Category Archives: University Park

Looking north on Vermont Avenue from 24th Street, 1929-2013

1929-2013 In continuation of the previous post, the view above shows part of the University Park business district along Vermont Avenue, this time looking north from 24th Street. Though there is little indication of it today, the intersection was once … Continue reading

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Looking south on Vermont Avenue from 23rd Street, 1929-2013

1929-2013 During the first few decades of the 20th century, the section of Vermont Avenue between Adams and Washington Boulevards developed a substantial neighborhood business district serving northern University Park. Although many of its older buildings have since disappeared, a … Continue reading

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Bovard Administration Building, University of Southern California, c.1920-2012

c. 1920-2012 Completed in 1921, the Bovard Administration Building marked a major milestone in the creation of the University of Southern California’s present-day campus. The John Parkinson-designed office building and auditorium formed the centerpiece of the university’s 1918 campus plan … Continue reading

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Looking towards Mudd Hall of Philosophy from Exposition Boulevard, 1953-2012

1953-2012 The top photograph shows an eastbound car on the Pacific Electric Railway’s Santa Monica Air Line, in its final year of passenger service.┬áNearly six decades after its abandonment, rail transit has returned to Exposition Boulevard with the opening of … Continue reading

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One less gas station for Figueroa

photo by Kelvin Kuo for Daily Trjoan As reported in The Daily Trojan, the Chevron station at Figueroa and Exposition shut its doors yesterday in preparation for the construction of a six-story housing and retail development called Icon Plaza. Located … Continue reading

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