Photo shows the formal opening of the Wilshire Blvd. extension over the lake at Westlake Park, later renamed MacArthur Park. A band plays in the foreground, as city dignitaries watch Mayor Frank L. Shaw cut the garland. Caption reads, "Wilshire Boulevard became a wide avenue from the city to the sea today with the formal opening of the Westlake Park causeway. More than 3,000 persons thronged the new traffic link when Mayor Frank L. Shaw cut a rope of garlands, opening the causeway to motor cars for the first time. Photo shows Mayor Shaw cutting the garland. Beside him on the platform is Gertrude Michael." Photo dated: Dec. 7, 1934.
Dedication to public use--California--Los Angeles Parks--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.) MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Shaw, Frank L Michael, Gertrude