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R/W 4407 San Pedro Street, 1938
Department of Public Works
Right of Way Division
Bureau of Right of Way Land, producer
Department of Public Works, producer
Buyer, Franklin P., initiator
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Los Angeles, California, USA
University of Southern California
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Los Angeles City Archives, 1836-1872
Rights Information
C. Erwin Piper Technical Center, 555 Ramirez Street, Space 320, Los Angeles, California 90012, USA
City of Los Angeles. City Archives and Records Center
public domain; released under license Creative Commons CC0 "no rights reserved"; please credit "University of Southern California Digital Library
Right of way film (R/W no. 4407). Pedestrian safety, Los Angeles, 1938 June 22, about 3:30 pm. San Pedro Street from Manchester Avenue to Imperial Highway. "This picture and slides were prepared in connection with a project initiated by Franklin P. Buyer, Councilman of the 15th District, to eliminate the present hazardous conditions on San Pedro St. between Manchester Ave. and Imperial Highway. It is proposed to widen San Pedro St. 10 ft. on each side to provide sidewalks and parkways. The City of Los Angeles proposes to construct the walks and to pay the cost of all necessary reconstruction work if the right-of-way is voluntarily dedicated. In the pictures you will see children from the Samuel Gompers Junior High School walking in automobile traffic lanes, endangering their lives because of the lack of sidewalks. There are 1100 pupils attending this school, a large proportion of whom are forced to use San Pedro Street twice daily." "In response to inquiries made as to whether sewers will be constructed south of 108th St., and where they will be located, the following slides will show the propsed location" (6:25-6:41) [no slides].
moving image
1 film reel (6:41): silent, b&w: 16mm, double perforation
documentary films
Traffic and road conditions
Time Period
Los Angeles
San Pedro Street between Manchester Boulevard & Imperial Highway
Southern area of Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Archives [Contributing entity]
disk 71339862; original filename SAN_PEDRO_BLVD_AVI_2398_MOS.avi; original filename R/W4407SanPedroStreet.mp4; RW 4407 [Identifier]
Los Angeles City Archives
Los Angeles Department of Public Works

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