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A tale of two cities' pavement

A tale of two cities’ pavement

June 5, 1961: Pavement on West 64th Street marks the border of the cities of Los Angeles and Inglewood.

John Malmin, Los Angeles Times staff photographer, wrote this caption on the back of his print:

The inferior pavement — the one with holes on the right — is in Los Angeles. The left side of the street in Inglewood. Chester Ave., in Inglewood becomes Verdun Ave., in Los Angeles. That’s Bob Cox of the Southern California Gas Co. just inside Inglewood.

This photo of West 64th Street — looking west — was published in the July 23, 1961, Los Angeles Times. The cross streets are Chester Avenue in Inglewood, left, and Verdun Avenue in Los Angeles, on right.

Here is an October 2014 Google Street View of the same intersection:

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