Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway - Route 110

National Scenic BywayCalifornia

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  • Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

    A leafy front desk guarded by a lifelike cougar establishes the atmosphere at the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center.

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  • Inside the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

    The Grassy Hollow visitor center displays an array interactive and tactile exhibits.

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  • Figueroa Tunnels and Los Angeles Skyline on the Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway

    This view from atop Elysian Park showcases Figueroa Tunnels and a view of the Los Angeles skyline.

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  • Southwest Museum from Sycamore-Grove Park

    Constructed in 1911, the Southwest Museum is the oldest museum in Los Angeles, and houses an internationally significant collection of Native American artifacts collected by Charles Lummis during his lifelong travels in the Southwest.

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  • Flowers in Via Marisol Park along Arroyo Seco Parkway

    Via Marisol Park adjacent to Arroyo Seco Parkway. Note the historic wooden guardrail.

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  • Flowers on Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway

    Built by the City of Los Angeles, the Avenue 26 Bridge at Cypress Park predates the Arroyo Seco Parkway, but was widened to accommodate the Parkway and the flood control channel in 1938.

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  • "The Cut" Opening Day, 1940

    The Arroyo Seco Parkway "Cut" due to its original lush landscape was referred to as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. This shot also showcases the two-toned paving, concrete and asphalt, that distinguishes the Parkway even today.

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  • 1940 Aerial View of Parkway

    1940 view of recently opened Arroyo Seco Parkway featuring Avenue 64 and York Street bridges with a view to the San Gabriel mountains.

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  • Construction of Via Marisol Ramps

    Circa 1938 shot of Via Marisol ramps under construction. The Parkway's use of grade-separated intersections was the first of its kind in the American west.

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  • Avenue 60 Ramps on The Arroyo Seco Parkway

    This detail shot shows the innovative and interesting engineering design accommodating parkland and flood control channel.

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  • Arroyo Drive Above Parkway

    Typical of the streets and drives of the Arroyo Seco corridor, Arroyo Drive is lined with native California Oaks and distinguished Craftsman-style bungalows that housed the artists and intellectuals who created the Arroyo Culture.

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  • York Street Bridge

    Constructed in 1906, the York Street bridge predates the Parkway and provides some of its most memorable views. This shot shows the flood control channel constructed in 1940.

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  • Typical Parkland along Arroyo Seco

    Typical of the chain of small to medium city parks along the Arroyo Seco Parkway and channel.

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  • Los Angeles-Pasadena Railroad Bridge

    In 1876, the Los Angeles-Pasadena Railroad connected both cities with a steam rail line.

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  • Laguna Avenue Bridge

    This open spandral arch concrete bridge is typical of the romatic Beaux Arts inspired bridges that grace the Arroyo.

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  • Detail, Oaklawn Railroad Waiting Shelter

    The Oaklawn Railroad waiting shelter was designed by the noted Craftsman architectural firm of Greene and Greene.

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  • Gamble House, Pasadena

    Internationally famed icon of the California Craftsman design and pinnacle of the Arroyo style, the Gamble House has been refered to as the "ultimate bungalow."

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  • Figueroa Street Tunnels, 1931-1935

    A series of tunnels through Elysian Park are the gateway to the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

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  • Arroyo Seco Parkway with Historic Railroad Bridge

    This typical view of parkway shows 6 lanes, curving alignment, native sycamore trees and LA-Pasadena historic railroad bridge in background.

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  • A Discussion at the Huntington

    A man and woman discuss works of art at the Huntington Art Gallery.

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  • Presenting  Designation Plaque to Arroyo Seco Parkway Scenic Byway

    California's Arroyo Seco Parkway Scenic Byway receives their designation plaque at the Designation 2002 event at Union Station in Washington DC.

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  • Lummis House and Gardens

    The old, castle-like home of Charles Lummis provides a peaceful retreat within the vibrant green sanctuary of the home's grounds.

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  • Huntington Botanical Gardens

    A wooden bridge arches over a mossy pond at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

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  • Palms Depot at Heritage Square

    A historic car sits in front of the restored Palms-Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, with palm trees and blue sky overhead.

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