Los Angeles photos in the 1950s.
Above: Downtown in 1950.
A traffic jam on Figueroa Street facing Sunset, circa 1950.
A house being moved past the Chateau Marmont (8221 Sunset Blvd.) in 1950, gets stuck on Marmont Lane. It took hours for movers to squeeze the house past a telephone pole, and they did it by rocking the house to and fro. (LAPL 00068660)
ABC-KECA TV (now KABC) on the air in 1951.The location was the old (pre-Burbank) Vitagraph/Warner Bros. studio at 4151 Prospect Avenue. Today, the site is known as the Prospect Studio. (LAPL 00095953)
Traveling along South Broadway Street, north of 9th Street, in 1951. (LAPL 00104599).
Jefferson Blvd. in 1951. (LAPL 00028449)
Downtown Los Angeles, taken from City Hall in 1952.
Beverly Drive in 1952.
“Founded in 1915 as a ‘home’ for Christian missionaries on furlough, Pilgrim Place [located on Mayflower Street in Claremont] has expanded its mission over the years to provide quality housing and services for persons with careers in religious or humanitarian, non-profit organizations who share a concern for a more peaceful, just world and ‘walking gently on the God’s earth.'” — Pilgrim Place.
Photo c. 1954. LAPL
The Vermont Ave. exit off the Hollywood Freeway, c. 1950s.
Crawford’s Village Store in El Monte at Five Points (corner of Valley and Garvey).
I’m thinking this photo might have been taken at the Burbank Airport, circa 1954-1955.
Broadway looking toward 7th Street in 1956. (Photographer: Mildred L. Harris. LAPL 00110059)
The opening of a Dairy Queen in 1957 at 11334 Moorpark Street in Studio City, now the site of the Girasol Restaurant. (LAPL 00021847)
Los Angeles Riverbed Racing in 1957. (Source:Jalopyjournal.com)
A 1957 postcard for the long gone Bell Motor Hotel, once located at 1126 East Colorado St. in Glendale.
Los Angeles showing off its new fleet of garbage trucks in 1957! (LAPL 00060216)
These waitresses once worked at the Cave Club, a nightclub that opened in April 1959. According to liquor license permits, the Cave Club’s address was 8511 Beverly Place.
Photo: Ralph Morris (the club’s proprietor)
Broadway and 7th Streets, around 1959. The State Theatre (703 S. Broadway) is showing Ben-Hur.
Thirty-six-year-old Aurora Vargas was forcibly evicted from her home at 1771 Malvina Avenue in the Chavez Ravine in May of 1959. At the time, local residents were required to leave their neighborhood so that the land could be developed into Dodger Stadium. (LAPL 00041424)