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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

88th st. Los Angeles

88th st. Los Angeles

The house my dad grew up in not far from where LAX is today. I've found two different addresses for his residence, 9025 Goebel which does not seem to exist anymore, and the 6623 88th ave, which is still around according to Google maps. View full size.

Still Going Strong on 88th

Built in 1946, its estimated value now ranges from $540,000 to $600,000. Aerial shot shows the house next door has a pool.

Goebel is on my 1944 and 1964 Los Angeles maps, south of Manchester and east of Sepulveda. The area now is a LAX parking lot.

Decommissioned streets

Goebel was probably one of the streets purchased by the airport for northward expansion of LAX.

 
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