These videos were recently posted on YouTube by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, but we found them via LA Eastside. There are five videos and they each discuss the history and the individuals behind Los Angeles’ street names. Most of the videos discuss the streets that made up the the city of Los Angeles in her earliest incarnation. These include the streets surrounding El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Chinatown and Downtown. Videos number four and six talk a bit about the history of some Echo Park street names. Check ’em out!
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