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.
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).
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.
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).
Broadway and Interstate 5, 4:55 p.m. (Shout out to Kim and Richard at 1947project HQ!)
Olympic and Hill Street, 5:05 p.m.
Total miles: 15.4; time: 42 minutes.