Updated: Below. Today’s feature is a rare surviving Los Angeles, California postcard image which takes us to Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles to an area that was referred to as Belvedere, California, when this photo was taken in October of 1924. It appears that the view is to the Northwest on the Boulevard heading to Los Angeles.
Without doing extensive research to learn the exact location of this scene on the Boulevard, we have homed in on the Belvedere Gardens real estate office, located on the right-hand side of the thoroughfare in a light-colored building that is the third structure seen in the view. There is a possibility that this building housed the Belvedere Gardens Real Estate Co. apparently operated by N.C. Williams, and listed in the February 4, 1922, “California Real Estate Directory – Bulletin.”
If the information above is correct, this Google Map of East Los Angeles shows that the center of the Belvedere Garden neighborhood is a few blocks north of Whitter Boulevard, and east of South Arizona Ave. between Eagle Street and East Sixth Street in East Los Angeles.
Update: Our eagle-eyed readers identified the first car parked at the curb in the left-hand foreground as being a Moon touring car with a “California Top.”
Tell us what you find of interest in this photo courtesy of the Michael J. Semas Collection.