1970 aerial view of downtown Los Angeles, showing the interchange of the Santa Monica and Harbor Freeways, the future site of the Los Angeles Convention Center and Farmers Field, and a mid-redevelopment Bunker Hill.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photograph Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1970 aerial view of downtown Los Angeles, showing the interchange of the Santa Monica and Harbor Freeways, the future site of the Los Angeles Convention Center and Farmers Field, and a mid-redevelopment Bunker Hill.

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

The Santa Monica (I-10) Freeway under construction near downtown Los Angeles in 1961.
Learn more about the freeway’s construction in L.A. as Subject’s guest post for KCET Departures, “Creating the Santa Monica Freeway, Building Walls Across Communities.”

The Santa Monica (I-10) Freeway under construction near downtown Los Angeles in 1961.

Learn more about the freeway’s construction in L.A. as Subject’s guest post for KCET Departures, “Creating the Santa Monica Freeway, Building Walls Across Communities.

Automobiles travel on the newly completed Venice Freeway, better known today as the Santa Monica Freeway, on this day in 1959.

Automobiles travel on the newly completed Venice Freeway, better known today as the Santa Monica Freeway, on this day in 1959.