Echo Park 1900

Echo Park Lake – Los Angeles

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Echo Park Lake in 1900. (LAPL)   Bicyclists at Echo Park in 1900. (LAPL)   The lake in 1900.   Echo Park Lake in 1929. (LAPL) 2

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The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is located at 428 S Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

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The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is located at 428 S Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776.   According to the Los Angeles Public Library, the above photo depicts a tall cactus hedge that once surrounded the mission, circa 1860. Because the mission doesn’t appear to be in the photo, the hedge was probably created as […]

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Cahuenga Pass 1897

Cahuenga Pass – Los Angeles

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Above photo: The Cahuenga Pass in 1897. The following comes from: http://www.whitleyheights.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=27 I am not the author. The Lost Treasure of the Cahuenga Pass Driving through the Cahuenga Pass and Whitley Heights towards Hollywood, one might not contemplate the haunted legacy left for travelers or would-be treasure hunters who wind their way through the pass […]

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Mt. Lowe 1902

Mt. Lowe photos

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The end of the funicular incline of the Mt. Lowe Railway on top of Echo Mountain in 1902. Photo was taken two years after Mt. Lowe’s tourist hotel, the Echo Mountain House, burned down. Had the hotel survived, it would have been to the right of the top stairs. In the distance, you can see the round […]

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Angels Flight 1902

Angels Flight Photos

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An early view of Angels Flight on Bunker Hill at 3rd and Hill Streets, circa 1902. The railway first opened in 1901.   A postcard image from the early 1910s with Angels Flight and its observatory tower in the background.   Circa 1948.   A view in 1958. Photographer: L. Mildred Harris/LAPL 00110073.       Circa 1960. […]

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Sixth Street Park Los Angeles 1888

Central Park – Pershing Square – photos

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Sixth-street Park, now Pershing Square, in 1888. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is in the background.   History of Pershing Square Back in the 1850s, settlers camped on an undeveloped parcel of land near Los Angeles’s original Spanish plaza. As Los Angeles grew, city officials in 1866 designated five acres of the former campground into a park. Because it bordered St. Vincent’s college at […]

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Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach Photos

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A glass plate photo of Santa Monica beach, c. 1880s or 1890s.   The Santa Monica Bath House, circa 1877, located at the end of Utah Avenue, which is better known today as Broadway. The building was constructed by Baker & Jones and was owned by J. W. Scott. (LAPL: 00067797)   Santa Monica Beach in […]

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Farmers Market

Farmers Market photos

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A couple of nice tomatoes at the Farmers Market, located on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax in Los Angeles.   Circa, 1947. 2

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Olvera Street

Olvera Street – Photos

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A woman sits at a sandstone water trough on the the north end of Olvera Street, circa 1930s. The trough dates back to 1897.   Olvera Street in 1925.   The El Paseo de Los Angeles, 1934. The La Golondrina Mexican Cafe (the Pelanconi House) is on the far right.       A postcard […]

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Venice Beach Photos

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The Dance Hall on the Abbot Kinney Pier at Venice Beach in 1910.   A camel ride in 1908. (LAPL)   Between 1904 and 1925, 14 roller-coasters were built around the beaches of Venice and Ocean Park (many of them replacements for the older ones). In 1910, The L.A. Thompson Company built a large roller […]

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