Historic Street Name

Previous Street Name: Wilmington

‘Current/Next’ Street Name: Between 1894 and 1902, the stretch of Wilmington between 1st and Commercial became San Pedro. Although still not connecting to section south as it does today. San Pedro from the south continued straight into one block of Wilmington at 2nd. Wilmington only went between 2nd and the intersection of 1st and Los Angeles (five-way intersection). Actually it only shows this way on the 1908 map, so maybe this stretch was always San Pedro and it's an error on the 1908 map. At the moment I'm wondering if both the 1902 and 1908 maps are wrong. Maybe only the section between 1st and Commercial was Wilmington and at some point after 1908 San Pedro was realigned and connected to what had been Wilmington. This eliminated a diagonal for one block and kept San Pedro parallel to Los Angeles for four or five more blocks (connected at about Temple instead of at 1st).

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Updated: May 27, 2017 08:51

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