Old Photos Of LA


The intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, looking east down Wilshire circa 1950.




Los Angeles City Hall under construction in 1927. For decades no building in Los Angeles was allowed to exceed the height of City Hall and it was the tallest building in California from 1928-1964. Photo USC Libraries
The Hollywood Freeway near downtown Los Angeles, 1953.

Old Chinatown, the late 1800s

Trains stranded in Los Angeles Union Station during a rail labor strike on May 24, 1946.

Late 1930s Wilshire Blvd. near Bullock's.

the Bullard Block, 1925.

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