Top: Looking west down the 8300 block of Sunset Boulevard on the Strip in the late 1930s; bottom: the same view in 2014
Both these photos were taken around Sweetzer Avenue and Sunset on the Strip looking west map]. The Art Deco tower to the left in both shots is the Sunset Tower, which was completed in 1931.
Top: Looking south at the Trocadero at 8610 Sunset Blvd. from Sunset Plaza drive, in a photo taken after 1944; bottom: a newly built row of Sunset Plaza shops that occupies the same lot today
Here’s another angle showing the Trocadero looking east:
The 9100 block of Sunset Blvd. looking west into Beverly Hills
The top photo was probably taken in the early 1930s. The building on the left with the pan tile roof would later house the Cock ‘N Bull Restaurant, at 9170 Sunset Blvd. Hornburg Jaguar at 9176 Sunset Blvd. occupies the space today.
Top: The Garden of Allah which occupied a 3.5 acre site on the Sunset Strip between Crescent Heights and Havenhurst Avenue, as it appeared in 1935. Bottom: The Garden was bulldozed in 1959 to make way for the 1960s-style shopping center that is there now. It was a blight on the landscape the minute it was completed, and remains one today.
The Garden of Allah Hotel was located at 8152 Sunset Blvd. [map].
Rear view of the home of silent film cowboy star William S. Hart as shown on a postcard c. 1920s (top) and as it appears in September 2012 (bottom), as a West Hollywood city park.
William S. Park is at 8341 De Longpre Ave. [map].