Los Angeles Avenues

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Coordinates: 34°05′N 118°12′W / 34.083°N 118.200°W / 34.083; -118.200The Los Angeles Avenues refer to a series of 50[1] numbered streets in Los Angeles, California in the Northeast and Eastside regions.[2] They are all designated with the word "Avenue" followed by a number such as "Avenue 64." The Avenues are located in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, Montecito Heights, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington and Eagle Rock. They are not related to 2nd through 13th Avenues west of Arlington Street in Jefferson Park.

The Avenues street gang derives their name from these avenues.[3]

Geography[edit]

The avenue numbers generally reflect the Los Angeles street grid beginning with Avenue 16 at the 1600 block north of 1st Street in Downtown through Avenue 67 at the 6700 block in Highland Park.[4] North of the Los Angeles River Pasadena Avenue and Figueroa Street assume the role of Main Street and divide house numbers on streets running east and west. House numbers originate at 100 and increase east or west from that dividing point. For example, 1100 West Avenue 26 is 11 blocks west of Pasadena.

In many places the Avenues do not reflect the grid or the Los Angeles' numbering and naming convention.[5] For example:

  • Pasadena Avenue is the east-west dividing street from Avenue 16 though Avenue 38 but Avenues 16 through 25 defy the naming convention and are prefixed "North" for west of Pasadena and "South" for east of Pasadena.
  • At Avenue 39 Figueroa Street takes over as the divide and, through Avenue 45, Avenues are prefixed "East"-"West" according to convention but Avenues 49 through 61 revert to the non-conventional "North"-"South" prefixes again.
  • Finally the dividing line turns 90 degrees to the right onto York Boulevard dividing Avenues 62 through 67 which run due north and south, perpendicular to the lower numbered Avenues to the south.
  • Avenues 44 and 45 are actually labeled both North and West in different sections
  • In Eagle Rock and Highland Park Avenues 45 through 61 turn due North as they proceed west of the dividing line crossing York Boulevard which runs east and west. They effectively turn the Los Angeles street grid 90 degrees to the east. In many places the grid collides with itself with two intersecting streets bearing the same block number.

Avenues[edit]

Avenue Range Original Name(s) Range of Original Segment(s) Date Changed Notes
Avenue 20 [6] North Main St (599E) - Pasadena Av (101E) Walnut St Feb 26 1897
Avenue 25 [7] Pasadena Av (100W) - Humboldt (299W) Hamilton Pl Feb 26 1897
Avenue 26 [8] Griffin Av (399E) - St Fernando Rd (699W) Hoff St (to Ave 27)

Avenue 27

Well St

Griffin (399E) - Pasadena Av (100E)

Griffin (399E) - Pasadena Av (100E)

Pasadena Av (100W) - St Fernando Rd (699W)

Feb 26 1897

Apr 22 1901

Feb 26 1897

Lincoln/Cypress Metro (Gold Line)
Avenue 27 [9] E of Barranca St (130W) - Barranca St (199W)

Idell St (600W) - Pepper Av (899W)

Tract #9364

Rio Vista Terrace

1906

1926

Avenue 43 [10] E of Berenice Pl (799E) - W of Figueroa St (199W)

El Paso Dr (1400W) - W of El Paso Dr (1409W)

E of Toland Way (1469W) - Toland Way (1499W)

Eagle Rock Bl (3800W) - York Hill Pl (4215W)

(new)

C St

Anita Tr

(new)

Winifred Way

E of Berenice Pl (799E) - Carlota Bl (199E)

Carlota Bl (200E) - Figueroa St (100E)

Figueroa St (100W) - W of Figueroa St (199W)

Eagle Rock Bl (3800W) - York Bl (3899W)

York Bl (3900W) - York Hill Pl (4125W)

1906

Feb 26 1897

Feb 26 1897

Jan 9 1925

Apr 17 1924

Lummis House, Montecito Heights
Avenue 46
Avenue 57 [11] Carlota Bl (412E) - Highgate Av (1599W) Avenue 58

Walnut St

Ash St

Ash St

Ash St

Ash St

Hill Addition

Carlota (412E) - Figueroa (100E)

Figueroa (100W) - Aldama (499W)

Aldama (500W) - Fayette (899W)

Fayette (900W) - Meridian (999W)

Meridian (1000W) - Rangeview (1199W)

Rangeview (1200W) - Eaton (1325W)

Eaton (1326W) - Highgate (1599W)

Jan 10, 1900

Feb 26, 1897

Jun 2, 1908

May 6, 1912

Apr 7, 1920

Nov 4, 1920

Sep 10, 1920

Highland Park (Gold Line)
Avenue 58 [12] Carlota Bl (200E) - N of Carlota Bl (291E)

Benner St (250E) - N of Benner St(200E)

S of Figueroa (153E) - Figueroa (100E)

Figueroa (100W) - Monte Vista (299W)

Morton

Valley

Griffith Tract

Laurel

Sep 10 1912

Sep 10 1912

1902

Jan 10 1910

Avenue 67 [13] Elgin St (500W) - Ferrara St (599W)

Hough St (800W) - Comet St (999W)

S of Gold Pl (1000W) - N of Gold Pl (1099W)

Birdwood Tr

Tract #15615

Parque Tract

1921

1923

1925

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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