Streets--California--Los Angeles; City halls--California--Los Angeles; Stores, Retail--California--Los Angeles
A daytime view looking downhill on Beacon Street in San Pedro, California, with the domed, neoclassical-style City Hall on the right. Other businesses along the street include H.W. Scott Photograph Studio and a shoe store. Horse-drawn carts and...
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.
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.
Long Beach Harbor (Calif.); San Pedro Bay (Calif. : Bay); Harbors--California--Long Beach; Railroads—California; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--20th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps
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.
Los Angeles River (Calif.); Rivers--California; Ranches--California; Railroads--California; Real property--California--Los Angeles County; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--20th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps
Areas of Rancho San Antonio represented in the map correlate with the present-day cities of Vernon, Maywood, and Bell in Los Angeles County. E. T. (Edward Thomas) Wright was county surveyor three times in Los Angeles County, his first term...
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.
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.
Photograph of wreckage from the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake. A policeman and several civilians are outside amid large piles of rubble. A car has been crushed under the falling debris, and the ruins of a building can be seen in the background.
Photograph of Main St., Compton, showing buildings destroyed by the earthquake, including the Fargo Coffee & Tea Co., and cars crushed by the falling debris. In the distance, a crane lifts a pile of rubble, with a few onlookers.
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...