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Hollywood Freeway with many visible "Halls"
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in the mid-1950s flowed easily in both the southbound and northbound lanes, making the ride around the City of Angels quick and easy. Shown are the popular cars of the day, which would be valuable collectors items if they were around today. When this shot was taken, City Hall dominated the Los Angeles skyline and the Downtown area was still the major shopping spot in the metropolitan L.A. area. The Hall of Justice and part of the old Hall of Records are also prominently pictured. Photograph was taken from Grand Avenue overpass.; This photograph is a cropped view of #00008305.
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 19 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles County Hall of Justice
Los Angeles County Hall of Records (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1911-1962)
Express highways--California, Southern
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
Civic centers--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
United States Highway 101
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slade, Milton.

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