Slauson Avenue

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Slauson Ave & Slauson/I-110 Metro Silver Line Station.

Slauson Avenue is a major east–west thoroughfare for southern part of Los Angeles County, California. It was named for the land developer and Los Angeles Board of Education member J. S. Slauson. It passes through Culver City, Ladera Heights, View Park-Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, City of Inglewood, South Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Maywood, Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, and Santa Fe Springs. It starts at Jefferson Boulevard near the Fox Hills Mall in Culver City and ends at Santa Fe Springs Road, where it becomes Mulberry Drive.

Transit[edit]

Metro Rail[edit]

There are two major transit stations (one light rail and one bus rapid transit) on Slauson Avenue. They include the Slauson Station of the Metro Blue Line

Metro Bus[edit]

Slauson/I-110 Station of the Metro Silver Line. Both stations are elevated above ground. Metro Local lines: 108 and 358 operate on Slauson Avenue.

The eastern terminus of the State Route 90, the Marina Freeway, is at Slauson Avenue. In Downtown Los Angeles, the street is south of Washington Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, but north of Gage Avenue and Florence Avenue.

Landmarks[edit]

Slauson Avenue is also famous for a former Bethlehem Steel mill located on the 3300 block. At one time Slauson Avenue was a center for urban heavy industry in Los Angeles; the ATSF Harbor Subdivision trolley car once ran along Slauson Avenue. It is also known for the Simply Wholesome Vegetarian restaurant and Health food store, as well as the historic Jet Inn motor hotel.[1]


Revitilization[edit]

Portions of Slauson Avenue have been revitilized with a new tree-lined barrier, new LED street and traffic lights and metro local bus benches. The project was officially completed on May 2017. [2]

In popular culture[edit]

The Tonight Show[edit]

The avenue became well-known to non-Angelenos around the U.S. because of Johnny Carson's running joke about the "Slauson Cutoff" during his "Tea-Time Movie" sketches on The Tonight Show.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jet Inn". priceline.com. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Slauson Revitilization Project". www.dpw.lacounty.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-28.