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Century Drive-In, Inglewood, looking northwest
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Stiles O. Clements (architect) and Edward Huntsman-Trout (landscape architect) designed the 1938 Streamline Moderne style Hollywood Park, located at 1050 South Prairie Avenue on the northwest corner of Century Boulevard in Inglewood. A fire in 1949 completely destroyed the clubhouse and grandstands. Arthur Froelich designed the replacement structures from steel and concrete making it the most fire resistant track in the nation when it reopened in 1950. In 2009 the city proposed a redevelopment project that includes demolition of the Hollywood Park racetrack/grandstand.
Aerial view of Century Drive-In, located at 3560 W. Century Blvd. at Yukon Ave., in the city of Inglewood; view is looking northwest. There is a curved Cinerama screen in front of the regular screen. Also visible is Hollywood Park Race Track (top right), located at 1050 S. Prairie Ave. Club St. is bottom left to middle right; Yukon Ave. is middle left to mid-photo; Prairie Ave. is slightly horizontally at top; Century Blvd. is top left to middle right. Photograph dated May 1964.
1 negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 609-30
Century Drive-In (Inglewood, Calif.)
Betfair Hollywood Park (Inglewood, Calif.)
Racetracks (Horse racing)--California--Inglewood
Drive-in theaters--California--Inglewood
Parking lots--California--Inglewood
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Lost architecture--California--Inglewood
Century Boulevard (Inglewood, Calif.)
Inglewood (Calif.)--Aerial views
Inglewood (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Froehlich, Arthur

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