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February 1959: Burbank Installs Time Capsule

Note: This post originally appeared on latimes.com in 2009 and is available via Archive.org. Feb. 1, 1959: Burbank installs a time capsule in the “new” Magnolia Boulevard Bridge. It was scheduled to be opened Feb. 5, 2009. This is one … Continue reading

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Spring Street revisited

  Los Angeles Times file photo When this photo was taken, about 1883, Spring Street took an oblique angle at 1st. We're looking north, possibly from the Nadeau Hotel at what is now the site of The Times Building. The … Continue reading

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Traffic jam

Sept. 18, 1913 Los Angeles   To anyone who thinks traffic is a new problem here: Los Angeles studies elevated trains in an attempt to relieve congested streets–nearly a century ago. 

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Another plan for the Ambassador

July 11, 1957Los Angeles Yes, it’s another architectural plan, this one for the site of the Ambassador Hotel. And no, it never got built, either. Somewhere in Los Angeles, there’s a small library of designs that were shelved over the … Continue reading

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Future shock

  June 14, 1957Los Angeles Sometimes predictions for the future are simply painful to read. The people living in 1957 were prolific in sketching out hopeful plans. Some of them were foolish (I think we can safely eliminate the atomic-powered … Continue reading

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