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Old Posted Mar 22, 2013, 8:23 PM
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Third Street scenes

Some familiar photos, shown in much higher resolutions than we are used to seeing.


Third Street looking west toward its intersection with Hill Street, 1890s. Maybe someone here can date the photo more precisely by the hats worn or the buildings then extant?

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To see a really nice street-level close-up panoramic view, click here. What a charming Victorian neighborhood this was! (Make sure to view this at 100% resolution.)



An even closer view. Carriage wheel tracks can be seen going up the slope to Clay Street. Beyond that, it looks like there is a meandering walkway going up the steeper slope toward Olive Street.

And, is that actually an early street light hanging over the center of the intersection?

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Downtown Los Angeles, probably winter 1894, as viewed from the Crocker Mansion. At center, the Stimson Block (1893) – Los Angeles's first 'skyscraper' – and the Bradbury Building (1893), right, are both brand new; the Byrne Building (1895), katty-corner to the Bradbury, has yet to rise. City Hall, left, is only 6 years old.

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An even more impressive close-up panorama shot, way too huge to embed here. (Again, magnify to 100% resolution.)



Detail view of the eastern facade of the Crocker Mansion.

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The Crocker manse and Downtown skyline. In extreme closeup, I can make out a 44- and 45-star flag, which, together with the presence of the Byrne, dates the photo to around 1896-7.

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