Highland Park, circa 1894-96. The tracks of the Santa Fe Railway — now the Metro Gold Line right-of-way — curve away from the viewer toward the northeast. In the center of the photo, a streetcar travels down Pasadena Avenue, since renamed Figueroa Street.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Highland Park, circa 1894-96. The tracks of the Santa Fe Railway — now the Metro Gold Line right-of-way — curve away from the viewer toward the northeast. In the center of the photo, a streetcar travels down Pasadena Avenue, since renamed Figueroa Street.

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

Intersection of Figueroa and Adams, looking north circa 1924. In the center of the intersection is an “American Bobby,” an experimental traffic control device installed by the Auto Club of Southern California.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library

Intersection of Figueroa and Adams, looking north circa 1924. In the center of the intersection is an “American Bobby,” an experimental traffic control device installed by the Auto Club of Southern California.

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