Monday, July 31, 2006

Mt. Washington Depot - 1915

Some cool photos of the railway up to Mt. Washington way back in the early 1900's. The railway operated over a distance of 2,900 feet, pulled by a cable under wood planking and was created as a gimmick to stimulate land sale. At the top was a Mt. Washington Hotel where it housed the famous silent movie stars of the era. Sadly, in 1919 it was shut down for being not very safe, though there weren't any recorded injuries from the railway.

Of course, the pics are from the insanely cool collection of photographs from the Los Angeles Public Library .

In this pic, you can actually see Montecito Heights and a pre Deb's Park and also a couple of roads starting up.

Meetin' at the 'Pot.

Apparently you can go down the hill to the corner of 43rd and Marmion to still see the old depot! Got to go get a picture of that. Or does anyone have one?

Tom Waits "Depot Depot"
Del the Funky Homosapien "Why you want to get funky with me?"


Blogger warm jet said...

Love the history over here.
There is a valley next to my home where the Hollywood Bowl was going to be built because of it's acoustics.
They were right about the sound because some crazy ass crap is going down in somebodys home nearby but we can't seem to nail it.

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