Friday, May 20, 2011

Monte Sano Public Staircase: 1987

Photo: Paul Ayers, Summer 1987.  The Monte Sano Red Car Trolley stop was left to decay for more than 30 years after the last Pacific Electric Red Car Trolley made the trip from Downtown to Glendale in 1955.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Riverside Viaduct at Monte Sano as well as the Fletcher Viaduct were both dismantled in 1959.

Photo: Paul Ayers, Summer 1987.  Developers were about to break ground on the 157-unit Riverglen Apartments at Riverside Drive & Glendale Blvd.  Red Car enthusiasts were grabbing their cameras to document the some of last ruins of the Glendale Line. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

We're looking at the Red Car Property Neighborhood's public staircases leading up to The Big Parade on May 21 & 22, 2011. The Big Parade is a FREE 2 day, 35 mile, 100+ public staircase hike from Downtown Los Angeles to the Hollywood Sign. Join The Big Parade for a few staircases, miles or both days. Info: