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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Hill Street: 1942

Hill Street: 1942

April 1942. "South Hill Street, Los Angeles." Now playing at the Warner: The Male Animal. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cutts Building

Corner view of the Cutts Building (formerly Sun Building) located at the corner of Hill Street and Seventh Street with the Roosevelt Loan Association located on the lower levels. There are several retail and service shops at street level. Looking east down Seventh Street is the Loews State Building. Source: USC Digital Library

Dual Gauge Track

The combined tracks for the streetcars on this street served two separate systems. The narrow gauge rails were 3' 6" for the Los Angeles Railway city "Yellow" cars, and the standard gauge tracks were 4' 8 1/2" for the Pacific Electric Railway, which ran the "Big Red" cars on an extensive interurban system. This image shows both systems' cars running together on dual gauge tracks.

Lady for a Night

With John Wayne and Joan Blondell.

+69

Below is the same view from April of 2011.

Well preserved!

Surprisingly, nearly every building is still present and accounted for.


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Great Movie

A gem in Fonda's history; still funny and pertinent today.

 
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