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1909 Hand Drawn Map of Los Angeles Includes 5 Restaurant Listings and 5 Parks

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Our friends at the Big Map Blog, who seem to have a special affection for LA maps, have unearthed another gem. This 1909 map has an amazing hand-drawn style. The bottom of the map contains listings of businesses, and includes only five restaurants (by comparison, 14 stables are listed) which are as follows:

Delmonico's
Levy's Cafe
Godfrey's
Messmore's
Rainier

The map also lists the major parks of Los Angeles at that time which were:

Central Park (5th and Hill)
Echo Park
Elysian Park
West Lake Park (now MacArthur Park)
Plaza Park (at Main and Plaza)

Click on the image to a larger version. You can explore the map with zooming at whatnot, or download the large (14mb) version of the file over at the Big Map Blog post.

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