This is the fourth in the Rediscovering Los Angeles series, from Nov. 25, 1935, by Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner.
Horses did not disappear from the streets of Los Angeles for quite a while after the introduction of the automobile, and even in 1935, when this livery stable was to be razed for construction of Union Station, it was still operating, but rented out rigs to junk men who collected scrap metal, paper and old clothes. Turner wrote: “Look in vain, you will, for anything, the least thing in the world, to denote that we are living any later than 1895.”
Unfortunately, Rediscovering Los Angeles was never published in book form, unlike the later Nuestro Pueblo, by Owens and Joe Seewerker.
In Chicago, as late as 1950, horse drawn milk wagons plied the alleys of the city delivering fresh milk daily.