40 Fascinating Photos Show What Los Angeles Looked Like in the 1970s

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Los Angeles is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States, after New York. It is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of the West Coast.

Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 m) on the others. The city proper, which covers about 469 square miles (1,210 km2), is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is also the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City.

Street scenes of Los Angeles in the 1970s

Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. It is also famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry.

These fascinating photos from Flickr’s members that show what Los Angeles looked like in the 1970s.

Los Angeles street scenes, 1970

The demolition of L. A. High after the earthquake of February 1971

Morrison Hotel, Los Angeles, May 1972

Western Avenue looking south toward Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1972

The Broadway, Los Angeles, 1973

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