Los Angeles in the 1900s
Streets of a Hundred Years Ago

by George Garrigues

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Street names as listed on the 1904 Chamber of Commerce city map compiled and drawn in 1903 by Félix Violé are in boldface, followed by the present name of the street, if any, or its geographical location, or its fate, if known. If you care to check any of these streets, you can find the map in the UCLA map room. Streets that have not changed their names are not listed. In the chart below, only the final two digits of the Los Angeles zip code are given

I cross-checked the names against the 2002 Thomas Guide, but this is an unofficial site. For the best genealogy of your street’s name, call the city Planning Department.

In the old days, each subdivider would pick his own names for the streets, sometimes choosing the names of his wife and children, but more often opting for typical English-American names familiar to him and to his midwestern sales prospects.

Sometimes, though, real imagination was shown. Some of these old streets had wonderful names. I particularly like Alegro, Bonanza and Confidence, which lay a bit east of the USC campus, in alphabetic order, replaced later by mere numbers. Many tracts were laid out alphabetically, like Berendo, Catalina, Dewey, El Molino, Fedora, Hobson, Hidalgo (a little mixup there), Irolo, Jasmine, King and Lardo in a grid bounded by San Marino on the north and Pico on the south, west of Vermont and east of Western.

Of course, having the same street name march all the way across the city is sensible. It doesn’t matter if you are from Hancock Park or Hyde Park — you know that Fairfax, La Brea, Crenshaw, Arlington, Western, Normandy and Vermont will line up side by side like so many Boy Scouts to help you from getting lost if you wander into an unfamiliar part of L.A.

Then there were the unusual name changes. As, for example, changing Grant St. in Cypress Park to the general’s first name: It is now called Ulysses St.

And who was the Ruth Upham that Ruth Upham Avenue was named after? And what of the sad tale of Juliet without her Romeo?

Los Angeles, with a population of something around 110,000, was smaller in area than it is now. It had reached out to take in Highland Park and Garvanza in the northeast, although the bucolic farmland of Eagle Rock was still beyond its grasp. Los Angeles was bounded on the far west by Arlington St. or Western Ave. and on the south it reached down to the agricultural land around Slauson Ave. in parts. The east boundary ran along Indiana Street (as it does today), but continued due north to about present Figueroa St., thus excluding the Monterey Hills area and half of El Sereno.


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  • Ave. 20 bet. Huron St. & N. Main St. is part of San Fernando Road (31).
  • W. Ave. 43 above the steps is Canyon Vista Drive (Mt. Washington dist.) (65).
  • 1st St. bet. Commonwealth & Glendale Blvd. is Beverly Blvd.
  • 3rd St. bet. Boylston & Lucas is part of Miramar St.
  • 4th St. bet. Lucas & 5th St. is Hartford Ave. (17).
  • E. 8th St. east of Lemon St. is Damon St. (21).
  • 9th St. east of Julian is E. Olympic Blvd.
  • W. 9th St. bet. Western & Figueroa is James M. Wood Blvd.
  • 10th St. bet. San Pedro & Crocker is part of E. 9th Place (21).
  • 10th St. bet. Western & Julian is Olympic Blvd.
  • 11th St. bet. San Pedro & Crocker is part of E. 10th St. (21).
  • E. 11th St. bet. Santa Clara & Santa Fe is abandoned (?) (21).
  • W. 16th St. is Venice Blvd.
  • E. 36th St. bet. Eureka (McKinley Ave.) & Central Ave. is part of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (11).
  • 37th St. east of San Pedro is part of E. 40th Place.
  • 38th St. bet. San Pedro St. & Central Ave. is Jefferson Blvd. (11).
  • 38th St. east of San Pedro to Alameda is part of E. 41st St.
  • 40th St. bet. Figueroa & San Pedro is part of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (11 & 37).
  • 41st St. bet. Moneta (Broadway) & Main is part of E. 40th Place.
  • 42nd St. bet. Moneta (Broadway) & Main is part of E. 41st St.
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  • A St. is Aaron St. (39)
  • Abe Ave., just about where Sanborn Ave. is today, east of present Burns Ave. (Silver Lake dist., 26).
  • Acacia St. bet. Loma & South Union Avenue is either W. 4th St. or abandoned (17).
  • Acton St. is part of Dodger Stadium property.
  • Adelaide St., ran through what is Euclid Avenue School & continued east on what is Oregon St. (23).
  • Agate St. is Johnston St., in Montecito Hts (31).
  • Agnes St. is Alessandro south of Scott Ave. (Silver Lake dist., 26).
  • Agricultural Ave. is Menlo Ave., the west boundary of the former Agricultural Park (Exposition Park ).
  • Alamo St. east of Santa Clara is part of E. 15th St. (21).
  • Alegro St. is W. 37th Pl., bet. Broadway Pl. & Main St. (37).
  • Alhambra Ave., bet. College St. & Daly St., formerly shared with U.P. tracks, is abandoned (31).
  • Alhambra Ave., northeast of U.P. tracks, is Mission Rd. (Lincoln Hts.)
  • Allegheny St., is prob. under the I-60-I-5 interchange.
  • Alosta St. is prob. under the I-60-I-5 interchange.
  • Alviso St. is Terrace 52 in Mt. Wash..
  • Amelia St. is N. Garey St., south of Commercial St.
  • Andrew St. is Artesian St., northeast of W. Ave. 26 (31).
  • Angelica St., an abandoned extension of Scott west of Alvarado, where the post office now stands. (Echo Park dist.)
  • Antonia Ave., bet. Clover & Moulton south of N. Main St., abandoned. (31).
  • Apablaza St., bet. Alameda St. & Concha St. is under Union Station (Old Chinatown).
  • Arnold St., irregular shaped street leading 3 blocks north from Bluff St. & Park View Ave., poss. under Park View Photo Center (?) (Westlake).
  • Arnold St. bet. Boylston & Union is part of W. 2nd St., Crown Hill Ave. & W. 3rd St. (Westlake).
  • Atlantic St., east of Wilson St., is E. 7th Pl. (21).
  • Aubrey St., bet. 20th & 22nd Sts., east of Vermont is under the I-10.
  • Aurora St. is part of Cerro Gordo St. (26).
  • Austin St. is E. 35th St. bet. McKinley Ave. (old Eureka St.) & Jefferson Blvd. (old 38th St.) (11).
  • Aztec St., east of Alameda & south of 7th, is abandoned (21).
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  • B St. is Branden St. (39).
  • Baredon, one block hugging L.A. River south of E. 9th St. (where the I–10 now runs) (23). Abandoned.
  • Barnard Park, bet. Washington St. & 20th St., across from Washington Garden is part of L.A. Trade-Tech College (11).
  • Bartol St. is W. 43rd St. west of Broadway.
  • Beale St., bet. Sotello & Mesnageris now abandoned (12).
  • Beaudry Ave. north from old Sisters Hospital is White Knoll Drive (12).
  • Beaver Ave. is part of E. 12th St., west of Miriam (abandoned) (23).
  • Bell St., bet. Lanfranco & 4th St. is part of Camulos St. (63).
  • Bellevue Ave. bet. Centennial (the 110) & Alameda is part of Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (12).
  • Bellevue Ave. bet. Centennial (the 110) & Beaudry is part of Sunset Blvd.
  • Belvedere St., west of Maltman Ave. is part of Sunset Blvd. (Silver Lake dist., 26).
  • Benjamin St., north of Apablaza St. bet. Juan & Concha Sts., is under Union Station (Old Chinatown).
  • Benton Blvd. is Lafayette Park Place; there is a Benton Way north of Lafayette Park (Westlake, 57).
  • Bernardo St. is Bernard St. (Chinatown).
  • Blaine St. east of Arlington (outside the 1904 city boundary) is part of Venice Blvd.
  • Bluff St., east of Coronado, prob. part of W. 5th St. (Westlake).
  • Bolsa St., bet. Arnold & Gravilla is abandoned (17).
  • Bonanza St. is W. 38th St., bet. Broadway Pl. & Main St. (37).
  • Bond St., bet. 16th (present Venice Blvd.) & Pico, is under the 110 (14).
  • Bonita Ave. bet. Washington & 22nd is part of Mariposa Ave.; some is under the I-10 (07).
  • Booth St., a stub of a street catercorner across New York Blvd. from Hamlet St. (Highland Park), is abandoned.
  • Brent St. bet. Bellevue Ave. & Court St. is Laveta Terrace (26).
  • Brook, south of W. 2nd St. is part of S. Toluca St. (26).
  • Brooklyn Ave. is Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
  • Bryan or Byran or Byram St., bet. 10th (present Olympic) & 11th Sts., 3 blocks west of Figueroa is under the 110 (17).
  • Bryan bet. Bellevue & Marathon is part of Lafayette Park Place (26).
  • Burtz St., bet. 1st (Beverly) & Temple, is part of N. Park View St. (26).
  • Butte St., bet. Santa Fe Ave. & L.A. River is part of both E. 23rd St. & E. Washington Blvd. (?) (21).
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  • C St. is Clifford St. (39).
  • Cadena or Cadina St. bet. Topeka St. (present E. 55th St.) & Slauson Ave. is Holmes Ave.
  • Cahuenga St., bet. San Marino St. & Pico, is Serrano Blvd. (06).
  • California St., on the west side of Fort Moore Hill, is under the 101.
  • Carillo or Cardillo St. north of Bellevue Ave., is part of Laveta Terrace (Echo Park dist.)
  • Carlota Blvd. is N. Figueroa St.
  • Carolina St., bet. Palmetto & E. 4th St., is part of S. Hewitt St. (13).
  • Carmona St., bet. Palmetto & E. 4th St., is part of S. Hewitt St. (13).
  • Carr St. is W. 14th Place (15).
  • Casanova St. west of Pasadena Fwy. is part of Academy Road (12).
  • Casco St. is part of Rosemont Ave. north of Temple & south of Bellevue.
  • Cayetano Alley or St., a mere stub, is under Union Station.
  • Cemetery St. is under the Navy Reserve Center south of Chavez Ravine.
  • Central, west of Aldama, abandoned (Highland Park).
  • Chapman St., east of Coronado, prob. part of W. 5th St. (Westlake).
  • Chavez St. is part of Main St. as it turns due east to join Alamada just north of Bauchet (?). There is another Chavez now just nort of Main St. where it crosses the L.A. River. (Both 12.)
  • Chelsea St., north of Tremont, is Murchison St. (33).
  • Cheney St., bet. Santa Fe Ave. & L.A. River is part of E. 25th St. (21).
  • Chester St., at east end of Rosedale Cemetery, is part of Walton Ave. (06).
  • Church Ave. bet. Washington & 16th (now Venice) is part of S. Kingsley Drive (08).
  • Clanton St., bet. San Pedro & Central, is E. 14th Place (21).
  • Clara St., the north-south section, is either abandoned or part of N. Vignes. An east-west street (old Garibaldi) west of Vignes now bears the name.
  • Clarence St. is prob. part of Paseo El Coronel (33).
  • Clay St., on Bunker Hill on both sides of the 3rd St. tunnel cut, is buried under high rises. This is prob. the street where most side-view photos of Angels Flight were taken. Map. According to the March-April 2002 issue of the L.A. Conservancy News, it is now the site of Angeles Plaza.
  • Cliff St., bet. 6th St. & Ocean View Ave. is poss. now part of Carondolet St. (Westlake).
  • Clinton St. east of Evergreen is part of Folsom St. (23).
  • Colina Ave., east of Union & South of 1st, is abandoned (26).
  • Collie St., east of Arlington, is part of either W. 35th Place or W. 35th St. (18).
  • Colusa St. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
  • Concha St. is under Union Station.
  • Confidence St. is W. 39th St., bet. Broadway Place & Main St. (37).
  • Cooper St. was a stub leading from the north tip of Sutherland St. (Echo Park dist.) to Elysian Park Drive (now a trail within Elysian Park). Abandoned.
  • Corto St., bet. Beaudry & Boylston. Abandoned.
  • Cosme or Cosmo St., south of Charlotte St., is Chicago St. (33).
  • Court Circle, under 110 just south of Temple (26).
  • Court St., bet. Figueroa & Broadway, is the Paseo de los Pobladores & the Court of Flags. Map. It continued between Spring and Main just south of the Old Temple Market Bldg. It is now under the present City Hall. [Thanks to Brent C. Dickerson for this latter information.]
  • Crittenden, south of Effie, is part of N. Coronado St. (Eagle Rock dist.)
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  • D St. is Duane St. (39).
  • Darien Place, south of Washington, is part of Arapahoe St.
  • Dartmouth St., west of Alvarado, 1 block north of 1st St. (Beverly), is abandoned (26).
  • Date St. is mostly now under the Terminal Annex P.O.; some is part of Rosabell St.
  • Dauphin St., east of Lorena St., is part of E. 2nd St. (33).
  • Dawn St., west of Euclid & south of 7th, is under the I–60 (23).
  • Dayton Ave. is N. Figueroa St. (Cypress Park).
  • DeFrees St., south of Sunset Blvd., is part of Sanborn Ave. (29).
  • De Long St., bet. 16th (present Venice Blvd.) & Pico, is under the L.A. Convention Center (14).
  • Denver St., bet. 10th (present Olympic) & 11th Sts. is under the 110 (17).
  • Dixon Ave. bet. Washington & the former streetcar right-of-way is part of S. Berendo St. (06).
  • Dobinson St. two blocks east of Soto (bet. Charles & Wabash) is part of N. Mott St. (Boyle Hts.)
  • Dominguez Ave., bet. 48th & 54th, is part of Wadsworth Ave. (11).
  • Don Abel St., north of Washington, is part of Long Beach Ave. East.
  • Donahue St. is under the County-USC Medical Center.
  • Dora St., bet. Ocean View Ave. & W. 6th St., is part of Park View St. (Westlake).
  • Douillard St., bet. Mozart & Main, is part of S. Ave. 17 (31).
  • Downey Ave., bet. L.A. River & Alhambra Ave. is N. Broadway (Lincoln Hts).
  • Durango St., south of Jefferson, is part of St. Andrews Place (18).
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  • E St. is Ewing St. (39).
  • Echo St., abandoned, marked the present east boundary of Echo Park bet. Bellevue & W. Temple St. (26).
  • Edgar, south of Effie, is part of LeMoyne (Silver Lake dist.)
  • Edwin St., bet. Santa Fe Ave. & L.A. River, either part of E. 26th St. or abandoned (21).
  • El Dorado St., bet. Hoover & Occidental, is part of W. 2nd St. (57).
  • Elizabeth St. is under the Terminal Annex P.O.
  • Ellery St. bet. Alameda & Mateo St. is part of Bay St. (21).
  • Elthea St., bet. Cypress & Isabel, is part of Thorpe Ave. (Cypress Park dist.)
  • Elysian St., north of Reservoir Ave., is part of Douglas St. (Echo Park dist.)
  • Emerson St., east of Soto, is abandoned (33).
  • Emmet St., both sides of S. Dacotah St., is part of Gleason Ave. (Boyle Hts.)
  • Encino St., east of Compton Ave., is part of Morgan Ave. (11).
  • Ensenada St., east of Compton Ave., is part of E. 45th St. (11).
  • Ensign St., bet. First & Marathon, is part of N. Occidental Blvd. (26).
  • Eureka St. is McKinley Ave. bet. 41st St. & Jefferson Blvd. (old 39th St.) (11).
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  • F St. is Fargo St. (39).
  • Fairman St. is part of Waterloo St. (Silver Lake dist., 26).
  • Fanita Pl., prob. now 42nd Pl. west of Figueroa (37).
  • Fanning St., bet. Marathon & Old Temple Road, is possibly present Benton Way (?) (26).
  • Farmer St., east of Lucas Ave., is Emerald Drive (26).
  • Felicia St., north of 16th St., is part of Compton Ave. (?) (21).
  • Felipe St., east of Lorena to Odd Fellows Cemetery (Esperanza), is part of Atlantic St. (23).
  • Ferguson Alley, once a key street in Old Chinatown, southwest of the Plaza, lay somewhat south of where N. Los Angeles St. now curves to meet Alameda opposite Union Station.
  • Fern St. in Montecito Hts. is Fenn St.
  • Fireman St., south of Temple, is Firman St. (26).
  • Foster St., bet. 30th & 32nd, is part of Royal St. (07).
  • Franklin St., bet. Figueroa & Spring Sts., was under the lot where the California State Building once stood.
  • Freight St., leading one block east from Avery, is abandoned (13).
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  • Ganahl St. a block east of Soto (bet. Charles & Wabash) is part of N. Fickett St. (Boyle Hts.)
  • Garcia St., 1 block east of Alameda bet. Aliso & Commercial, is under the 101.
  • Garibaldi St. is part of Clara St. (12).
  • Girard St. is W. 11th Place (06 & 17).
  • Gladstone St., bet. Reservoir & Sunset (an extension south of the old Mayberry) is part of Mohawk St. (Echo Park dist., 26.)
  • Glenalbyn Drive (portion) is part of Mt. Washington Drive (65).
  • Glen Terrace is Lincoln High Drive (31).
  • Godey St. is W. 47th St. bet. Figueroa & Hoover (the old city boundary).
  • Graham St., bet. Ave. 32 & 33, is abandoned (Montecito Hts.)
  • Grant St. in Cypress Park dist. is Ulysses St. (65).
  • Gravilla St. bet. Columbia & Union is part of W. 4th St. (17).
  • Grotto Ave., off Griffin Ave. south of present Heritage Square, is abandoned.
  • Grover St., north of Washington, is part of S. Catalina St. (06).
  • Griffin Ave., west of Soto. The west part is Zonal Ave., & the east part is under Hazard Park (33).
  • Guava St., west of Ave. 50, is Lynn St. (Mt. Wash. dist.) (41).
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  • Harrison Ave. east of Soto is under the I-10 (33).
  • Hawthorne St. bet. 8th & 9th is part of S. Naomi Ave. (21).
  • Hayden St. bet. former Ave. 20 (present San Fernando Road) & Ave. 23 is part of Barranca St. (31).
  • Hazlip St. is part of S. Ave. 17 bet. Downey (abandoned, just south of Downey Playground) & Mozart St. (31).
  • Helen St. is Ridge Way (Echo Park dist.)
  • Hemlock north of 8th St. is Market Court.
  • Hermosa St., bet. Washington & Adams, is part of S. Gramercy Place (18).
  • Hinton Ave. north from old Sisters Hospital is part of Beaudry Ave. (12).
  • Hobson St., bet. Pico & San Marino, is part of S. Mariposa Ave. (06).
  • Holiday, west of Aldama, abandoned (Highland Park).
  • Holliday St., north of Ionia (present Boston St.) is part of Kensington Road (Echo Park dist.)
  • Hollister, north of the present Exposition Blvd. is part of Raymond Ave. (USC dist.)
  • Holly St., bet. Main & Navarro, east of L.A. River, is abandoned (31).
  • Horticultural Ave. ran through what is the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
  • Hubbard St. bet. Bellevue & Marathon is part of Coronado Terrace (26).
  • Husted St., is Ewing St. (26).
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  • Ida St. bet. Old Temple Road & Marathon is part of N. Coronado St. (26).
  • Illinois St., west of Edgewater & south of Temple is part of Cortez St.
  • Imogene Ave., south of Sunset Blvd., is part of Edgecliffe Ave. (29).
  • Inlet St., bet. Baredon (L.A. River) & Rio Vista, is abandoned (23).
  • Ionia St., bet. Edgeware Road & Boylston, is Boston St. (Echo Park dist., 26).
  • Iowa St. bet. Washington & Pico, is part of S. Bonnie Brae (14).
  • Irving St., bet. Chelsea & Tremont, is part of Verde St. (?) & could also be part of Ricardo St. (33).
  • Isabel St. (portion west of Jeffries St.) is poss. Locust St. The same Isabel exists east from the corner of Jeffries Ave. & American Pl.
  • Ivers Ave. bet. Stanislaus (present Waterloo) & Sunset is part of Elsinore St. (26).
  • Ivy St. bet. E. 12th & E. 14th, 1 block north of old Tennessee (present Hooper Ave.), is abandoned (21).
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  • Jasmine St., bet. San Marino St. & Pico, is part of S. Ardmore Ave. (06).
  • Jeanette St., 1 block south of Marchessault, is under Union Station (old Chinatown).
  • Jefferson St. east of Alameda is E. 38th St. in the city of Vernon.
  • Joplin St. is part of Dodger Stadium.
  • Juan St., north from Jeannette St. to Mary Lane is under Union Station (Old Chinatown).
  • Judson St., adjoining Prospect Park on the east, is part of Echandia St. (33).
  • Julian St., south of Evergreen Cemetery, is Jullien St. (63).
  • Juniper St. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
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  • Kane St., bet. Waterloo & Lake Shore Ave., is Clinton St. (Echo Park dist., 26).
  • Kansas Ave., 1 block north of Vermont, crossing Jefferson Blvd., is part of S. Catalina St.
  • Kercheval St., bet. Lemon & Santa Fe Ave., is part of E. 11th St. (21).
  • Kern St. bet. W. 1st St. & Colton St. is part of N. Edgeware Road.
  • Keys, bet. Burtz (present N. Park View St.) & Rosemont, is part of Council St. (26).
  • Key West St., bet. 30th & Jefferson, is part of University Ave. (07).
  • King St., bet. San Marino St. & Pico, is part of S. Kingsley Drive (06).
  • Kingsley St., bet. 30th & 32nd, is under Hebrew Union College (07).
  • Kip St., north of 7th St., now under the 110 (17).
  • Kirby St., north of Hamlet, is under Burbank Middle School (42).
  • Koeffel St., bet. Ocean View Ave. & Bluff St. is part of Park View St. (Westlake).
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  • La Bondad St., bet. Wilson & Santa Clara, is part of E. 14th St. (21).
  • Labory Lane ran east of the Southern Pacific tracks to Lafayette, downtown (now abandoned).
  • Lafayette St. ran bet. Commercial & Turner, downtown (now abandoned).
  • Lake Shore Ave. is part of Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park dist.
  • Latrope Ave., bet. old Pasadena Ave. & Garvanza Park, is part of N. Figueroa & N. Ave. 62 (42).
  • Lauder St. is Griffith Ave. bet. W. 37th St. & Jefferson Blvd. (old 38th St.) (11).
  • Laurel St., bet. Pacific & Magnolia, is part of W. 15th St. (06).
  • LeGrand St. west of L.A. River is part of E. 8th St. (21).
  • Lenox St. bet. Washington & 16th (now Venice) is part of S. Ardmore Ave. (08).
  • Leon St. is beneath the 110-I-5 interchange (Cypress Park).
  • Leonard or Lenard St., bet. Santa Fe Ave. & L.A. River is part of E. 24th St. (21).
  • Leonis St. is prob. part of Via los Pimenteros (33).
  • Leoti Ave. bet. Adams & Washington, one block west of Budlong, abandoned (07).
  • Lerdo St., bet. San Marino St. & Pico, is part of Harvard Blvd. (06).
  • Liberty St. is part of Lobdell Place (Silver Lake dist.)
  • Lincoln St., east & west of Francisco St., is W. 8th Place (17).
  • Linda Vista St. south of Effie is prob. now part of N. Benton Way (26).
  • Little Rock St., bet. Central & old Tennessee (Hooper Ave.) is part of E. 15th St. (21).
  • Live Oak St., east of Lorena St., is part of E. 3rd St. (33).
  • Livingston Ave. is beneath the 110-I-5 interchange.
  • Loomis St., south of 6th St., is under the 110 (17).
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  • Macy St. bet. Alameda (12) & Pleasant Ave. (31) is part of Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
  • Magenta St. bet. Bellevue & Marathon is part of Rosemont Ave. (26).
  • Maines Ave., west of Vermont, is W. 22nd Place (07).
  • Malcolmson St., two noncontiguous blocks bet. Grand & Broadway north of Vernon Ave., is prob. part of W. 43rd Place (37).
  • Marchessault St., east from New High St. (now in Pueblo Historic Park) through what is the north side of the Plaza, across the tracks on Alameda Ave. to end at Juan St. The Alameda-Juan segment was known as Maple St. in 1910 & is under Union Station or the 101 freeway.
  • Market St. is under the City Hall. There is a new Market Court bet. 7th & 8th east of Central. [Thanks to Brent C. Dickerson for this correction.]
  • Mary Lane is under Union Station.
  • Mattison St., east of Coronado to Koefel St., prob. abandoned (Westlake).
  • Mayberry St. (north-south) is Mohawk St. north of Reservoir (not the present Mayberry, an east-west street in the same area, which at one time was presumably connected to the old Mayberry).
  • McAllister St., bet. Lord St. & State St., is either under the I-5–I-10 interchange or is part of Hammond St. (33).
  • McLean Rd. south of Alosta St. is prob. part of Soto St.
  • McPherson St., east of Santa Fe Ave., is part of E. 12th St. (21).
  • Mellus St., south of 4th & east of L.A. River, is abandoned.
  • Melvin St. is part of E. 5th St. (33 & 63).
  • Metcalf St. bet. Court St. & W. Temple is part of N. Bixel St. (26).
  • Miami Ave., north of Wilshire, is part of Westmoreland Ave. (05 & 20).
  • Millard Ave., bet. 17th & San Marino, is part of S. Westmoreland (06).
  • Milton St., is part of Berkeley Ave. (Silver Lake dist.)
  • Mimosa St., bet. E. 6th & Jesse St., is Imperial St.
  • Minton St., north of Sisters Hospital (present Holy Hill Community Church), part of White Knoll Ave.
  • Miranda St., south of 20th, 1 block west of Hoover, is mostly under the 10; some remains as part of Arapahoe (07).
  • Mission Road east is Valley Blvd.
  • Moffett Alley bet. Aves. 23 & 26 is part of Barranca St. (31).
  • Moneta Ave., south of 41st St., is part of South Broadway (37).
  • Monrovia St., north of Brooklyn (Cesar Chavez), 1 block east of Gallardo, is under the I–10 (33).
  • Mora St. is part of Dodger Stadium.
  • Morcam Ave. is part of Cerro Gordo St. (39).
  • Morning Ave., bet. Marmion (Figueroa) & Glenalbyn, is part of W. Ave. 42 (65).
  • Mountain Ave., north of old city limits at Meridian, is prt of N. Ave. 64 (Garvanza dist.) (42).
  • Murdock Ave., bet. Main & San Pedro, is part of E. 48th St. (11).
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  • Napa St., north of Temple, is prob. under the 101.
  • Navarro St., bet. Leroy & L.A. River, is abandoned (31).
  • Negro Alley, the present Los Angeles St. bet. Union Station & the Plaza, was in the Violé map index but not drawn on the map itself. According to Robert S. Greenwood’s book, Down by the Station, the name had been changed to Los Angeles St. in 1877. [For more, ask Brent C. Dickerson, who knows more about Negro Alley than, I suppose, anybody else in the world.]
  • Newell St., bet. Albany & Main, is S. Ave. 16.
  • New England St., running north & south from Washington, is mostly under the 10, but some is either Magnolia Court or part of Magnolia Ave. (07).
  • Newhall St., bet. Bellevue & Miramar, is N. Mountain View Ave. (57 & 26).
  • New High St., north of Temple to Alpine, is part of N. Spring St.
  • New Orleans St. bet. Arlington & Hermosa (present Gramercy Place) is W. 26th Place (Jefferson Park dist., 18).
  • Nina St., south of Lancaster Ave., is DeNeve Lane (31).
  • Nob Hill Ave. bet. Alvarado & Burlington is part of W. 3rd St. (Westlake).
  • Norfolk St. is the north part of Cummings St. east of the County-USC Medical Center & also part of San Pablo St. Norfolk still exists as an east-west street north of Hazard Park.
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  • Ohio St. bet. W. 1st St. & Court St. is part of N. Bixel (26).
  • Ogier St. is under the Terminal Annex P.O.
  • Old Temple Road bet. First St. & Marathon is part of N. Occidental Blvd. (26).
  • Old Temple Road bet. Hoover & Reno is part of London St. (26).
  • Old Temple Road bet. Bellevue & Temple (east of Coronado) is part of N. Park View St. (26).
  • Olive Court, bet. 1st & 2nd, is part of Hill St.
  • Olney St., bet. Bartol & Malcomson, is abandoned (37).
  • Olympian Ave. is part of LeMoyne St. (39 & 26).
  • Omaha St. bet. Edgeware & Douglas, is part of Angelina St. (26).
  • Ontario St., north of Castle St., is part of Redesdale Ave. (Silver Lake dist., 26).
  • Orange St., bet. Alvarado & Figueroa, is part of Wilshire Blvd. (57 & 17).
  • Oro St. bet. Temple & Bellevue is part of N. Lake St. (26).
  • Ortega St., west of Dominguez Ave. (present Wadsworth) is E. 49th Place (11).
  • Ottawa St, east of Figueroa is W. 10th Place.
  • Otter St., 1 blk south of Bellevue, is under the City of Angels Medical Center (26).
  • Outlet St., bet. Baredon (L.A. River) & Rio Vista, is abandoned (23).
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  • Pacheco St., bet. First (Beverly) & Court St., is N. Lake St. (26).
  • Pacific Ave., bet. 17th & Pico, is part of Orchard Ave. (?) (06).
  • Paige St. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
  • Palm St. is Margo St. (15). Palm Drive, bet. 23rd St. & Adams, still exists as an unpaved street.
  • Palmetto St., bet. the tracks & L.A. River, is part of E. 5th St. (13).
  • Pasadena Ave. ran north of Ave. 39 to Ave. 61, where it became Latrope Ave. That stretch is part of N. Figueroa St. Pasadena Ave. still exists south of Ave. 39.
  • Pavilion St., north from Temple, is under the Cathedral & the 101.
  • Philadelphia St., north of New York Ave. is part of Aldama St. (Highland Park).
  • Philleo St., bet. Old Temple Road & Marathon is part of N. Rampart Blvd. (26).
  • Pine St., west of Ave. 50, is Lynn St. (Mt. Wash. dist.) (41).
  • Plymouth St., south of Marengo, is part of N. Cummings St. (33).
  • Poe St., is prob. now Cove Ave. east of Glendale Blvd. (39).
  • Post St., south of Ave. 33, 1 block west of Pasadena Ave., is abandoned (31).
  • Potter Place, west of Figueroa bet. 7th & 8th, is abandoned (17).
  • Poydras St., east of Lorena St., is part of Gleason Ave. (33).
  • Prichard St., north of former Alhambra St. (Mission Road) is Lincoln Park Ave.
  • Prospect Place, west of Prospect Park, is Progress Place (33).
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  • Quierolo St. is part of N. Vignes east of Main St.
  • Quincy St., west of Hoover, is W. 25th Place (07).
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  • Railroad St., bet. the tracks & N. Main St., is Llewellyn St.; east of Main it is abandoned.
  • Ramona Ave. north from Alpine St. is Centennial St. or part of Beaudry (12).
  • Redondo St., bet. S.P. Yards & U.P. tracks (former Alhambra St.), is Rondout St. (31).
  • Reed St., bet. 4nd & 43rd, one block north from Vernon Ave., is either under the 110 or part of S. Olive St.
  • Reid St., bet. Washington & San Marino, is part of Menlo Ave. (06).
  • Remick, bet. Vermont & Hollister, is part of S. Catalina St. (USC dist.)
  • Requeña St. is under the City Hall & Parker Center.
  • Reservoir St. west of Silver Lake Blvd. & east of Sunset Blvd. is abandoned; the remainder exists.
  • Reynolds Ave. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
  • Rich St., bet. 16th (present Venice Blvd.) & Pico, is under the 110S–I-10W transition road (14).
  • Ridge St. is part of Dodger Stadium.
  • Riecker Ave. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
  • Rinehart St., bet. Echandia & Lord St., is under the I–10 or is abandoned (33).
  • Romeo St., bet. 22nd & 27th is part of S. Catalina St. (07). (Juliet St. still exists 1 block to the west.)
  • Rosalind Ave. bet. Acosta (present Metrolink tracks) & Hollenbeck Ave. (present E. 8th St.) is part of Evergreen Ave. (23).
  • Rosecrans Way, a stub at the northeast corner of the former Agricultural Park (Exposition Park), is part of Figueroa St.
  • Rossini St., adj. Odd Fellows Cemetery on east, is either abandoned or part of Calzona St. (23).
  • Rowland St., west of Vermont, is 17th Place (06).
  • Roxbury St., bet. Western & Normandie, is part of W. 14th St. (06).
  • Rubio St., bet. Alameda & Compton Aves., is part of E. 48th Place (11 & 58).
  • Ruth Upham Ave. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
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  • St. Charles St., bet. Soto & former Chelsea St., is part of Norfolk St. (33).
  • St. Elmo St. bet. Kercheval (present E. 11th) & E. 16th St. is Imperial St. (21).
  • St. James St., bet. Leroy & L.A. River, is abandoned (31).
  • Sanchez St. in Old Chinatown (the Plaza area) is no longer dedicated but serves as a pedestrian way to the rear of the Pico House. [Thanks to Brent C. Dickerson for this information.]
  • San Diego St., bet. Fortuna & Alba, is part of E. 57th St. (11).
  • San Fernando St., bet. the Plaza & L.A. River, is part of N. Spring St. (12).
  • Sanford St. is under the I-5–I-10 interchange (33).
  • San Julian St., bet. 40th St. (now Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) & 36th St., is Crawford St.
  • San Pedro St. bet. 1st & Temple is Judge John Aliso St.
  • San Rafael St. is part of N. Ave. 56 (Highland Park).
  • Santa Barbara St. is West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Santa Cruz St., bet. Magenta (Rosemont) & Alvarado is Santa Ynez St. (Echo Park dist., 26).
  • Santa Monica Ave. is part of Exposition Blvd.
  • Santiago St., south of Vernon, is part of Morgan Ave. (11).
  • Sapphire St., bet. Boylston & Bixel, is Huntley Drive.
  • Scheffelin or Schniefflin, bet. S.P. tracks (present N. Spring St.) & N. Main St., centered bet. Sotello & Mesnager, abandoned (12).
  • Schlesinger St. is prob. abandoned. Some could be part of Lookout Drive south of Dodger Stadium (12).
  • Semple St., bet. Hoover & Fanning, is part of Council St. (26).
  • Seneca Ave., bet. Main & San Pedro, is part of E. 47th Place (11).
  • Sentous St., bet. 10th (present Olympic) & 11th Sts. is under the 110 (17).
  • Sepulveda St., north of Rosedale Cemetery, is part of Venice Blvd. (06).
  • Seville, bet. old Collie St. & Jefferson is either abandoned, part of Van Ness or part of Cimarron (18).
  • Shearer St. bet. Alameda & Mateo St. is part of Bay St. (21).
  • Sherman St. south of Grand View St. (Westlake).
  • Short St., south of old Stephenson Ave., is E. 4th Place (13).
  • Silver St. is part of W. 2nd St. just south of Belmont High.
  • Sinova St. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
  • Smith Ave. bet. Marathon & Sunset Blvd. is N. Reno St. (26).
  • Sobieski St., prob. now Cove Ave. east of Glendale Blvd.
  • Sonoma St. bet. Kent & London is part of Merwin St. or is abandoned (26).
  • South Park Ave., bet. Jefferson & Slauson, is part of Avalon Blvd. (11 & 03).
  • Stanislaus St. is part of Waterloo St. (Silver Lake dist., 26).
  • Star St., bet. 16th (present Venice Blvd.) & Pico, is part of Toberman St. (14).
  • Stephenson Ave., east of Alameda St., is Traction Ave. (just north of the Little Tokyo branch library).
  • Stewart or Steward St., bet. 7th & 9th Sts., is part of Hartford Ave. (17).
  • Stockton St., north from Temple, is under the Cathedral & the 101.
  • Story St. is part of N. Fickett St. (33).
  • Sulphur St., east of Cypress, is part of Roseview Ave. (Cypress Park dist., 65).
  • Summit Ave. south of Aliso is Via La Reina (33).
  • Sumner Place, north of Sisters Hospital (present Holy Hill Community Church), White Knoll Drive.
  • Sunset Blvd. bet. Hyperion & Fountain is Effie St. (29).
  • Sunset Blvd. bet. Maltman & Effie is Griffith Park Blvd. (Silver Lake dist.)
  • Sutter St., bet. Pacific & Magnolia, is part of W. 14th St. (06).
  • Swift St., bet. 30th & 32nd Sts., is Shrine Place (07).
  • Sylvan or Silvan Ave. is part of Von Keithian St. or Lupin Terrace or abandoned (Montecito Hts.)
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  • Tallman St., east of Vermont & south of Jefferson, is abandoned (07).
  • Taylor St. is part of Duane St. or is abandoned (39).
  • Tehama St., east of Prospect Park, is part of N. Boyle Ave. (33).
  • Tejon St. bet. Arlington & Hermosa (present Gramercy Place) is part of W. 28th St. (Jefferson Park dist., 18).
  • Tennessee St., bet. 8th & 16th Sts., is part of Hooper Ave.
  • Thalia St., bet. Central Ave. & Hemlock St. (present Terminal St.), is abandoned (21).
  • Thompson St., bet. Adams & 23rd, is part of Portland St. (07).
  • Thornton Ave., bet. 20th & Adams, is part of Ellendale Place (07).
  • Thorp St. is prob. W. 41st Pl. or 42nd Place bet. Broadway & Figueroa (37).
  • Tivy St., bet. Tableton St. & Compton Blvd., is abandoned (21).
  • Toneonda St., north of old city limits at Meridian, is prt of N. Ave. 65 (Garvanza dist.) (42).
  • Topeka St., bet. Compton & Santa Fe Aves., is part of E. 55th St. (58).
  • Transit Ave., 1 block south of Mission Road bet. Griffin Ave. (present Zonal) & May St., is abandoned.
  • Trenton St. is Gilbert Lindsay Drive south of the Staples Center.
  • Tropico Ave. is part of Lake Shore Ave. (39).
  • Turtle Ave. is part of Von Keithian or abandoned (Montecito Hts.)
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  • Upper Blvd., east of Evergreen, is part of Boulder St. (33).
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  • Valverde St., south of Stephenson (present Whittier), is prob. part of S. Breed St. west of Salesian High (23).
  • Vargas St., bet. 17th & Washington, is part of Orchard Ave. (06).
  • Vineland St., bet. 51st & 53rd, is part of S. Ascot St. (11).
  • Viola St. is Lucretia Ave. (26).
  • Viscaino St. is Lake Shore Terrace (26).
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  • Waco Ave., bet. Main & San Pedro, is part of E. 50th St. (11).
  • Walnut Drive, bet. Figueroa & Hope is part of W. 29th St. (07).
  • Walrath St., south of Vernon, is part of Mettler St. (11).
  • Warner St., south of Washington, is part of Orchard Ave. (07).
  • Weldon St. bet. Alameda & Mateo St. is abandoned (21).
  • Wesley Ave. ran through what is the USC campus. There is still a block left bet. Vernon Ave. & 47th St.
  • West End Ave., 2 blocks north of Brooklyn (Cesar Chavez), is under the I–10 (33).
  • West Side Ave. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
  • Whittier St., bet. 7th & 9th Sts., is part of Columbia Ave. or of Witmer St. (17).
  • Widney St., north of 40th, is under the I-110.
  • Wilcox, east of Pecan, is Eagle St. (33).
  • Willard St., south of 20th, 2 blocks west of Hoover, mostly under the 10; some remains as either Wilmot St. or part of Magnolia Ave. (07).
  • Winfield St., bet. Westlake & the 110 is 11th Place (06 & 17).
  • Wood Ave. is under the County-USC Medical Center.
  • Woodman Ave., bet. Main & San Pedro, is part of E. 49th St. (11).
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  • Yolo Drive, west of Pasadena Fwy, is Spruce Street (unpaved).
  • Yosemite St., north of Brooklyn (Cesar Chavez), 2 blocks east of Gallardo, is under the I–10 (33).
  • Yorba St. is under Debs Regional Park (31 or 32).
  • Yuba St. is either Amador Place or under Pasadena Fwy.

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