Driving Survey–Route 6

Here’s my jaunt down Route 6: Arcadia to the Auto Club on South
Figueroa. Note that I had to alter the route since Figueroa is a
one-way street north of Olympic. Also note that I made the trip on a
Sunday afternoon rather than rush hour. Still, I beat the 1957 drive
time of 47 minutes by 5 minutes. (Also note that I followed the posted
speed limits at all times). I have to say, it’s a nice, easy route
until Chinatown, which is not my favorite place to drive.  And I would
never go through downtown L.A. on Broadway during rush hour.

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Photographs by Larry Harnisch Los Angeles Times
Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, 4:30 p.m. (Yes, I know I’m heading the wrong way).

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Huntington and Golden West Avenue, 4:30 p.m. Notice the wide center median in Arcadia. San Marino. This used to be the right of way for streetcar tracks.

03_huntington_rosemead

Huntington and Rosemead Boulevard, 4:31 p.m.

04_huntington_sangabe

Huntington and San Gabriel Boulevard, 4:33 p.m.

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Huntington and San Marino Avenue, 4:36 p.m.

Huntington and Oak Knoll Avenue, 4:39 p.m.

Huntington and Los Robles Avenue, 4:40 p.m.

Huntington and Marengo Avenue, 4:41 p.m.

Huntington and Fair Oaks Avenue, 4:42 p.m.

Huntington and Fremont Avenue, 4:43 p.m.

Huntington and Pueblo Avenue, 4:47 p.m.

Huntington and Monterey Road, 4:47 p.m. (I made such good time that I didn’t even get a chance to take  pictures).

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Huntington and Mission Road, 4:50 p.m.

07_huntington_broadway

Huntington and North Broadway, 4:51 p.m.

08_broadway_johnston

Broadway and Johnston Street, 4:53 p.m.

09_broadway_ave22

Broadway and Avenue 22, 4:54 p.m.

10_broadway_i5

Broadway and Interstate 5, 4:55 p.m. (Shout out to Kim and Richard at 1947project HQ!) 

11_broadway_spring

Broadway and North Spring Street, 4:55 p.m.

12_broadway_solano

Broadway and Solano Avenue, 4:56 p.m. (Shout out to the cornfield!)

13_broadway_bernard

Broadway and Bernard Street, 4:57 p.m.

14_broadway_ord

Broadway and Ord Street, 4:59 p.m. (Shout out to Philippe!)

15_broadway_arcadia

Broadway and Arcadia Street, 4:59 p.m. (Shout out to the Hall of Justice! You knew there was once a huge tunnel here, right?)

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Broadway and 1st Street, 5 p.m. (Shout out to The Times Building!)

17_broadway_2nd

Broadway and 2nd Street, 5:01 p.m.

18_broadway_3rd

Broadway and 3rd Street, 5:01 p.m. (Shout out to the Bradbury Building, the Million Dollar Theater and Grand Central Market!)

19_broadway_6th

Broadway and 6th Street, 5:03 p.m. In the heart of downtown’s theater district.

20_broadway_8th

Broadway and 8th Street, 5:04 p.m. (Shout out to the Tower and Orpheum theaters!)

21_broadway_olympic

Broadway and Olympic Boulevard, 5:05 p.m. (10th Street was renamed Olympic for the 1932 Los Angeles Games. You knew that, right?)

Olympic and Hill Street, 5:05 p.m.

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Olympic and Olive Street, 5:06 p.m.

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Olympic and Grand Avenue, 5:06 p.m.

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Olympic and Figueroa Street, 5:07 p.m. (Hey, there’s a bus–shout out to mass transit!)

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Figueroa and Pico Boulevard, 5:09 p.m.

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Figueroa and Venice Boulevard, 5:09 p.m. (Shout out to the Santa Monica Freeway and Patriotic Hall!)

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Figueroa and Washington Boulevard, 5:11 p.m.

28_figueroa_adams

Figueroa and Adams Boulevard, 5:12 p.m. (Hey, there’s another bus. Shout out to mass transit!) 

Total miles: 15.4; time: 42 minutes.

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Driving Survey–Route 6

  1. J-Man says:

    That “wide center median in San Marino” is actually in Arcadia. San Marino doesn’t begin until you get west of San Gabriel Blvd., two photos later.
    –Right you are…. Thanks for keeping me honest!
    –Larry

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