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Old Posted Mar 2, 2014, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Trucker View Post
Smith Bros Truck Co. 1930 @ 1704 East 16th street

Dick Whittington col.

I think I see more solid-rubber tires in this photo of the construction of the east end of the Hollywood Subway. That's Olive Street running left to right above the tunnel; at the left edge of the photo is a bit of the Hotel Trenton, mid-block between 4th and 5th. To the right of that is the former site of the Olive Street School, and to the right of that is the turreted Fremont Hotel at 4th and Olive. The Rose Mansion on the SW corner of 4th and Grand is behind and to the left of the Fremont. I believe construction on the subway project began in 1924, not 1925:

From La Reina -- Los Angeles in Three Centuries (Security Trust and Savings Bank, 1929) @ HathiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...ew=1up;seq=186

One of the buildings taken out by the construction was the Hotel Munn:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19086
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