Corner of Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard (then named Oregon Avenue) in Santa Monica, circa 1900. Today the intersection is part of the popular Third Street Promenade retail district.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Corner of Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard (then named Oregon Avenue) in Santa Monica, circa 1900. Today the intersection is part of the popular Third Street Promenade retail district.

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

Santa Monica’s Third Street circa 1891. The view of the street, now a shopping- and dining-oriented pedestrian promenade, looks northwest from Broadway toward Wilshire Boulevard (then named Nevada Avenue).

Santa Monica’s Third Street circa 1891. The view of the street, now a shopping- and dining-oriented pedestrian promenade, looks northwest from Broadway toward Wilshire Boulevard (then named Nevada Avenue).