Hollywood

Hollywood photos – 1900s

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Two men standing on top of Olive Hill in East Hollywood, circa 1900. The buildings below include the Prospect Park station, a post office and possibly a couple of residences. Today, Olive Hill is where you’ll find the Barnsdall Art Park, including the Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (completed in 1921). (LAPL)   […]

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Venice Canal

Venice Canal – 1907

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A mother and child enjoying a gondola ride through a Venice Canal in 1907. The canals were barely two years old at the time this photo was taken. (LAPL 00005810)

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Echo Park 1900

Echo Park Lake – 1900.

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Echo Park Lake in 1900. (LAPL)    

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La Grande Station

La Grande Station – 1900s

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A vintage postcard of a train arriving at the La Grande Station, circa 1905.

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Chinatown

Chinatown – 1900s

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“A glimpse of Chinatown,” from the early 1900s.   Taken sometime between the years 1898 and 1905. The coloring of the B & W image was an early process known as Photochrome.

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Chester Place

Chester Place, circa 1907

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The Edward Doheny and Bailey grounds at Chester Place, circa 1907.

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Casa Verdugo Restaurant

Glendale, California – photos – 1900s

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Glendale’s original Casa Verdugo Restaurant, sometime between 1905 and 1910. The location (as far as I can tell) used to be on the east side of Brand Boulevard near Mountain Street. To read more, click here: http://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/casa-verdugo-old-l-a-s-famous-restaurant-out-glendale-way/   Glendale, CA, c. 1900. (LAPL 00060851)

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Cafe Bristol

Cafe Bristol – 4th and Spring Streets – 1900s

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Dining at the Cafe Bristol, once located at 4th and Spring Streets in Los Angeles, in the basement of the H.W. Hellman Building. The Bristol Orchestra entertained on occasion. Photo postcard dates around 1906-1909. The proprietors at one time were two gents named Schneider and Fieber. To see additional memorabilia, click here:http://ladailymirror.com/2013/09/10/cafe-bristol-downtown-los-angeles/

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Broadway 1901

Broadway Street Photos (1900-1909)

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Above photo: Broadway Street, circa 1901.   Broadway looking north from 5th Street in 1905. (LAPL 00008062)   The Southwest Turquoise Company was a gem cutting business that lasted from 1906 to around 1920. This photo was taken at its first location at 113 N. Broadway Street sometime between 1906 and 1909.

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Belmont Street 1904

Belmont Street 1904

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Near the corner of Belmont and First Street in 1904.

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