Final day of streetcar service along Santa Monica Blvd east of Fairfax Ave, May 31, 1953

inal day of streetcar service along Santa Monica Blvd east of Fairfax Ave, May 31, 1953What we’re looking at here is the end of an era. The date is May 31st, 1953 – the final day of streetcar service along Santa Monica Blvd. east of Fairfax Ave. Actually, I’m surprised it was this early as I would have guessed the beginning of the end (of LA’s public transportation network) would have come later in the 1950s.

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3 Responses to Final day of streetcar service along Santa Monica Blvd east of Fairfax Ave, May 31, 1953

  1. BIG MISTAKE GETTING RID OF THE STREET CAR BEFORE MY TIME BUT SO COOL.GAVE THE CITY CHARACTER, OTHER CITIES IN THE USA HAVE THEM WHY NOT BRING THEM BACK .

  2. Jean Hunter says:

    I find it ironic that there’s a billboard advertising an automobile and this is the end of the line for the Santa Monica Blvd. streetcar. So many things gone gone gone from Hollywood.

    This billboard’s on the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvd.

    Here’s an interesting article:

    https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/many-la-boulevards-began-as-streetcar-lines

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean

  3. This was a great way to get around LA. I fell & broke my collarbone. Love from your idiot friend, Lou, the klutz.