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Old Posted Dec 31, 2010, 7:48 PM
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Ramona Boulevard

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post

Ramona Parkway

From This Was Pacific Electric, written and directed by Thom Eberhardt. Sky City Productions, Inc.:

I've been intrigued by this view since it was posted, and it's inspired me to do a little sleuthing of my own.

Seeing this road referred to as "Ramona Parkway" and "Ramona Freeway" in past posts got me to wondering. When exactly was it built? Where did Ramona Boulevard/Parkway originally begin and end? Rather than being lazy and just asking here, I decided to find out for myself.

Ramona Boulevard (at bottom on map) was constructed from 1933-1935. It originated at Aliso Street a few hundred feet past Mission Road. The parkway section first passed under the Macy Street viaduct, then continued east approximately 4 miles until thru traffic turned onto Garvey Pass Avenue.

Renie Atlas, "Victory Edition," May, 1943.

View east on Aliso Street at its intersection with Mission Road (foreground) and Summit Avenue (far right) before its widening for the construction of Ramona Boulevard, November 27, 1933.

USC Digital Library

The new east road is open to traffic, April 15, 1935.

USC Digital Library

U.S. Highway 101 at Mission Road looking east, 2009.

Google Maps

More to follow.


Post on my blog here.

Last edited by Los Angeles Past; Dec 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM. Reason: Repaired broken image links
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