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Echo Park Lake 1920

Echo Park Lake 1920

June 1920: Panorama of Echo Park Lake looking north from Temple Street. In the distance is Edendale, where early movie studios were located. Later in the 1920s those studios moved to Hollywood.

This photo was published  in the June 27, 1920, Los Angeles Times.

Edendale is no longer a district in Los Angeles. Today its split up among Echo Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake. In the photo, Allesandro Avenue, now Glendale Boulevard, is on the left.

This photo was later published in the 1998 Times postcard book, “Times Gone By.”

1 Comment

  1. May 30, 2013, 7:52 am

    It's a very telling photograph of the neighborhood prior to the high density construction that came afterwards. The view from the lake south bound towards the downtown skyline is still a majestic sight. It is just too bad that the area has declined; too many multi-family dwellings were built with the usual negative results.
    Nevertheless, I try to get over there when I have out of town guests because it continues to be a very picturesque and peaceful place in L.A. standards. I am glad that the surrounding neighborhood of Echo Park is undergoing a rebirth.

    By: rafachavez

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