Washington Boulevard (Los Angeles)
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Washington Boulevard Los Angeles

Washington Boulevard is an east-west arterial road in Los Angeles County, California spanning a total of (27.4 miles - 44 km). It starts by the Pacific Ocean just west of Pacific Avenue in Marina del Rey, and ends far to the east in the city of Whittier, on Whittier Boulevard. It is south of Venice Boulevard for most of its length. At Wade Street, Washington Place is formed adjacent and parallel and lasts until just east of Sepulveda Boulevard, where it merges back into Washington Boulevard. Washington merges into Culver Boulevard briefly, but forms back into its own street at Canfield Avenue.

Washington Boulevard, which is four lanes, primarily passes through locations in the mid southern portion of Los Angeles County. The communities to the west include affluent areas such as Marina del Rey and Ladera Heights. Further east it passes between Crestview and Culver City and through Mid City, Arlington Heights, Pico Union, City of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Los Nietos and Whittier. Washington Boulevard is the dividing line between the neighborhood Venice in Los Angeles and Marina del Rey.

West Adams Preparatory High School is located on Vermont Avenue and Washington Blvd.

History

In 1905, when the road was known as Washington Street, it boasted the headquarters of the local horse driving club, for a mile west of Western Avenue. "The road is not of the best," reported the Los Angeles Times, "and automobiles are usurping it . . . but it is the nearest approach to a speedway the reinsmen have, and they therefore make the most of it." Mayor Owen McAleer "has set aside that stretch of the highway to those drivers who delight in vying with each other off the racetrack, and policemen have been given to understand that some latitude is to be allowed horsemen there."[1]

Transportation

Washington Boulevard provides bus service between Venice Beach and West LA Transit Center by Culver City Transit line 1, between West LA Transit Center and Downtown by Metro Local line 35, and east of Downtown by Montebello Transit line 50. A portion of the Metro Blue line runs along Washington Boulevard (serving the Grand/LATTC, San Pedro and Washington stations), from Flower Street to Long Beach Avenue, while the Metro Expo Line serves a rail station near the intersection with National Boulevard.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Los Angeles County. There are no postmiles because the street is maintained by local jurisdictions and not Caltrans.

Location Road Notes
Los Angeles Pacific Avenue Western terminus of Washington Boulevard
(Lincoln Boulevard) - Santa Monica, Long Beach Also known as Pacific Coast Highway
Culver City Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver Boulevard Overlap with Culver Boulevard for 0.25 mile
La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles Fairfax Avenue
(Santa Monica Freeway) - Santa Monica, San Bernardino
La Brea Avenue
Crenshaw Boulevard
Arlington Avenue
Western Avenue
Normandie Avenue
Vermont Avenue
Figueroa Street
San Pedro Street
Central Avenue
Alameda Street
Santa Fe Avenue
Soto Street
Commerce (Long Beach Freeway) - Long Beach, Valley Boulevard
Atlantic Boulevard/Avenue
Eastern Avenue
(Santa Ana Freeway) - Los Angeles, Santa Ana Northbound entrance and exit via Telegraph Road
Telegraph Road
Garfield Avenue
Montebello Greenwood Avenue
Pico Rivera Paramount Boulevard
(Rosemead Boulevard) - Long Beach, Pasadena
West Whittier (San Gabriel River Freeway) - Seal Beach, Duarte No control cities listed on I-605; Northbound entrance and exit via Pioneer Boulevard
Pioneer Boulevard
Santa Fe Springs - West Whittier line Norwalk Boulevard
Whittier Lambert Road Western terminus of Lambert Road; to Chino Hills, California
Pickering Avenue, Santa Fe Springs Road, (Whittier Boulevard) - La Habra, Pico Rivera Eastern terminus of Washington Boulevard

Notable landmarks

Ray Charles Square, Los Angeles

References

  1. ^ "Fast Horses His Delight," Los Angeles Times, October 1, 1905, page III-1
  2. ^ "Restaurants". Black Enterprise Magazine. 1974.
  3. ^ Campus Map

External links


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