Historic Map - Los Angeles, CA - 1932

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Greater Los Angeles : the wonder city of America / Where to go and what to see / designed by K.M. Leuschner. Published by Metropolitan Surveys. 

The city of Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Felipe de Neve, a Spanish governor. In 1821, after declaring independence from Spain, the city became a part of Mexico. Following the Mexican-American War, in 1848 the city became a part of the United States. Two years later, the city was incorporated. Experiencing frequent booms in population, it has grown to be the second largest city in the United States. This beautiful map provides a look back to the early days of the city. Complete reference list below.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

      Ambassador Hotel
      Angeles Abbey Mausoleum
      Angelus Temple
      Annandale Country Club
      Ascot Speedway
      Auto Club Southern Calif

      Baldwin Hills Oil Fields
      Barnsdall Park
      Barbara Hotel, Jack Dempsey
      Beaux Arts Building, Bus. & Prof.
      Bel Air Country Club
      Bellevue Golf Course, Public
      Belmont Shores
      Belvedere Gardens
      Bernheim's Chinese Gardens
      Beverly Hills
      Beverly Hills Hotel
      Beverly Wilshire Hotel
      Bimini Baths
      Bixby Park
      Black-Foxe Military Academy
      Botanical Gardens
      Breakers Hotel
      Breakfast Club
      Brookside Park
      Brown Derby Cafe
      Broadway Dept. Store
      Bullock's Wilshire

      Cabrillo Beach
      Cabrillo Club
      Cahuenga Park
      Calif. Fed. Women's Clubs
17- California Hospital
  3- California State Bldg
      Calif. Inst. of Technology
      Carthay Circle Theatre
      Catalina Island
      Cawston's Ostrich Farm
      Central Manufacturing Dist
16- Chamber Commerce
      Chamber Commerce, Hollywood
      Chrysler Factory
  1- City Hall
      City Hall, Long Beach
      City Hall, Beverly Hills
      City Hall, Pasadena
      City Hall, San Pedro
      Clover Field Airport
      Colorado Street Bridge
      County Hospital
      County Fairgrounds
      Community Playhouse
      Country Club Manor
      Crenshaw Fairways, Golf Practice
      Crystal Pier, Nude Sun Baths
      Culver City Kennel Club

      Deauville Beach Club
      "Deodars," Mile of Xmas Trees
      "Dispatch," Deep Sea Fishing
      Dominguez Oil Fields Eagle Rock
      Ebell Club
      Echo Mountain
      Echo Park
18- Edison Building
      Edwards Bros Colonial Mortuary
      Electric Fountain
      Elks Club
      Equitable Building

      First Congregational Church
      Firestone Rubber Co.
      Fox Hills Country Club
      Ford Factory
      Forest Lawn Memorial
      Fort McArthur
      Fox Studio
      Friday Morning Club
      Frostonya Apt. Hotel

      Gay's Lion Farm
      General Pet. Refinery
      Goodyear Rubber Co.
      Goodyear Blimp, Inf. Phone LA 2151
      Goodrich Rubber Co.
      Grand Central Airport
      Grauman's Chinese Theatre
      Grauman's Egyptian Theatre
      Greek Theatre
      Griffith Park Golf Course
      Griffith Park Riding Academy

  2- Hall of Justice
      Hancock Park, LA Brea Pits
      Harry O'Day's Monte Carlo Cafe
      Hermosa Pier
      Hillcrest Country Club
      Hollywood Bowl
      Hollywood Riviera Club
      Horse Shoe Pier
13- Hotel Cecil
      Hotel Huntington
      Hotel Vista Del Arroyo
      Huntington Library
      Huntington Park

      Inglewood Park Cemetery

      Junior College
      John Brown Park
20- Jonathan Club
      Johanna Smith Pleasure Ship
      1315 West 7th Street, L B.

      Kellogg Ranch
      King's Tropical Inn L.A. Athletic Club
      L.A. Library
      L.A. Stock Exchange
      L.A. Terminal Market
      L.A. Wild Animal Farm
      LaFayette Park
      Laurel Canyon
      Lincoln Park Tourist Camp
      Little Church of Flowers
      Long Beach
      Long Beach Auditorium
      Lookout Mountain
      Loyola High School
      Loyola University

      Marlborough School for Girls
      Maryland Hotel
15- May Co.
      McCarthy Mem. Chruch
      Mesmer City
      Midwick Country Club
      Mines Field, Municipal
11- Million Dollar Theatre
      Monarch Apt. Hotel
      Monstad Fishing Barge
      Monstad Pier
      Montebello Golf Club, Public
      Mt. Hollywood
      Mt. Lowe
      Mt. Wilson Observatory
      Mulholland Dam
      Mulholland Scenic Drive

24- New Orpheum Bldg

      Occidental College
      Ocean Park Pier
      Odd Fellows Temple
      Old Mill
      Olvera Street
23- Olympic Auditorium
      Olympic Fishing Barge, Capt. J.M. Andersen
      Olympic Rowing Course
      Olympic Stadium and Park
      Olympic Village
      Overland Terminal Warehouse

      Palos Verdes Hills
      Palos Verdes Country Club
      Paris Inn Cafe
      Paramount Studio
23- Patriotic Hall
      Perfection Bakery
      Pershing Square Park
      Peck Hills Bldg
  8- Philharmonic Auditorium
      Playa Del Rey
      Plaza Square
  4- Post Office
      Potrero Country Club
      Pt. Firmin Park
      Pt. Vicente Lighthouse

26- Queen of Angels Church

      Rainbow Gardens, Ballroom Beautiful
      Rancho Country Club
      Raymond Hotel
      Redondo Pier and Plunge
      Repettp Park
14- Richfield Bldg
      Richfield Refinery
      R.K.O. - Pathe Studio
      Rose Bowl

      San Gabriel Mission
      San Pedro
      Santa Fe Depot
      Santa Monica
      Santa Fe Springs Oil
      Santa Monica Golf Club, Public
      Santa Monica Pier
      San Fernando Mission
      Sears Roebuck
      Sebastian's New Cotton Club
      Shell Oil Refinery
      Sierra Madre
      Signal Hill Oil
      Silver Lake
      Soldiers Home
      South Park
      Southwest Museum
      S.P. and U.P. Depot
      Sprott Airport
      St. Francis Hotel Apts.
      Standard Oil Refinery
      Stern's Famous Barbecue
      Stone Canyon Res
      Sunset Fields, 3 Public Courses
      Sunset Pier
      Sycamore Park

      Temple B'Nai B;Rith
      Terminal Island
  3- Title Guarantee Bldg
      "Topsy's" Night Club
      Torrance Oil Field
23- Trinity Building
      Tournament Park
      Town House

      University of Calif. at L.A.
      Union Oil Refinery
      United Airport
      Universal City
      Uplifters Polo Field
      University of Southern Cal.
      U.S. Rubber Co.

      Venice Pier
      Venice Oil Field
      Villa Riviera
      Virginia Hotel

      Warner Bros. Studio
      Western Ave. Golf Club, Public
      Westlake Park
      Western Lithograph Co.
      Western Theatre
      "Wee Kirk of the Heather"
      Westwood Village
      Westwood Hills Golf Course, Public
      Wilshire Country Club
      Wilshire M.E. Church
      Wilshire Storage
      Willy's Overland Factory
      Wrigley Ball Park

      Yogoda-Sat Sanga, Hindu Am. Temple


  1. Mary & Doug, End of Cove Way
  2. Marion Davies, 1700 Lexington Rd.
  3. Norma Shearer, 709 Palisades Rd.
  4. Lionel Barrymore, 802 Roxbury Dr.
  5. John Barrymore, 6 Lower Rd.
  6. Wallace Beery, 921 Roxbury Dr.
  7. Charlie Chaplin, Cove Way End
  8. Joan Crawford, 426 Bristol Ave
  9. Harold Lloyd, 1225 Benedict Canyon
10. Greta Garbo, 1717 San Vicente
11. Clark Gable, 570 N. Rossmore
12. Ann Hardling, 7430 Pyramid Dr.
13. Jean Harlow, 5930 Franklin Ave
14. Buster Keaton, 1004 Hartford Way
15. Tom Mix, 1010 Summit Dr.
16. Robt. Montgomery, 2161 Beachwood
17. Will Rogers, Ranchhouse Beverly Blvd


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