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Wilshire Boulevard and MacArthur Park, 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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In the mid-1800's, this area was a swampland. MacArthur Park, created in the 1880s under the name Westlake Park, was later renamed in honor of General Douglas MacArthur. By the 1890s, it was a vacation destination surrounded by luxury hotels; in the early part of the 20th Century, the area became known as the Champs Elysees of Los Angeles. MacArthur Park has been designated City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100.
Aerial view of the Westlake and Wilshire District; view is looking northwest. MacArthur Park with its large lake is visible in the foreground and a smaller lake, also part of MacArthur Park, is on the right. Wilshire Boulevard (curved street) separates the park and lake. The streets surrounding MacArthur Park are: Park View Street (top), 7th Street (left), 6th Street (right), and Alvarado Street (bottom). Photographed for Union Oil Company on October 25, 1955.
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 204-2
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Lakes--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Aerial views
MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cityscape photographs
Aerial photographs
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