Los Angeles County Deed of Title for Lot 5 in Block 81 of the Rancho Providencia and Scott Tract, once owned by Dr. David Burbank, to John D. Radcliff. The certificate was issued by the Title Insurace and Trust Co. of Los Angeles on October 12, 1899. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Dr. David Burbank, 1850. Burbank was born in New Hampshire in 1821. Trained as a dentist , he began his practice in Maine. In 1853, he moved to San Francisco and resumed his practice until 1866 when he purchased La Providencia Rancho and the western portion of the San Rafael Rancho. In 1886, Burbank sold his holdings to Los Angeles land speculators who formed the Providencia Land, Water & Development Company. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Los Angeles, CA 1942

Broadway, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 1950s

Los Angeles.

Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Service with a Smile, Los Angeles, 1928

Park Sunset Apartments, Los Angeles, California vintage hotel postcard.

John Steven and Ida Lubrecht McGroarty, circa 1915. John Steven McGroarty was Poet Laureate of the State of California 1933-1934, and represented Los Angeles in the US House of Representatives from 1935 to 1939. He authored the Mission Play, which romanticized McGroarty's former home in the Verdugo Hills. The McGroarty's Tujunga home now houses the McGroarty Arts Center, part of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

The first telephone pay station in Los Angeles, 1899.

Bob's Big Boy • Los Angeles, California

Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Bather

Hollywood, Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles Theatre

A 1905 postcard image that reads, "In the Dining Car on the Los Angeles Limited," a train that took passengers back and forth from Chicago to Los Angeles. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Orange Pickers, Los Angeles, California, 1895

1897-First Auto in Los Angeles First automobile in Los Angeles, built by J. Philip Erie, the driver, a resident of Los Angeles at the time. Los Angeles Mayor William H. Workman is in the rear seat, 1897.

los angeles then and now using google street view