Highland Avenue (Los Angeles)
|Queen and Washingtonia Robusta Palm Trees and Median Strip|
|Location||Highland Ave between Wilshire Blvd and Melrose Ave|
Highland Avenue is a major north/south road that runs from Cahuenga Boulevard & the U.S. Route 101 in Hollywood, Los Angeles from the north end to Olympic Boulevard in Mid-City Los Angeles on the south end. (However, it is not a major thoroughfare in its southernmost portion ; it is a small residential street from Olympic Boulevard to Adams Boulevard. For through access, Highland swerves west into Edgewood Place which accesses La Brea Avenue)
At the northern end of Highland is the Hollywood Bowl, a major amphitheater and Los Angeles landmark. Slightly further south is the famous intersection of Hollywood and Highland, now the site of a large shopping center, the Kodak Theater (since 2002 the site of Academy Awards presentations), and the Metro station for the Red Line. Near Beverly Boulevard, Highland passes adjacent to the Wilshire Country Club. Hollywood High School, the alma mater for many celebrities, is located on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Highland. Metro Local line 156 runs through Highland Avenue.
For most of its length Highland is four lanes wide, but narrows to two lanes south of Wilshire Boulevard.
The median strip between Wilshire Boulevard and Melrose Avenue and its palm trees were designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1972. The Queen and Washingtonia robusta palms were planted in 1928.
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- Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
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