Bonsallo Avenue is a street in South Los Angeles that consists of two segments about four miles apart. The northern segment, located in historic West Adams, Los Angeles near downtown, is home to six Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments. The southern segment, near Slauson Avenue, is between Los Angeles' Mt Carmel and Hoover-Gage parks.
William H. Bonsall
The street is named for William Hartshorn Bonsall. At the time Bonsallo Avenue was developed in the early 1890s, Bonsall was a member of the Los Angeles City Council (President of the Council from 1893 to 1895) and lived less than a mile from the street's northern segment (near the corner of W Adams Blvd and Vermont Avenue).
- Telephone Interview with Samuel N. Bonsall (son) by Florence H. Goddard, The Los Angeles Public Library Local History Collection Biography, November 13, 1937
- Paul Gleye, et al., Discover North University Park: A walking tour presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy and the North University Park Community Association, 1981