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Street car collision

Street car collision

Feb. 28, 1938: Street car collision during rain at 2nd and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

These three photos by staff photographer Paul Calvert are unpublished. In the background of two is the Miller Desk Co. at 211 W. 2nd St. – adjacent to the Los Angeles Times building.

There was bigger news that night than this street car collision. This previous From the Archives post: 1938 storm changes Los Angeles River reports:

On Feb. 27 and 28, 1938, a storm soaked Southern California with 4.4 inches of rain. Late on March 1, a new storm arrived dropping 10 inches in Los Angeles and more in mountain areas. Rivers overflowed and dozens of people were killed.

Feb. 28, 1938: Street car collision during rain at Second and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Unpublished photo.

Photos above and below: Feb. 28, 1938: Street car collision during rain at 2nd and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Paul Calvert/Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA.

Feb. 28, 1938: Street car collision during rain at Second and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Unpublished photo.

 

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