"The Castle" on Bunker Hill during La Fiesta de las Flores, Los Angeles, circa 1904. Built in 1882, the Queen Anne revival-style home was moved to Heritage Square in 1969, where it was torched by arsonists.

(Source: lapl.org)

Aerial view on a remarkably clear day in Los Angeles, looking west at Gilmore Field, home of the Hollywood Stars, 1930’s or 40’s. The Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains are clearly visible in the background.

(Source: lapl.org)

Birds-eye view of pedestrians and trolleys on busy Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, 1928.

(Source: lapl.org)

"Foot Long Red Hots 10¢": An Ansel Adams photo of The Pup Cafe, 12728 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 1940.

(Source: lapl.org)

Two bathers and their robotic friend mug for the camera, Venice Beach, California, 1930’s.

(Source: lapl.org)

Cars pass a towering oil well in the center of a Hollywood street (possibly La Brea Avenue), 1936.

(Source: calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu)

A daredevil in golfing attire traipses along a steel beam high above the street during construction of the Los Angeles City Hall, 1927. The Hall of Justice and the old courthouse can be seen in the background.

(Source: lapl.org)

Boyle Heights, 1950. Olympic Boulevard near Soto Street, with the Sears Building in the background.

(Source: lapl.org)

Justice Street, the last unpaved street in Los Angeles at the time, with City Hall in the background, 1931.

(Source: lapl.org)

The Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1940’s.

(Source: mussoandfrankgrill.com)

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