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Brand Boulevard and Wilson Avenue, Glendale
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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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View of Brand Blvd. at Wilson Ave. in Glendale. Various businesses may be seen on both sides of the road, with railroad wires running overhead down the center of this wide street. Cars parked diagonally line the street as pedestrians browse the shops. On the right, Lewis Jewelry Co. is visible mid-street, and on the opposite side of the road, the Central Hotel is seen on the corner and behind that, Security Trust & Savings Bank. In 1906 Glendale incorporated as a city, consisting of 1,486 acres; the city is divided into 34 neighborhoods that are delineated by streets, washes, and mountain ridges. During the 'teens and 'twenties Brand Boulevard grew into a lively, modern, commercial and entertainment street with banks, department stores, movie theaters and automobile showrooms, becoming the city's "Main Street". With population growing from 13,756 in 1920 to 62,736 in 1930, Glendale called itself "The Fastest Growing City in America". By the new millennium, Glendale's population was approximately 195,000.
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Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Security Trust & Savings Bank (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Central Hotel (Glendale, Calif.)
Lewis Jewelry Co. (Glendale, Calif.)
Bank buildings--California--Glendale
Stores & shops--California--Glendale
Glendale (Calif.)
Slade, Milton.

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