These days, we’re used to the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to the Highland Ave corner being one huge development, it can be easy to forget it was once two blocks, and Orchid Ave extended all the way through to the boulevard. I love that in this circa 1930 photo you can see the empty parking lot next to Grauman’s (!) and of course the grand old lady, the Hollywood Hotel.
Below are sections of a map of Hollywood Blvd, recreated from a 1930 map, showing individual stores. You can see the entire map HERE.