Tires piled high at 16th & Vermont in Los Angeles in 1933. (Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

Tires piled high at 16th & Vermont in Los Angeles in 1933. (Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

Intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Vermont Ave., circa 1936

Intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Vermont Ave., circa 1936

1922 view of a Kodak Finishing shop on Vermont Ave. north of Jefferson Blvd. from the USC Digital Library’s Automobile Club of Southern California Collection

1922 view of a Kodak Finishing shop on Vermont Ave. north of Jefferson Blvd. from the USC Digital Library’s Automobile Club of Southern California Collection