A dramatic aerial shot captures the action at the departure point for Hollywood-bound Pacific Electric cars at Vineyard Junction. The photographer’s vantage point is the West Blvd. bridge.
Jack Finn Collection
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This is a view looking westward from the West Blvd at Vineyard Junction. bridge. Venice Blvd is the avenue seen at the left, the parking lot on the right was part of the old Sears & Roebuck store that stood at Pico Blvd and Muirfield Road for many years. Today this seen has change dramatically with San Vecente Blvd now occupying the PE line that stays to the right in this view. The P.E. had designs on completing a subway tunnel to this location at one time in the 1920’s. Sadly it was never built and we got the Santa Monica Freeway instead.
There’s a few postwar autos in the Sears Roebuck lot, so the PE 600 class cars that we see here are either Vineyard turns on the West 16th Street Line or they might be going a little further up San Vicente Blvd to Genesee Avenue, the stub of the line that used to continue onto Beverly Hills, Sawtelle and Santa Monica.