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1950 and 1955 Los Angeles Civic Center images

1950 and 1955 Los Angeles Civic Center images

April 13, 1950: Aerial photo of Los Angeles Civic Center.

The photo above was recently scanned from the original 4×5-inch negative. For comparison, below is a similar air view from 1955 with many of the buildings identified. One main difference — in 1950 there was no Hollywood Freeway.

July 1955: Aerial photo of downtown Los Angeles. The letter A is location of planned construction of county courthouse. Other buildings identified by letters are: B – Terminal Annex Post Office; C – Union Station; D – Federal Building; E – Hall of Justice; F – Hall of Records; G – City Hall; H – State Building; I – Police Building; J – Health Building; K – Times Building; and L – County Law Building. This photo was published in the July 24, 1955, Los Angeles Times. Credit: Whitehurse Aerial Surveys.

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2 Comments

  1. September 19, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Very beautiful city.

    By: Vincent kiprotich
  2. September 7, 2014, 7:40 pm

    Used to be back in the day. So sad what has happened to it since then! :(

    By: Alma

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