Today it’s home to the futuristic Westin Bonaventure Hotel, but here’s how the northwest corner of Flower and Fifth streets looked in 1927.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Today it’s home to the futuristic Westin Bonaventure Hotel, but here’s how the northwest corner of Flower and Fifth streets looked in 1927.

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

Halloween in the Jazz Age - A Southern California Halloween Party, 1928. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Halloween in the Jazz Age - A Southern California Halloween Party, 1928. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A map of Echo Park and the surrounding neighborhood from Baist’s 1921 real estate atlas.
Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A map of Echo Park and the surrounding neighborhood from Baist’s 1921 real estate atlas.

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Pacific Electric trolleys once ran down the median of Venice Blvd, seen here at its intersection with 5th Ave in 1929.
Photo part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Pacific Electric trolleys once ran down the median of Venice Blvd, seen here at its intersection with 5th Ave in 1929.

Photo part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A Hollinger hardware store in Southern California, 1925.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A Hollinger hardware store in Southern California, 1925.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.