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I found old maps of downtown that have court street running uninterrupted to city hall. (Hope I've added images properly)
Here's the eastern end of Court Street in 1921, which shows its route before the streets were realigned for City Hall. Although the portion above Broadway is labeled "Court St", that was actually where Court Flight was built to go up the steep incline to the houses above the Hill Street tunnel.


www.historicmapworks.com

BTW You seem to have used the thumbnail links to post your pictures, although the links at the bottom take me to the full-sized images. You'd probably be better off using postimage's "Hotlink for forums" code in future (and don't forget to credit your sources )
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Re "...between Court and First Street""... I would say it's likely--especially given the architecture--that this is a reference to a street between Court and Beverly Blvd, formerly W First. The house could have been moved from a nearby parallel street, or even from another lot on Westlake St itself.... Just a thought.
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202 N Westlake is currently between Court and West 1st...the latter now being Beverly Blvd. Don't know where the Bunker Hill idea comes from. Before the street and address changes after the annexations occuring around 1910, Westlake in this area was Quebec Street. There are various references to Thurmans on Quebec going back to 1904--including a Louis, who built 121 that year....

Thomas and Minnie Thurman, an African-American couple, were living across the street at 203 during the '20s, when, in May 1925, they built a new foundation for 202...can't tell from building permits where the house was coming from.



From the Times, June 8, 1903:

Thomas Thurman was born in Georgia in January of 1873. They appear in the 1900 census, living in Tennessee where his wife Minnie was born. Thomas was listed as a day laborer in a foundry at that time.

Louis Thurman was probably the father of Thomas. He was born in Georgia in 1841. He is living in Los Angeles by 1910. He is listed as living at 121 in the 1910 census, where he is noted to be 74 years old. Interestingly, Louis' wife was 39. Louis has an occupation as a Laborer at "anything". He died in Los Angeles in 1917 and is buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.

Also in the 1910 census, Thomas was listed as being a teamster for a "Garbage Wagon". Thomas is later, after about 1930, listed as being a blacksmith for the City of Los Angeles. Thomas and his wife Minnie had at least four children.

Both Minnie and Thomas appear in voter registrations in 1922 at 203 and then thereafter from 1928 onward at 202.

When Thomas registered for the Draft for WWI he was listed as being employed by the city garbage department. They lived at 203 when he filled out his draft card.

The family came from Georgia where both Thomas and his father were born. Thomas died in March of 1943 and is buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.

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This photograph is from a theatrical production in downtown Los Angeles in the late 1920s.

Unless I'm mistaken, the little touring cars traveled back and forth across the stage while the band performed.



written on the drum.... Hollywoodland Community Orchestra







here is the complete photo.



from Huntington Digital Library.
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1938 - Ford Lunch, "Popular Eating Place of Southern California." Euclid Ave and Holt, Ontario, San Bernardino (Roof tiles first suggested LA's China Town. )

https://www.insidetheie.com/fords-lunch-counter-ontario

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With the dawning of the automobile age, Ford Lunch established itself at the southeast corner of Holt Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, where by the 1920s it had become a favored midway stopping point for the movie stars and celebrities on their way to Palm Springs or Lake Arrowhead. In those days, it sat amongst a slew of Ontario enterprises along A Street, which was later named Holt Boulevard, serving travelers, including restaurants, motels, service stations, radiator shops and mechanics garages. Ford Lunch was also located within walking distance of the Ontario Hotpoint Works, where one of the earliest versions of the electric iron was produced. Ford lunch developed a degree of cachet with the residents of Ontario over the years, with its bright crystal chandelier attracting customers in the evening. One of its culinary features involved buttering the restaurant’s hamburger buns. It remained a fixture in Ontario into the late 1960s. http://sbcsentinel.com/2017/06/ford-lunch/


"Breakfast all day!"


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/32367






















https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ca/b2/d5/c...li-ontario.jpg



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Amazing color photograph of the Vanderbilt Apartments GW.

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The destruction of the Vanderbilt Apartments at 334 S. Figueroa (1959).



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After the dust settled . . . Notice power shovel behind the billboard. (Believed this was previously posted on NLA, but maybe not. )




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Bunkerhill HOTEL at 116-120 Hope Street in 1952.





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Bunkerhill Hotel, 116-120 Hope Street. undated.












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[QUOTE=Tourmaline;7955904]1938 - Ford Lunch, "Popular Eating Place of Southern California." Euclid Ave, Ontario, San Bernardino (Roof tiles first suggested LA's China Town. )

"Breakfast all day!"

What street was US 70 / US 99 in Ontario back in 1938.
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Signs sure look like 70 and 99.





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