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    Posted on Aug 23, 2013

    Silver Lake: Then Vs. Now

    What the Los Angeles hipster-happy neighborhood looked like in the '30s and '40s.

    1. A 1940 view of Berkeley Avenue and Silver Lake Blvd.

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    2. Another 1940 view of the same location, as seen on Silver Lake Blvd., with Berkeley on the right.

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    3. This 1938 view is pretty similar to today — this Schindler-designed complex still stands on Griffith Park Blvd.

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    Courtesy USC Digital Collection

    4. A 1928 shot of the Glendale-Fletcher intersection.

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    5. In 1932, a view of the bridge on Silver Lake Blvd., off of Sunset.

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    6. On Sunset, lookup up Micheltorena's hill.

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    7. Oh my goodness! In 1945, there was an amusement park called Lucas Kiddie Land located at 2521 Riverside Drive.

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    8. Looking southeast down Sunset Boulevard at Virgil in 1930.

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    9. A photograph from 1932 shows a gas station at the address 2861 Sunset Blvd. Now there is Tom's Burgers, which has since closed for business.

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    10. And of course, the Reservoir, 1941 vs. today.

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