Vintage Photo: Melrose at Western circa 1910

Melrose and Western 1910

Tree-lined Melrose Avenue as seen near Western Avenue circa 1910. Wow – what a difference to today.

Trees were planted in the early 1880’s and felled on the right side in 1922 and on the left side in 1923. In this photo you can see street curbs were already installed, and a house is tucked in on the left. According to the Water and Power.org, where we found this photo, Melrose was a favorite street for horse and buggy rides on Sundays.

Melrose Avenue was named by ranch owner E. A. McCarthy in 1887 after his hometown of Melrose, Massachusetts. The McCarthy Ranch occupied most of the area bounded by Western to Wilton, and Melrose to Santa Monica Blvd.

Melrose Ave and Western Ave - then and now
Melrose at Western, circa 2014 with credit to Google Maps.
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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended family...at one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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