Without the 2 Freeway, it's hard to understand where things are. The Red Car Trolley tracks take a left just past the Holyland Exhibition, running north on what we refer to as the Corralitas Red Car Property. The landscape was massively reshaped in 1960-62 when the 2 & 5 Freeways were built using countless tons of earth removed from the Red Car Property, among other local large lots. Click here for a handy before/after 1905-2012 photo transition shot in the same location by Jonathan Vandiveer.
That guy wandering the Red Car Property with the photo almost 20 years ago was David Rapka, Echo Park resident & filmmaker. The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council (SLNC) History Collective will screen his documentary, "Los Angeles, The Early Days." The Red Car Property is featured in the film.