1265 at the Fox Theater
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) southbound 5 Line car no. 1265 waits for pedestrians next to the Fox Theater on Market Street in Inglewood in this image captured May 7, 1955. Note Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is playing.
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
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This photo view is looking north up Market Street. The old FOX Theater is still there as far as I know but is boarded up. Most of the other buildings are still there but with different names. In general the street looks better today because there are many more trees now, it would look ever better if the tracks and trains were still there.
You may already know that LA MTA is planning a light rail line, called the Crenshaw Line, which will come off the Exposition Line and run down Crenshaw, then take a right and follow the old Santa Fe tracks into Inglewood.
While the light rail will not go down Market Street, there will be a stop – called Florence/La Brea – which is actually planned to be placed at Florence/Market St.
An effort, now in its fifth year, to “Save the FOX” is going strong and run by the Inglewood Hostoric Preservation Alliance. The FOX was included on the National Register of Historic Places in January of this year. The theatre is still up for sale, but there are some interested parties. Please Like us on facebook. We can be found at Inglewood Fox theatre Alliance. Keep an eye on our page for updates as they come.
I’m writing a book about Inglewood history. Does anyone have or know where I can find vintage photographs of the funeral cars – Paradiso & Descanso – that brought the deceased and their families to Inglewood Park Cemetery early in the 20th Century?
Also, how do I contact Alan Weks for use of his photo of Market St shown on this site?
Thanks for any help.