Grand Avenue (Los Angeles)

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Disney Concert Hall and the Los Angeles Music Center are located on South Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue is a major north-south thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, a $3 billion Grand Avenue Project was proposed to revive Downtown Los Angeles.[1][2]

History[edit]

Originally called Charity Street (or Calle de la Caridad in Spanish), it is located just east of Hope Street, but contrary to myth, there was never a corresponding Faith Street, representing the trinity of virtue, "Faith, Hope and Charity." Olive Street (or Calle de Aceituna in Spanish) is situated to the east of Grand Street instead. Charity Street was renamed Grand by the Los Angeles City Council on February 15, 1887.[3]

The Grand Avenue Project is a project currently under development with Grand Park, connecting the Music Center and City Hall, having opened in 2012. The Broad Museum and an apartment tower are under construction which will be linked by a public outdoor plaza.[4]

Education[edit]

A number of schools are located on Grand Avenue, including the Colburn School and the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Los Angeles Trade–Technical College and FIDM's Los Angeles campus are also located on this street.

  • Metropolitan Junior College
  • Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School

Transportation[edit]

Transportation is provided by the County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) lines, which include Lines 37, 55, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 96, 355, 378, 442, 487, 489, 770,[5] as well as a Blue Line station at its intersection with Washington Boulevard.

Notable landmarks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cara Mia DiMassa , Grand Avenue delay is OKd, Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2008
  2. ^ Ryan Vaillancourt, Grand Avenue Project to Be Scaled Down, Los Angeles Downtown News, February 9, 2011
  3. ^ Fuentes, Ed; Eric Richardson (16 October 2008). "Old Maps and the Question of Faith". Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 Jun 2012. While Charity street is certainly part of the historical record -- City Council officially renamed it on February 15, 1887 -- Faith street may just be a piece of storytelling legend. 
  4. ^ Vincent, Roger (13 February 2014) "With sale of Two California Plaza, Bunker Hill is poised for comeback" Los Angeles Times
  5. ^ System Map - Downtown Detail, Metro, 2011
  6. ^ Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Los Angeles County Superior Court, 2011
  7. ^ Wells Fargo History Museums, Wells Fargo History, 2011


Coordinates: 34°3′19″N 118°14′56″W / 34.05528°N 118.24889°W / 34.05528; -118.24889