Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2 Freeway Corridor Cleared of Homes

Photo: Futterer, Holyland Exhibition, 1960. Looking southbound from the slope removed for the 2 Freeway at Lake View Ave. and Allesandro Way. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Photo: Futterer, Holyland Exhibition, 1960. Same location as above photo, reveals the swath of homes cleared for the 2 Freeway on the Silver Lake side. (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.

By 1960, the Red Car Trolley tracks were long gone. Homes south of Corralitas were cleared from the path of the 2 Freeway. In the top photo, note the striped brick building at the corner of Allesandro Ave. and Whitmore. It made an earlier appearance with a Red Car Trolley.