A postcard showing what the vendor says is a depot for the Los Angeles and Glendale Electric Interurban Railway system has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $249.99.
Times clips show that by 1904, the Los Angeles and Glendale Railway Co. had been absorbed by the Interurban Railway Co. The clipping also shows that a judge issued a restraining order to stop the laying of rails on 3rd Street between Figueroa and Flower. The complaint filed by the city says that the Interurban Railway Co. was laying tracks without a right, permit or franchise.
Welcome to another page in the checkered history of Los Angeles’ sainted streetcar system.
Notice the dirt streets and the young palm tree.
And this mysterious structure.
The chimney, of course, would have been a goner in the first major earthquake.
April 7, 1904: Another complicated chapter in the history of Los Angeles’ sainted streetcar system.