Looking south on downtown Los Angeles from Poundcake Hill, circa 1869. Broadway appears here as a dirt road, then known as Fort Street. Bunker Hill is the bald ridge on the right.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Looking south on downtown Los Angeles from Poundcake Hill, circa 1869. Broadway appears here as a dirt road, then known as Fort Street. Bunker Hill is the bald ridge on the right.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Camels in Los Angeles? From 1858-63, the humped animals were a regular presence, as L.A. as Subject explains for Los Angeles magazine.
(Circa 1863 photo of the Wilmington Drum Barracks courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection)

Camels in Los Angeles? From 1858-63, the humped animals were a regular presence, as L.A. as Subject explains for Los Angeles magazine.

(Circa 1863 photo of the Wilmington Drum Barracks courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection)

Los Angeles, circa 1863.
The photo, part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library, looks north at the intersection of Main, Spring, and Temple streets. Fort Moore Hill appears on the left, behind the original Temple Block structure.

Los Angeles, circa 1863.

The photo, part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library, looks north at the intersection of Main, Spring, and Temple streets. Fort Moore Hill appears on the left, behind the original Temple Block structure.

1868 view of a water wheel that moved water from the Los Angeles River into the Zanja Madre, an irrigation ditch that flowed into the center of the historic pueblo.
As The Eastsider LA blog reports, artists, engineers, and public officials plan to build a water wheel as a “functional piece of art” at this historic site between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights.

1868 view of a water wheel that moved water from the Los Angeles River into the Zanja Madre, an irrigation ditch that flowed into the center of the historic pueblo.

As The Eastsider LA blog reports, artists, engineers, and public officials plan to build a water wheel as a “functional piece of art” at this historic site between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights.

Three panoramic photographs depicting the “Growth of Los Angeles” from 1867 to 1923

Three panoramic photographs depicting the “Growth of Los Angeles” from 1867 to 1923