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CurtesyFlush
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Title: Aerial view of excavation and beginning construction of Santa Monica Freeway at La Cienega and Venice Blvds, 1964

Published caption: CONSTRUCTION-Aerial photo shows construction at point where Santa Monica Freeway crosses La Cienega and Venice Blvds. Also visible are the off ramps of the freeway which are under construction.

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Publication date: March 22, 1964
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Wow, it's amazing how recognizable that spot is, even without the freeway.

We have a home movie of driving over that pass on the San Diego dating from the late 60's early 70s.
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CurtesyFlush
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Title: Pasadena Freeway and grading work on Chavez Ravine with backdrop of San Gabriel Mountains, Calif., 1962

Published caption: NEW SKYLINE--San Gabriel Mountains are blanketed with snow in view looking north and east from the 420-ft. level of City Hall. At left is Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, and right center, the Pasadena Freeway.

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Publication date: January 24, 1962
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Title: Street vendor gazing at old structure which will be torn down to make way for Hollywood Freeway, Calif., 1949

Published caption: DOOMED BY PROGRESS -- A street vendor pauses to gaze at old Los Angeles structure between Aliso St. and Ferguson Alley on N Los Angeles St. which will be torn down to make way for freeway. Building erected in 1882.

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Publication date: May 1, 1949
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bobrk
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Look at all those TuDors.


CurtesyFlush
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I'd like to go back in time and have a meal at that little cafe.
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there's a place that looks just like it along venice... near the Versailles on Venice. i know there's an indian sweets and spices in there (or there was), and i think there's a diner.

i need to start bringing my camera with me as i bike around town.


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This is just South of current day Turtle Rock.
Title: Headquarters camp of Irvine Ranch in Bommer Canyon, Calif., 1959

Published caption: GRAZING CATTLE-This is the headquarters camp of fabulous Irvine Ranch in Bommer Canyon. Ranch provides homes like those under trees for most employees in vast operation covering sixth of Orange County.

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Publication date: July 26, 1959
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Anyone recognize this scene? I do.


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Here's a contemporary overhead shot of the exact block depicted in the 1949 shot with the ice cream man in it.

EDIT: As you can see, the freeway took out Ferguson Alley. According to my 1945 Renie Pocket Atlas of Los Angeles, it also took out nearby Sanchez St, Fort Moore and Negro Alley.


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Anyone recognize this scene? I do.
Before my time. Where is that? I'm thinking Hollywood Hills perhaps...


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The great Bel Air fire of 1961. The first brush fire that I ever paid attention to and the one that probably started me on the road to where I ended up. I can remember Ralph Story reporting on it.
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Received an email today. I thought it was worth moving to the forum:

Lockheed During WWII(1940s pictures)

During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from Japanese air attack.

They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.

The first picture is the before and the others, after the change.

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Cool. When I used to work for the "Lazy 'L'", they would put these pictures in the newsletter periodically. Amazing stuff.
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Aerial view of El Toro and NW Mission Viejo in the very early seventies. For orientation, extreme lower left of center you can see the small green tree dotted area of the cemetery, so the "T" intersection above that and to the right a bit is Trabuco Rd and El Toro Rd. As you can see, Trabuco Rd hasn't been punched through to its namesake on the other side of the little valley yet. You can see the homes of the Seville tract crawling up the hill to the left of the Trabuco extension, which then intersects with one of the nascent fragments of Los Alisos Blvd.

I'll let those of you who are familiar with the current configuration of this area marvel at the changes wrought. I can remember this like it was yesterday.
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Mission Viejo Phase 2. The freeway runs through the bottom, and the road heading up to a deadend past those two fake lakes is Oso Parkway. The lakes are part of the MV golf course facilities. Only the lower lake remains, the upper one is parking, IIRC.

Oso dead ends above that at Marguerite Pkwy.
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Crown Valley Parkway, with the nothingness that was pre-development Mission Viejo stretching into infinity. Early sixties.
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From a Three Arch Bay site

The whole area sold for $135,000.00 in 1926... 29 acres.
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Broadway, Glendale 1920
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Venice beach ,1920
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Dodgers stadium construction 1961
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Pacific Electric subway cars
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Reseda Blvd from Devonshire

Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oks 1910 - 1920
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Venice beach

Los Feliz Blvd in Atwater Village , 1920

Flooded street interesction, 6th and Mariposa 1920

Courthouse and Hall of Records

Hall of Records
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7th and Broadway

6th Street bridge

Wilshire

Ocean piers
 

Broadway and 6th

Hill and 3rd 1978
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Bunker Hill homes 1969
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Forced eviction of Chavez Ravine 1959

Chavez Ravine 1950
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Garfield and Slauson 1941
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View from city hall 1930

Bellevue Terrace hotel 6th and Figueroa 1900
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Santa Monica beach 1900

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Glendale 1900
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San Fernando Valley 1900
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The Port of Los Angeles 1900

Pasadena 1900
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Los Angeles 1890
Got these in an email


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OC Archives on Flickr:
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These old pictures are great...


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This was located on the N side of El Toro Road between the tracks and what is now Jeronimo Rd., almost across from the fire station.

You can see the post office boxes on the right. That was the El Toro Post Office in its entirety. This was the last chance for gas before heading out into the canyons. They even sold Levis, socks, dungarees, work boots and overalls. Everything for the well-dressed citrus farmer.

ETR was two lanes back then. I remember this as if it were yesterday.
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Don't look at the link, but let's see if you Orange County folks can guess what this is? You'll have to follow the link below to hunt down the rest of the pictures of this particular site and some others, like the Cawson Ostrich fram in South Pasadena.

»www.image-archeology.com/
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A. Thanks for blowing out the margins, dickwad.

B. I'll say Knott's Berry Farm, but I'm too lazy to follow the link to see if I'm right.
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B. I'll say Knott's Berry Farm, but I'm too lazy to follow the link to see if I'm right.
you're right.


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My clues were the flats on display.
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110Fwy South into Downtown

Remember the sirene at noon every last Friday of the Month?
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What that sign said BEFORE the State taxed it, forcing a letter sale
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Functional public transportation pre 1950's
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May Company, Fairfax & Wilshire 1950's
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That's not fog...but the kind of smog that would burn your eyes

Wilshire Eastbound near Normandie
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Wilshire near La Brea
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Wilmington 1930 or so.
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I remember the siren tests being at 10am, not noon.
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A. Thanks for blowing out the margins, dickwad.
Anything that rockets your blood pressure higher and pisses you off is a mission accomplished!
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To Timmy: *muaaah*
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