Nov. 14, 1924: This is the second of two articles I have from the Los Angeles Examiner titled “Rediscovering Los Angeles.” Notice that even in 1924 people were complaining about traffic and congested streets. Reporter W.W. Kane notes:
Residents of later days made repeated attempts to widen Seventh Street beyond Hill. But the majority declared that ‘cows never would require a wider path than what was already there.’
Broadway has been widened twice.
The reason for narrow streets in Los Angeles, according to this article was law based on Spanish custom.
And ostrich plumes, once the height of fashion, were passe in 1924.