Los Angeles Railway

Los Angeles Railway on Spring near 5th, 1904

Posted on: February 19, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment
Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Another Post Card of a Modern City: Los Angeles 1904. LARY streetcars shoulder their way along congested Spring Street near 5th. The roof sign on the car in the foreground reads "WASHINGTON ST- WESTERN AVE."

From Ralph Cantos:

It is very interesting to compare this 1904 postcard photo of LARY cars, with the 1909 post card shot on Broadway. In just 5 years, motor vehicles have almost completely replaced horse drawn vehicles. Things in LA were only going to get a HELL of a lot worse in the decades to come.

Ralph Cantos Collection

One Response

  1. Michael Patris

    February 20, 2013

    We just received an identical image in the form of an 8″ by 10″ photographic print by C. C. Pierce & Co., Los Angeles (Offices near the corner of 5th and Spring, on both streets) an written on the back it states: “Negative # 6225, Spring Street North from 3rd on a busy day. The Douglas Building is on the left, circa 1905.” The N. B. Blackstone offices are on the left as well. The car in the foreground is possibly a 1904 Oldsmobile


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