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Central Park – Pershing Square – photos

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Sixth Street Park Los Angeles 1888

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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Venice Beach Photos – Snapshot History

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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 […]