The Trolley Took Us There 07.23.10
One of my favorite photos among the Los Angeles Metro Transportation Library and Archive’s collection is this very fashionable photo from the late 1930′s taken on the corner of Huntington Drive and Monterey Road in the Rose Hill / El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The picture was a publicity photo for the Pacific Electric Railway (The Big Red Cars) touting their bus and streetcar lines. In the background is one of their many “Motorized Coaches” (AKA Bus) and the Watts Line coming down Huntington from Glendora. Huntington Drive no longer carries the Red Car but thousands of personal red, black, white, silver, blue, gold, cars everyday as a freeway alternative between downtown and the Foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley. Such is the fashion for today. Such was more fashionable back in the day.