Alla lies at an elevation of 16 feet (5 m).
Alla is named after a turn-of-the-last century hunting lodge, Alla Gun Club, which organized duck hunts at what is now Ballona Wetland Ecological Reserve. The Alla station of the Pacific Electric route was named after the club’s old hunting grounds.
In 1902, Alla Station was described as being “two miles distant” from the new Playa Del Rey development; the coordinates of the station recorded in the GNIS ( ) place it on the north side of Culver Boulevard near what is now the Marina Freeway.
Circa 1929, The Pacific Electric Magazine reported an improvement would be made at “Culver Blvd. at Alla Station on the Inglewood Line [to] reconstruct and pave tracks across the street…at an estimated cost of $680.00. The work is necessary to conform with improvement of Culver Boulevard by the County of Los Angeles.
In 1937, the same magazine reported “The U.S. Government, in connection with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, is deepening, widening and improving Ballona Creek flood control channel which crosses our Del Rey Redondo line near Alla Station…Re-alignment of the railway, which requires a shorter crossing of the channel by a single-track bridge, has been worked out and is now under construction at an estimated gross cost of more than $42,000.00.”
In 1921 the Los Angeles Herald reported, “At Alla station, between Redondo and Playa del Rey, 25 Mexican families were reported marooned in a wash. Their little homes had been built on high piles and deep water was flowing through the wash.” The USGS-produced “Venice Quadrangle” topographical maps for both 1923 and 1930 show approximately 10 homes established along the tracks just to the southwest of Alla Junction.
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