8320 South Figueroa Street

L.A. Then & Now: 8320 South Figueroa Street

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Los Angeles Then and Now: 8320 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Top Photo: Rainbo Motel, built in 1953. Bottom Photo: Sunrise Motel 2

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12601 S. Wilmington Dr

L.A. Then and Now: 12601 S. Wilmington Dr.

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The above picture celebrates the construction of the Mount Rock Baptist Church in 1954.  Today, the modest little church building is the Nehemiah Missionary. Its address is 12601 S. Wilmington Dr. in Compton. 2

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6826 Lankershim Blvd

L.A. Then & Now: 6826 Lankershim Blvd.

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This is 6826 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. The building first opened as the Valley Truck Company in 1950. Today, it is the home of International Tire and Service Center. 2

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Eddie Rochester Anderson House

Then & Now: Eddie “Rochester” Anderson home

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The Eddie “Rochester” Anderson home in the 1950s and today. Its address was originally 1932 W. 37th Street. Following Anderson’s death in 1977 (of heart failure at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills), the address changed to 1932 Rochester Circle in his memory. 2

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Glendale’s former American Nazi Party Headquarters

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Here is a notorious house in Glendale’s history. Its address is 823 E. Colorado Street. In 1964-65, it briefly became the American Nazi Party’s western headquarters after American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell made the announcement that its new Glendale branch was now a “center of resistance to communism, Zionism and race mixing.” The […]

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636 S. Dunsmuir Avenue

636 S. Dunsmuir Avenue – Miracle Mile

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Top photo: The apartment building at 636 S. Dunsmuir Avenue in 1962 Bottom photo: The same building today. Date of completion: 1931. 2

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302 Harding Avenue

302 Harding Avenue in San Fernando, CA

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Los Angeles: Then & Now — 302 Harding Avenue in San Fernando, CA. In 1963, the property owners were accused of racial discrimination under the Rumford Fair Housing Act. This occurred after the owners rejected a black Methodist pastor’s application for his mother and father-in-law to live there. The owner’s decision was said to have been based on […]

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balboa pavilion

Balboa Pavilion – 400 Main Street – Newport Beach

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Then and now: Balboa Pavilion at 400 Main Street in Newport Beach. The top photo is how it looked in 1906, the year it opened. The bottom photo is how it looks today Photographer (bottom photo): D. Ramey Logan. 2

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7609 - 11 Romaine Street

Then & Now: 7609 – 7611 Romaine Street

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The apartment building at 7609 – 11 Romaine Street in Hollywood appears to have not changed very much over the years. The top photo is from 1961. 2

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1847 W. 12th Street

Then & Now: 1847 W. 12th Street Los Angeles

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On the left is a house at 1847 W. 12th Street, after a January storm caused a tree to crash into it in 1943. On the right is the same house today. 2

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