Historic Street Name

Previous Street Name: Negro Alley (Calle de los Negros)

‘Current/Next’ Street Name: Los Angeles St (as of 1921, now under the 101)

Earliest Date for ‘Previous’ Name: 1871

Latest Date for ‘Previous’ Name:   1921

Entry covers from cross street to cross street or similar: Arcadia St to Ferguson Alley (just south of the Plaza)

Approximate Number of Blocks: 1

Length of segment: 0.074 miles

Map(s) used to confirm street name changes:

Reference 1: Morse*

Reference 2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_massacre_of_1871

Reference 3: 1894 Sanborn as "Nigger Al". 1908 Wood seems to have a street parallel to Los Angeles Street named "Nigger Alley". Nothing there on 1908 Hamlin. 1921 Baist as Los Angeles St (Negro Alley) and has parallel street like 1908 Wood

Notes: was in the Violé map index but not drawn on the map itself. According to Robert S. Greenwood’s book, Down by the Station, the name had been changed to Los Angeles St. in 1877. [For more, ask Brent C. Dickerson, who knows more about Negro Alley than, I suppose, anybody else in the world.]

Extent as JSON: [lng lat] {"type":"LineString","coordinates":[[-118.23916730470957,34.05465055424993],[-118.23847529478373,34.05554832654276]]}

Updated: January 29, 2018 19:49

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