Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Streetcars on Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles Transit Line Car number 1205 shown turning east from Larchmont Blvd to 3rd Street. Current view of the street inset.


Many thanks to local streetcar and railroad historian Ralph Cantos, with the Pacific Electric Historical Society, who shared these wonderful photos of Larchmont with us. We were inspired to take some current photos just to see what’s changed. Thanks to the architectural preservation ordinance in Windsor Square and thoughtful homeowners, the homes along the street remain very much the same size and scale, and many architectural details remain intact! We thought #TBT was a good day to share them.


Los Angeles Transit Line Car number 1205 shown turning east from Larchmont Blvd to 3rd Street. (photo from Ralph Cantos)


Larchmont and Third Street intersection present day.



Los Angeles Transit Line Car 3124 on Larchmont Bl,. at 3rd


Larchmont and Third Street showing the westside of the street where present days homes remain intact.


Here’s a photo of the President’s Commission Car (PCC) number 3071 on Larchmont just south of 2nd St. heading south bound coming up on 3rd. The photo was taken in 1949 (photo from Ralph Cantos)


LATL PCC #3038 ariving at Larchmont and Melrose in 1947. (photo from Ralph Cantos)


Larchmont and Melrose, present day.



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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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  1. These old photos are precious. We should make a concerted effort to preserve them. If you know someone whose family has lived in the neighborhood for generations, ask them to look for old photos that captured the way things were. It’s only going to get more difficult to locate such things as time passes.


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