Driving Survey--Route 6
Here's my jaunt down Route 6: Arcadia to the Auto Club on South Figueroa. Note that I had to alter the route since Figueroa is a one-way street north of Olympic. Also note that I made the trip on a Sunday afternoon rather than rush hour. Still, I beat the 1957 drive time of 47 minutes by 5 minutes. (Also note that I followed the posted speed limits at all times). I have to say, it's a nice, easy route until Chinatown, which is not my favorite place to drive. And I would never go through downtown L.A. on Broadway during rush hour.
Photographs by Larry Harnisch Los Angeles Times
Huntington Drive and Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, 4:30 p.m. (Yes, I know I'm heading the wrong way).
Huntington and Golden West Avenue, 4:30 p.m. Notice the wide center median in Arcadia.
San Marino. This used to be the right of way for streetcar tracks.
Huntington and Rosemead Boulevard, 4:31 p.m.
Huntington and San Gabriel Boulevard, 4:33 p.m.
Huntington and San Marino Avenue, 4:36 p.m.
Huntington and Oak Knoll Avenue, 4:39 p.m.
Huntington and Los Robles Avenue, 4:40 p.m.
Huntington and Marengo Avenue, 4:41 p.m.
Huntington and Fair Oaks Avenue, 4:42 p.m.
Huntington and Fremont Avenue, 4:43 p.m.
Huntington and Pueblo Avenue, 4:47 p.m.
Huntington and Monterey Road, 4:47 p.m. (I made such good time that I didn't even get a chance to take pictures).
Huntington and Mission Road, 4:50 p.m.
Huntington and North Broadway, 4:51 p.m.
Broadway and Johnston Street, 4:53 p.m.
Broadway and Avenue 22, 4:54 p.m.
Broadway and Interstate 5, 4:55 p.m. (Shout out to Kim and Richard at 1947project HQ!)
Broadway and North Spring Street, 4:55 p.m.
Broadway and Solano Avenue, 4:56 p.m. (Shout out to the cornfield!)
Broadway and Bernard Street, 4:57 p.m.
Broadway and Ord Street, 4:59 p.m. (Shout out to Philippe!)
Broadway and Arcadia Street, 4:59 p.m. (Shout out to the Hall of Justice! You knew there was once a huge tunnel here, right?)
Broadway and 1st Street, 5 p.m. (Shout out to The Times Building!)
Broadway and 2nd Street, 5:01 p.m.
Broadway and 3rd Street, 5:01 p.m. (Shout out to the Bradbury Building, the Million Dollar Theater and Grand Central Market!)
Broadway and 6th Street, 5:03 p.m. In the heart of downtown's theater district.
Broadway and 8th Street, 5:04 p.m. (Shout out to the Tower and Orpheum theaters!)
Broadway and Olympic Boulevard, 5:05 p.m. (10th Street was renamed Olympic for the 1932 Los Angeles Games. You knew that, right?)
Olympic and Hill Street, 5:05 p.m.
Olympic and Olive Street, 5:06 p.m.
Olympic and Grand Avenue, 5:06 p.m.
Olympic and Figueroa Street, 5:07 p.m. (Hey, there's a bus--shout out to mass transit!)
Figueroa and Pico Boulevard, 5:09 p.m.
Figueroa and Venice Boulevard, 5:09 p.m. (Shout out to the Santa Monica Freeway and Patriotic Hall!)
Figueroa and Washington Boulevard, 5:11 p.m.
Figueroa and Adams Boulevard, 5:12 p.m. (Hey, there's another bus. Shout out to mass transit!)
Total miles: 15.4; time: 42 minutes.