Mon 13 Sep 2010
Dipping into the LA Public Library’s digital archives again I came upon this pretty amazing image snapped from atop Hill Street near the Fort Moore Memorial. In the foreground is the intersection of Sunset Boulevard (now Cesar E Chavez Boulevard) and Broadway. And through the haze in the distance you can also see General Hospital (now LA County/USC Medical Center) atop Lincoln Heights. I’m particularly impressed by the large tank the sun rises behind, situated behind the twin-turreted building of Terminal Annex in proximity to the railyards of Union Station.
There are memories from my toddlerhood of these towering structures as seen in passing them from the seat of the first automobile I can remember, my mother’s Corvair.
The month and day is listed as March 6, but the year goes unidentified. But judging from a couple of the bland vehicles in the traffic mix on Broadway, it looks to anywhere from the mid/late 1960s to perhaps even the early ’70s.