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
Main Street, between 6th and 7th Street, Los Angeles, 1940's
Snow in Los Angeles during the winter of 1948... UCLA Archives
view looking north west towards the intersection of hope street and 1st street 1955 and now by gsjansen, via Flickr
The Flower Street entrance of the Los Angeles Central Library, 1930’s.