Western District

5140 at Santa Monica and Fairfax

Posted on: November 27, 2011 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments
Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Pacific Electric PCC no. 5140 is stopped at Santa Monica Blvd. and Fairfax (Crescent Junction) in this image dated January 1954.

Ralph Cantos Collection

4 Responses

  1. charlie sheen

    April 6, 2012

    so were looking east on fairfax,the pe car is going northeast which would be a whole foods parking lot.

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    • George Todd

      April 6, 2012

      Actually the camera is facing Northeast, and the car is going Southwest, which is outbound, after going West on Hollywood Boulevard, and about to continue West on Santa Monica.

      It is indeed a new parking lot now, although the first few blocks of the right of way Southwest of Hollywood Boulevard, and crossing Sunset is still clearly visible as a diagonal alley.

      Fairfax runs North and South, and its a 5050, not a PCC, but still a good pic!

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  2. Mitt Dawson

    June 26, 2012

    And there ended the diagonal cut through Hollywood, which is still somewhat noticeable on google map wide shots, great pict!

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  3. Denis DeAcetis

    June 26, 2012

    This is a wonderful trip down memory lane,riding the red car 3 times a week,making that N turn toward Sunset then through Gardner to go to Hollywood,,10 cents a ride,Thank you so much for posting this piece of West Hollywood History.

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