A photograph of the veterans Hospital near Westwood in Los Angeles, California. The photograph shows a collection of four, five-storey brick buildings, one of which has a neoclassical-style entry with columns.
A view along the waterfront, showing a row of boats tied up at the docks. On the right is a covered structure where crowds of onlookers wait for the sailors to disembark. The oil wells on Signal Hill are visible in the distance.
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.
Interior view of the Bath House, or Plunge, on the Long Beach Pike. There is an observation gallery along the wall above the pool. A sign at the top of a slide leading into the pool reads, "Warning: not responsible for accidents resulting from...
A view of the ocean front amusement area known as the Pike in Long Beach, California. In the center is the two-story Bath House with grand portico. The five storey building with the red roof seen on the left side of the image is the Hotel Virginia.
A view looking south along the beach, with the Pike visible along the shore. An oriental pavilion stands in the foreground, with the Bamboo Slide--a tower structure with a ramp leading up to it and a spiral slide wrapping around it--and the...
A view of the Pike, with signs advertising an Oriental Art Bazaar, Coca-Cola and other foods and drinks, cigars, cornucopias, and other gifts. The bath house and roller coaster are visible in the distance. There is a row of street lamps down 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.
Ranches--California; Irrigation--California; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--19th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps
E. T. (Edward Thomas) Wright was county surveyor three times in Los Angeles County, his first term beginning in 1884 and his last ending in 1898. He also served as county surveyor for San Bernadino County. Partnering with W. B. Nicholson, he formed...
Ranches--California; Mountains--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.