Nathan Marsak

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  1. jss1954
    January 11, 2009 @ 2:26 am

    Thank you for a great post! About 6-7 years ago, I was browsing the panoramic maps in the LOC when I came across the Worthington Gates 1909 map of Los Angeles. I was instantly captivated by it. Here was a Los Angeles that was completely unrecognizable to me. It was a fascinating discovery! I look back now, and chancing upon that 1909 map was definitely the genesis of my present obsession with pre-WWII Los Angeles.
    Although the Worthington Gates is a nicer-looking map, I personally favor the Birdseye View, primarily because of its more accurate depiction of the 1909 "Million Dollar Post Office" (another little obsession of mine). It’s a shame that it wasn’t built up on Bunker Hill, because I’m really curious what you’d write about it!


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