Today’s feature image takes us to Los Angeles, California for a view of a massive traffic jam on Wilshire Boulevard. The gridlock started on Sunday, April 13, 1941, when the annual “Miracle Mile” Wilshire Boulevard Easter Parade began. The Gaylord Hotel and Apartments building on the right-hand side of the view is housed in a thirteen story building that first opened in 1924 when rooms could be purchased in the building starting out at $7850 fully furnished. The Gaylord has survived and can be seen in this recent street view of the scene.
There is a wide variety of automobiles in the view that range from about 1933 to the latest, a 1941 Cadillac on the far right with a rare 1937 Willys waiting in line just in front of it. Tell us what you find of interest in the photograph.
Learn more about the thoroughfare and view other images at an earlier article The Miracle Mile – Wilshire Boulevard Comes Alive in Los Angeles. The photo was found via Water and Power Associates.