Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October is 2 Freeway Month

Photo: Hunter Terrace - Elysian Gardens real estate brochure, 1922. Shot from Corralitas Drive, looking south toward Glendale Blvd. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The freeways so dominate the landscape of our neighborhood. We are grateful to the neighbors who had the forethought to take photos and save brochures of what the area looked like before and during construction of the freeways. In 1922, there were still a few remnants of the forest cut down for subdivision of the Asa Hunter Estate. (See tract map below from 1912.)

Map: Plate 42, Baist's Atlas, Surveys of Los Angeles, G.W. Baist, 1912.
(Click on map to enlarge.)