Photo: Nathan Marsak tests the latest Ford.
Curbed LA’s link to this 1917 Ford travelogue on Los Angeles has been passed around until I finally saw it. How many of these locations do you recognize? Here’s footage of streetcars and autos downtown. If you look carefully, you’ll see an officer directing traffic.
Mystery location 1.
[Update: This is best known as Philharmonic Auditorium, at 5th Street and Olive, although the film refers to it as Clune's Auditorium.]
Mystery location 2.
[Update: The Hall of Records.]
Mystery location 3.
[Update: The courthouse at Broadway and Temple.]
Mystery location 4.
[Update: Pershing Square, previously known as Central Park. Note the fountain and landscaping, in contrast to the current moonscape designed to repel the homeless.]
Mystery location 5.
[Update: The Examiner Building on Broadway. The street-level windows were covered during the notorious strike in the 1960s.]
Mystery location 6.
[Update: Everyone recognized this, right? It’s Angels Flight next to the 3rd Street tunnel.]
Mystery location 7.
[Update: Tunnels on Hill Street. Notice that one tunnel was for autos and the other was for streetcars.]