The Pacific Electric Subway Terminal

pacific_electric_subway_terminal_los_angeles_1926As of 1926 Los Angeles could boast one more thing it had that New York had: a subway. Sure, it was only about a mile long, but it was a subway. It started from 417 S. Hill St.- far below the Pacific Electric Railway’s 12-story terminal designed by Schulte & Weaver, architects of the Biltmore Hotel. Continue reading

The Long Beach Pike

The_pike_long_beachThe Pike was an amusement zone that ran parallel to the Long Beach shoreline between the municipal pier at Pine Ave. to the east and Chestnut Place to the west. Silver Spray Pier, with its Jack Rabbit Racer roller coaster, extended out over the waves at the west end of The Pike. Continue reading