Saturday, October 24, 2009

Down Town, LA _Project 09 #17 Research

I came across these photos of Los Angles as I was doing so research for my Down Town LA project. It amazes me how much thing can change in such a short time. At one point down town LA was the spot to be. Now people’s first impression of it is a city over run with home less people and drugs. I don’t see it that way at all. This is one of the inspirational places I have ever lived. The building I live in was built in 1908 and all the sounding buildings came along not long after. The people here are not like typical LA people they are real. There is an amazing energy here the compelled me to do this project.

PACIFIC ELECTRIC SUBWAY CARS
This my building

BROADWAY AND 6TH

LOS ANGELES BEFORE 1900

GLENDALE 1900

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY 1900

GLENDALE 1900

ALAMEDA STREET FLOOD 1900



BELLEVUE TERRACE HOTEL, 6TH AND FIGUEROA, 1900


GARFIELD AND SLAUSON 1941 (LOOK AT ALL THAT OPEN SPACE!)
CHAVEZ RAVINE 1950
FORCED EVICTION OF CHAVEZ RAVINE 1959 (FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF DODGER STADIUM)
HILL AND 3RD 1928
UNION BANK
BROADWAY AND 6TH


6TH STREET BRIDGE
7TH AND BROADWAY

COURTHOUSE AND HALL OF RECORDS

FLOODED STREET INTERSECTION, 6TH AND MARIPOSA 1920
LOS FELIZ BLVD IN ATWATER VILLAGE 1920
VENTURA BLVD IN SHERMAN OAKS 1910-1920
RESEDA BLVD. FROM DEVONSHIRE

PACIFIC ELECTRIC SUBWAY CARS
DODGER STADIUM CONSTRUCTION 1961

5 comments:

Edgar said...

Great pics Ian.. Edgar at PE parking..

Aimee said...

Wow, this is amazing to see. I recently took a trip to LA for the first time, and walking around downtown was one of my favorite parts. I was so impressed by the beauty of all the buildings.

Crystal.S said...

Wow, such a transformation!

Rosio said...

The Hill & 3rd is actually from 1970. It's so weird I sent this same pictures on email to Kandee on Friday. I love these images. By the way your are a great artist.

ian ruhter photography said...

Rosio,
Thanks for the Images via kandee. Those are amazing were did you find them? Kandee opened that email right in front of me I had her sent them to me. Thanks foe the nice comment too.