Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fletcher Drive & Glendale Blvd: 1927

Photo: Los Angeles City Engineering Notebook V28-209, AAA of Southern California Archive, USC Digital Archive.  1928.  Looking down Fletcher toward Riverside Drive.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)
In order for the City to pave Fletcher in 1927, they had to lower the roadbed and replace the center section of the all wood trestle Pacific Electric Red Car Trolley Viaduct with steel
The vacant lot just behind the car on the right is the site where Astro Family Restaurant has been since 1960.  Read more about the history of Astro: The Eastsider