Venice Canals in 1905. The photo was taken the same year the project was completed. (LAPL)

Venice Canals

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A canal in 1905. The photo was taken the same year the Venice Canals project was completed. (LAPL)   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)   Circa 1910. A gondola ride, […]

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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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Cinerama Dome

Cinerama Dome – 6360 Sunset Boulevard

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The Cinerama Dome, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard, under construction in July of 1963. The photo looks northwest. Photographer: Howard D. Kelly/ Los Angeles Public Library 00104530   Opening night on November 2, 1963. The movie was “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” (LAPL 00028697)      A caricature of John Belushi from the movie […]

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Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

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 a […]

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Los Angeles City Hall

Los Angeles City Hall

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The Los Angeles City Hall in 1931. The landmark, designed by John Parkinson, John C. Austin, and Albert C. Martin, Sr., opened in 1928.   From Olvera Street, circa 1934.   Circa 1940. Photographer: Ansel Adams/ LAPL 00085775   The Christmas season, c. 1947.   A Navy dirigible gathers smog samples in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1954. (Coy […]

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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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Vintage Disneyland parade

Disneyland Photos

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A Disneyland Parade, circa November 1955. In this photo, five-year-old Kandra K. Craig rides a baby elephant named Minnie. (LAPL  00106414)   The Rainbow Mountain, Mining and Exploration Railroad at Disneyland, circa 1956. (LAPL 00113977)   The Flying Saucers ride at Disneyland. It existed at Tomorrowland from 1961 to 1966, before it was dismantled to make […]

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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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Los Angeles River 1914

Los Angeles River photos

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In late February of 1914, three days of heavy rainstorms and strong winds wreaked havoc all over Southern California. On February 20-211, the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco flooded. Over 100 homes were lost and the city incurred approximately $1.5 million worth of damage.   1938. The Los Feliz Boulevard Bridge from Riverside […]

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