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.

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Original publication: Los Angeles Times, September 17, 1915
Immediate source: https://www.newspapers.com/image/380364987

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September 17, 1915

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Los Angeles Times
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