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Westlake area, looking east
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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 area, looking east toward downtown. The major street closest to bottom is Hoover Street; Alvarado runs horizontally from middle right to middle left; the Harbor Freeway (110) is farther up from middle right to upper left. The major streets running vertically from bottom right corner to the left are: Olympic Boulevard, 9th Street, 8th Street, 7th Street, and Wilshire Boulevard, which runs through MacArthur Park - at left. Photograph dated September 19, 1957.
1 negative :safety ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 410-3; GPC_b25_f1_i18 (Photographic print)
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Lakes--California--Los Angeles
Urban lakes--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Time Period

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