The procession at the intersection of Sunset and Glendale (then Lake Shore Avenue). This view looks west toward the present-day site of the Echo and Echoplex music venues. Courtesy of the Automobile Club of Southern California Archives.
When Coca-Cola decided to build a bottling plant at 1334 South Central Ave, Los Angeles in 1939, Architect, Robert V. Derrah (who also he designed the Crossroads of the World mall on Sunset) went with a then-popular Streamline Moderne style in the striking appearance of a ship, complete with portholes, catwalk and a bridge. The building was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1975 and still looks exactly the same to this day. (And how often can we say that in LA?)
The Santa Monica Freeway under construction at La Cienega and Venice boulevards, Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Aerial view of the California State Route 110/Arroyo Seco Parkway, the Figueroa Street Tunnels, and Elysian Park. Photograph dated February 20, 1958The Figueroa Street Tunnels are four art deco tunnels with subway-tile walls originally built between 1931 and 1935 on Figueroa Street in Elysian Park. In 1940 they were incorporated into California State Route 110/Arroyo Seco Parkway (Pasadena Freeway).
Detail of a 1916 soil survey of the Los Angeles area by the U. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soil. Courtesy of the Map Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.
A view looking northeast near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Beverly Drive showing Beverly Hill’s iconic Tudor Revival Park Way house and the lily pond in Beverly Gardens Park with its original electrified Beverly Hills sign (ca.
Photograph caption dated March 1954 reads --- "Not too long ago this is the way motorists and pedestrians were forced to negotiate Pacoima Wash at Laurel Canyon Boulevard during storms. Then Valley progress stepped forward.