Western District

Divided Highway

Posted on: December 17, 2009 by PERyHS 3 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric streetcar no. 681 navigates between two directions of traffic on Venice Blvd. (possibly just east of Crenshaw) in this Western Division image.

Jack Finn Collection

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  1. Steve Crise

    January 4, 2010

    I believe this is on Venice Blvd. just east of Crenshaw Blvd. I think the exact intersection here is Venice Blvd. at Norton Ave, looking eastbound. There was a short section of private right of way on this stretch of track. I love the LAPD motorcycle cop in the frame, most likely he is on his way back to the old Wilshire Division station that was at Pico Blvd. at West Blvd where the city now has a public pool.

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  2. Charles Sheen

    October 17, 2011

    steve i want to say this is right near 6th ave

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  3. Steve Griffis

    October 30, 2011

    I agree with Charles. Looks like the photographer was standing at about 7th looking east. The Aetna Dry Cleaning Co. still has a listing in “Phone Pages” giving its address as 1600 6th Ave. The buildings on the left are also still there.

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