Looking down Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, circa 1918.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Looking down Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, circa 1918.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

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.

Circa 1970s view, looking east, of Santa Monica Boulevard near Century City. The abandoned tracks of the Pacific Electric Railway run down the middle of the photo.

Circa 1970s view, looking east, of Santa Monica Boulevard near Century City. The abandoned tracks of the Pacific Electric Railway run down the middle of the photo.