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Glendale's Brand Boulevard, 1910 and 1927

Glendale’s Brand Boulevard, 1910 and 1927

1910: Looking north on Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

These two photos were published in the Feb. 12, 1927, Los Angeles Times with this extended caption:

Known as “The Fastest-Growing City in America,” Glendale has been given wide publicity during the last few years, and the above photographs bear out the slogan. (Above) is a photograph of Brand Boulevard, the principal thoroughfare of the city in 1910. From a calm and plaid street seventeen years ago, the same thoroughfare (below) is today a boulevard in fact as well as in name. It but typifies the great growth of Glendale during the past few years. (Photographs through courtesy of Security Trust and Savings Bank.)

1927: A more elevated view of Brand Boulevard, facing north. The Glendale Theater and other businesses are on the east side of the road. A Pacific Electric street car is traveling south on tracks running down the center of this wide street. (Caption information from Security Pacific National Bank Collection.)

The photo credit in 1927 for both images was Security Trust and Savings Bank. The 1927 photo is online as part of the Security Pacific National Bank Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library.

scott.harrison@latimes.com

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