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Nowadays, the northern end of Vine Street in Hollywood is largely offices and parking lots. But in this aerial view circa early 1940s, we can see that the neighborhood was once largely residential, with large and lovely homes and scattered with trees. It’s also nice to see the area before it was bisected by the Hollywood Freeway. And in those pre-smog days, we can clearly see Mt. Lee and the Hollywoodland sign.

Nowadays, the northern end of Vine Street in Hollywood is largely offices and parking lots. But in this aerial view circa early 1940s, we can see that the neighborhood was once largely residential, with large and lovely homes and scattered with trees. It’s also nice to see the area before it was bisected by the Hollywood Freeway. And in those pre-smog days, we can clearly see Mt. Lee and the Hollywoodland sign.

Signal Hill in 1924, the year it was incorporated. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Derricks were so close to one cemetery that graves “generated royalty checks to next-of-kin when oil was drawn from beneath family plots,” notes one historian. By production would reach barrels per day from nearly 300 wells. Water and Power Associates

The Los Angeles County courthouse building, constructed in 1890

Los Angeles County Courthouse in Courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection, USC Libraries.

Windmill Store No. 1 - Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakery, on Western Avenue and Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA - 1921, photo by zilf, via Flickr

Windmill Store No. 1 - Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakery, on Western Avenue and Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, California - photo by zilf

The Figueroa Tunnels in Los Angeles, taken in August of 1931, shortly before its opening.   A splendid example of early art deco.

The Figueroa Tunnels in Los Angeles, August shortly before opening. A splendid example of early art deco civic architecture.

los feliz with Griffith Observatory on the hill in the background.

Looking up the palm tree-lined residential area of Normandie and Franklin Avenue toward the Griffith Park Observatory. Photo dated LAPL Photo Archive

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