Friday, October 17, 2008

Red Car Trolley at Whitmore Stop

Photo: Bill Volkmer, undated. Glendale Line at Allesandro Ave. and Whitmore Ave., currently the site of the 2 Freeway. (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.

Take note of the striped brick building directly behind the trolley in the photo above. It's on the corner of Allesandro Ave. and Whitmore Ave. It shows up in the background of this photo from the late 1920s or early 1930s. It will make appearances again next week, when our trip into the past gets to the 1960s. In fact, the brick building, along with the other buildings in the background, still stands today.