Central business districts--California--Torrance; Streets--California--Torrance; Stores, Retail--California--Torrance;
A daytime view of the central business district in Torrance, California, near the intersection of Sartori and El Prado. The shops lining the street include a candy store and a furniture store. The central street is full of parked cars.
A view of the Santa Monica Bay, looking north towards the Palisades and bay from the California Incline, with mountains in the distance. What looks to be half of the remaining Long Wharf extends into the bay.
City halls--California--Los Angeles; Public buildings--California--Los Angeles; Civic centers--California--Los Angeles
City Hall fronted by steps, fountain, lawn and trees; Hall of Justice, Hall of Records, and State Building across the street; automobiles; pedestrians; streetlights; American flag on flagpole on State Building.
A view of the Port of Los Angeles, looking out towards the ocean, with a freight train in the foreground, and ships in the harbor. A sign for "E. K. Wood [Lumber]" can be seen on top of one of the buildings on the left.
A view of the Southern Pacific Long Wharf, also known as the Mile Long Pier, looking from the shore towards the west. Two tall ships are docked at the end of the pier. A third tall ship is seen in open water in the upper right portion of the...
Earthquakes--California--Compton; Earthquake damage--California--Compton; City halls--California--Compton
Exterior view of Compton City Hall after the 1933 earthquake; large portions of wall have fallen away, a portion of the roof has collapsed, and piles of rubble surround the building. A man in uniform stands in front of the building, looking away.
A daytime view from Pier Avenue at Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach, California, looking towards the ocean. There are several small shops and a hotel along the street, and at the end of the block is the entrance to a pier. A flagpole stands in the...
Express highways--California--Los Angeles; Public buildings--California--Los Angeles; City halls--California--Los Angeles
Civic Center including old Hall of Records, City Hall, Hall of Justice, and Federal Building; early view of freeways empty of automobiles; some automobiles on side street behind freeways; city buildings; grass; streetlights.
San Gabriel River (Calif.); Ranches--California; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--19th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps
Henry Hancock was a prominent Los Angeles lawyer and surveyor. He worked as Los Angeles City Surveyor and United States Deputy Surveyor in the 1850s. Hancock surveyed most of the large ranches between Monterey and San Diego in California.
Los Angeles River (Calif.); Rivers--California; Ranches--California; Railroads--California; Real property--California--Los Angeles County; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--19th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps