1. Via bbook Widow With Rifle Guards House

    July 31, 1958: Lomie Puckett stands guard to prevent bulldozers from leveling her Edendale house for the construction of the Golden State Freeway. Puckett wanted more money than offered for the house.

    According to the Los Angeles Times, “The standoff lasted several days.”

    Read how the standoff ended.

    PIctured below Mrs. Puckett and her a 30-caliber rifle are views of her house in 1958 and the same approximate spot today.

     Los Angeles  Echo Park  1950s 

  2. The same streets, separated by 63 years.

    The Google Street View images of 2nd Street and Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles are modern. The black-and white images are taken from film shot in 1947 and intended to be used as background images for a feature film. Shot from moving vehicle, these images would be projected behind mocks-up of cars on sound stages.

    These six minutes of 35 millimeter film from the Internet Archive show a Downtown that no longer exists.


     Los Angeles  Downtown Los Angeles  Hollywood 

  3. Burnished.

     Los Angeles  City Hall 

  4. Parking.



     Los Angeles  parking  Figueroa St 

  5. Top Ten Steepest Streets in America

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    Top 10 US steepest streets
    Via fixr retaining wall cost guide

     Hanookaa  Pittsburgh  San Francisco  Los Angeles