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Hollywood Blvd.

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Prospect Ave.

One of the most well know streets, in the country, is Hollywood Boulevard.  Originally, it was know as Prospect Avenue and the area, now known as Hollywood, was commonly referred to as the Cahuenga Valley.  The area consisted of small farms of citrus and other fruit groves along with quiet streets of single family residents. Shortly after the turn of the twentieth century, there were two growing business centers. The oldest was near the intersection of Prospect Ave. and Wilcox Ave. and was promoted by Daeida Wilcox Beveridge. The other burgeoning

business center was near the intersection of Prospect Ave. and Highland Ave.

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Hollywood Blvd.

In November, 1903, the residents of the Cahuenga Valley voted to incorporate the area with the name of Hollywood.  Seven years later the citizens of Hollywood elected to annex their small city in the city of Los Angeles.  The last act of the Board of Trustees was to change the name of Prospect Ave. to Hollywood Blvd.

During the 1920s,’30s and ‘40s, Hollywood Blvd was one of the most fashionable shopping streets in the country. 

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Hollywood Hotel

The famous Hollywood Hotel was located at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland, and today it is an enormous shopping center known as Hollywood and Highland. Today, Hollywood Blvd. is lined with many small tourist attracting type shops

 

Hollywood Blvd. Photos

The largest collection of Hollywood Blvd. photos is on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.

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