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Looking east on Wilshire Boulevard from Wilton Place, 1960-2014

1960-2014 Although the top photograph was primarily taken to document Los Angeles’ experiment in painting cross street names in roadways, it happens to be a nicely framed view of Wilshire Center’s western border in 1960. Since then, a number of … Continue reading

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Looking north on Spring Street from Sixth Street c.1940-2011

c. 1940-2011 After decades of neglect, the rebirth of Spring Street as an active mixed-use┬áresidential and retail street is one of downtown Los Angeles’ greatest success stories. Yet despite the preservation of its historic highrises, its street-level views have changed … Continue reading

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Looking south on Spring Street north of Ninth Street, 1904-2011

1904-2011 During the 1890s and early 1900s, Los Angeles’ many bicycle clubs were well known for organizing group rides and excursions which often united hundreds of local cyclists. After reaching destinations outside of the city, these “road runs” were typically … Continue reading

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Looking north on Spring Street from Eighth Street, c.1899-2011

c. 1899-2011 While the popularity of recreational urban cycling has grown substantially in recent years, it isn’t the first time that groups of cyclists have been a common sight in the streets of Los Angeles. Like elsewhere in the nation, … Continue reading

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