Originally Posted by belmont bob
I think you are spot-on with that. Yes Glendale Blvd. used to be called Lake Shore until the connection up through Edendale was made. This is right accross 1st. St. from the old subway entry. The Vista Hermosa Park is just down the street which came out of the Belmont Learning Center mess.
The new Vista Hermosa Park borders on Toluca, placing it directly across that street from the site of the vanished Second Street Park. Pretty neat really. It's like someone just turned the page. I don't remember the old park being discussed when the new park was planned and opened. The neighborhood was very patient to wait 100 years to get their park back.
Vista Hermosa Park, directly to the east of the site of Second Street Park. After Second Street Park reverted to real estate, Douglas was extended through the site from the north (apparently losing an "s" in the process):
Second Street Park, shown in 1897 as an empty trapezoid bounded by Lake Shore (Glendale), Colton, 1st and Toluca (below):