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Old Posted Jan 30, 2013, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
1947 map

Looking at this, I am amazed the freeway missed Chester Place (and St. James Park as well).

2011 map


It seems apocryphal to me, but in researching the area, I came across the theory that such was the clout of the former telephone operator who rose to become a countess--Estelle Doheny--that the path of the Harbor Freeway was made to curve on its way south to avoid Chester Place....

As for Cherry Street... couldn't help but notice its proximity to Wright Street, which we've visited before:
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