File:Pacific Electric train at north end of West Avenue, Los Angeles, 1915.jpg

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Pacific Electric train at north end of West Avenue, Los Angeles, 1915, near Lafayette Square, Los Angeles. Photo looking north shows difficulty in building a grade (level) crossing at the tracks because vision would be blocked for autoists by high ridges on the street sides, leading Traffic Engineer Howell to warn of a potential "worst death trap in Los Angeles." Trees at back are probably where the Queen Anne Recreation Center was later built. Signboard shows advertisement for the Hippodrome Theater in Downtown.


Original publication: Los Angeles Times, September 17, 1915
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September 17, 1915


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