Nuestro Pueblo


Union Station under construction in 1938 and as it appears in Google maps’ street view feature. We can only wonder what became of the palm trees planted by Don Mateo.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Nuestro Pueblo

  1. There are no date palms in the illustration. There are the two California Fan Palms on the left – likely planted by Mateo – and a far younger Canary Island Palm on the right, which, while it is in the date palm family, does not produce dates.
    Now it’s not impossible the two palms are still in the park across the street, but more likely they were removed when the Hollywood Freeway on-ramp was built.
    It is not impossible, though, that they were moved.


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