Southern CA Road Building History

View along the Arroyo Seco Parkway, State Route 205, Los Angeles County, 1941

The Automobile Club of Southern California Collection provides documentation on the region’s transportation history, especially Los Angeles from 1892 to 1963, from the Auto Club’s Corporate Archives. The Collection includes: a selection of 98 historic strip maps, illustrating the development of major Southern California routes; 498 photographs from the general photograph collection, depicting buildings, businesses, streets, and points of interest; and 650 photographs from engineering notebooks along with searchable transcriptions of the engineers’ notes documenting the conditions of streets, highways, bridges, railroads, etc.

~Thanks to Asha W. Agrawal for this post

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