students and artist Joan deBruin. They portray Echo Park Lake, Elysian Park, and the nearby hills. It was originally a four-panel portable mural that traveled to schools in Malibu and Highland Park to show children what different communities look like. The fourth panel is at Arroyo Seco Alternative School in Highland Park. Approximately 8' x 20', byy Denis Fitzpatrick and Michael Chaffey. -- Dunitz, Street gallery, rev. 2nd ed., p. 106, #7.