Seventh Street, downtown Los Angeles 1947

Seventh Street, downtown Los Angeles 1947This is a shot of the corner of 7th Street and Spring St in downtown Los Angeles in 1947. Nothing of any great note happened on this block, but I love how 1940s it looks. Those cars parked along the curb, the style of lettering used for the Rush Drug Co. on the corner, the way that couple on the far right is standing in the middle of the street waiting for the streetcar. I’m also wondering when this was taken—back in the 40s, downtown was a constant hub-bub of activity but I can only count 8 people in the photo. I guess it was real early on maybe a Sunday morning.

Seventh Street, downtown Los Angeles 1947 Seventh Street, downtown Los Angeles 1947

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One Response to Seventh Street, downtown Los Angeles 1947

  1. marcia sletmoen says:

    I remember being “downtown,” as we only referred to it, with my mom & grandmother. Crossing the street was always a crushing experience!! People everywhere! I know u r right about this being early morn or on Sunday! I loved going “downtown!” I enjoy all ur pictures. Thank u!!!
    p.s. My father worked at the Water & Power at 5th & Spring, ?, starting at age of 19!! He retired after 45 years!!