More to explore:
Variel Street, northeast at Van Owen Street, Canoga Park District, 1938. Abandoned street cars used as houses in this sub-division. Poor Housing Conditions in Los Angeles Scrapbook. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
1938 Los Angeles Street Map Vintage Blueprint 16x20 by TheMapShop on Etsy
los angeles then and now using google street view
1906 Market Str. San Francisco after the earthquake
Snow in Los Angeles during the winter of 1948... UCLA Archives
Main Street, between 6th and 7th Street, Los Angeles, 1940's