Monday, October 20, 2008

1905 - 1930, Neighborhood Building Boom

Photo: Security Pacific Bank, 1930. Pacific Electric Glendale Line. Note the grade change from the tracks to the forested area adjacent to the lower part of Corralitas. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Photo: CC Pierce Photography, Title Insurance & Trust Co., 1905. Both photos were shot from approximately Cove and Alvarado. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

We're reviewing the photographic history of our neighborhood surrounding the 2 Freeway, in anticipation of the EIR for the 2 Freeway Terminus Project.

The Silver Lake side of what's now the 2 Freeway wasn't built until after 1924. Meanwhile, convenient rail and a more walkable neighborhood helped the Echo Park side grow prior to 1923.