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Old Posted Mar 11, 2013, 9:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BifRayRock View Post

Western view of Wilshire Boulevard looking toward Wilshire Boulevard Christian Church. Yes the Derby.

Fascinating shots, BRR--this appears to be ca 1926/27, between the construction of the Wilshire Christian Church and the Gaylord and the installation of the Wilshire Specials when the boulevard is being widened and utilities were being moved underground. It shows a dramatic dip at the intersection we've seen good bit of here--the slough running down along Mariposa--though maybe it only appears exaggerated due to the construction and the temporary curve.

Btw-- The house just to the left of the church tower looks like the W.D. Longyear house at the northwest corner of Wilshire (3555) and Ardmore (3555 Wilshire: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...2_archive.html.

A Look Back at Vintage Los Angeles


A snippet from W.D. Longyear's obituary from the Times of March 18, 1941

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