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Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric interurban no. 866 with hand-lettered destination sign reading “Universal City / Los Nogales ONLY” negotiates the muddy and flooded Cahuenga Blvd.right-of-way as police look on. The date is March 1938.

Jack Finn Collection

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  • David Coscia

    Date is March 1938, just after the massive storm and floods of that month. The car is outbound from Los Angeles and heading towards the San Fernando Valley. It is on Cahuenga Boulevard, leaving Hollywood, and about to enter Cahuenga Pass. It will be able to travel past Universal City to the station of Los Nogales (sign on car), which was at Ventura Boulevard and Vineland Boulevard. Just north of there, the bridges over the Los Angeles River and Tujunga Wash had been washed out.

  • Al Donnelly

    Just to make this clear about Cahuenga, we’re looking down toward the Highland Avenue alignment where Cahuenga has curved in from east to west to meet it just north of The Bowl (right) and the French Village area (left) at the flat-land opening of the pass at this spot. (The “Car Stop” shifted northward over time.)

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