Figueroa And Temple, then and now. 1939 via Caltrans. Current image via Googlemaps.
Caltrans District 7 dug in the archives for this 16mm Kodachrome footage of Arroyo Seco Parkway. Some portions date back to 1939. The parkway was dedicated on December 30, 1940. "It was something previously unseen in the western United States – a lushly landscaped pleasure ride that was capable of handling speeds up to 45 miles per hour," wrote Caltrans in 2011, the 70th Anniversary of the corridor. In the clip, onward through the Figueroa Street Tunnels you shall go before the commute ends at Figueroa and Temple.