Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, circa 1900. Then named Eastlake Park, the fifty-acre site occupied the former bed of the Arroyo de las Pasas. More on the park’s early history in L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.
(Photo part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library)

Lincoln Park in Los Angeles, circa 1900. Then named Eastlake Park, the fifty-acre site occupied the former bed of the Arroyo de las Pasas. More on the park’s early history in L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.

(Photo part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library)

Today is National Bike to Work Day. Here, Los Angeles Police Department officers ride their bicycles down Broadway in May 1904.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Today is National Bike to Work Day. Here, Los Angeles Police Department officers ride their bicycles down Broadway in May 1904.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Northeast corner of Fifth and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1905. 
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Northeast corner of Fifth and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1905. 

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Where did all of L.A.’s wildflowers go? The Altadena poppy field shown here in 1907 is now a suburban neighborhood.
(Part of the TICOR/Pierce Collection in the USC Digital Library)

Where did all of L.A.’s wildflowers go? The Altadena poppy field shown here in 1907 is now a suburban neighborhood.

(Part of the TICOR/Pierce Collection in the USC Digital Library)

Circa 1908 view of 8th and Hope in downtown L.A., showing the Abbotsford Inn at the intersection’s southwest corner. Constructed between 1885 and 1888 as a boarding school, the building became a hotel in 1893. It was torn down in 1921 and replaced by the First Methodist Church.
The Urban Diachrony recently compared this image with a present-day view of the intersection, where a mixed-use apartment building is rising from the same site.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1908 view of 8th and Hope in downtown L.A., showing the Abbotsford Inn at the intersection’s southwest corner. Constructed between 1885 and 1888 as a boarding school, the building became a hotel in 1893. It was torn down in 1921 and replaced by the First Methodist Church.

The Urban Diachrony recently compared this image with a present-day view of the intersection, where a mixed-use apartment building is rising from the same site.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.