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Vintage Hollywood Boulevard Photos

Vintage Hollywood Boulevard Photos

Originally, Hollywood Boulevard was known as Prospect Ave. and was the main street in the Cahuenga Valley.  Before the turn of the twentieth century, the Cahuenga Valley was comprised of farms, small ranches and residences.  In 1903, the residents of the Cahuenga Valley went to the polls and voted to incorporate their community, which they called Hollywood.  The name was first used by Daeida Wilcox who named here small farm Hollywood.  In 1910, seven years after Hollywood was incorporated, the citizens voted to annex their community to the City of Los Angeles.  Ever since then, Hollywood has been a district within the city of Los Angeles. At the same time, Prospect Avenue was renamed Hollywood Boulevard.  Until the film industry settled in Hollywood, in 1910, Hollywood Boulevard was a residential street. Beginning in about 1915, the street began to be converted to a commercial avenue. Today, there are virtually no single family residences on

Hollywood Blvd.


Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Blvd. photo

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