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Businesses on Alvarado Street
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Laskey, Anne
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Looking southeast towards storefronts located in the 680 block of S. Alvarado Street; from left to right are: a fast food restaurant called Ramon's, a botanica, Scott's Clothes for Men, Rumpus Room bar, L.A. Fashion Mart, and Lee's Florsheim shoe store. All of these structures were demolished to make way for a Metro Red Line subway station in the early 1990s.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Bars (Drinking establishments)--California--Los Angeles
Shoe stores--California--Los Angeles
Fast food restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Alvarado Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
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