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  • Glen Creason

    If you have a question about the historic streets of Los Angeles ask Glen Creason. Since 1979, Creason has been the map librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. When he is not behind the reference desk, the L.A. native is a public speaker and writes on local history, maps, and music for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The author of Los Angeles In Maps enjoys watching baseball and has one daughter.

 

CityDig: How the Most Famous Street in L.A. Went From Rodeo De Las Aguas to Rodeo Drive

This 150-year old document shows Beverly Hills before it became the precious piece of real estate it is today Read more...

CityDig: The Sunset Strip's Legendary Lore

This cartographic time capsule captures a small part of the Strip that bloomed and boomed at the end of the Prohibition era Read more...

CityDig: Angels (and Tigers) in the Outfield

While it may sound impossible (and sad), the history of baseball in the Los Angeles goes back even further than the voice of Vin Scully Read more...

CityDig Goes '80s: The $300 Million Beginnings of Century City

What did L.A.'s "city within a city" look like in 1984? Read more...

CityDig Goes '80s: Take a Tasty Trip Down Memory Lane With This Map of Old L.A. Restaurants

Beef Wellington at the Windsor, drip coffee at Perino's, chili at Chasen’s—it's the most delicious type of nostalgia Read more...

CityDig: See an Event Map from L.A.'s 1984 Olympics

This map that shows L.A. during one of the more magical times in our history Read more...

CityDig: A Map for the Millennials

First, we dug up a map for L.A.'s original hipsters (the Beatnik generation). Now, to satisfy the millennials, here is a map looking back on L.A. in the ‘80s Read more...

CityDig: Mapping One of the “Bloodiest Scenes in L.A. History"

On July 13, 1913, a Pacific Electric power station named Vineyard became synonymous with horror and death Read more...

CityDig Postscript: A Piece of the Puzzle Falls Into Place in the Mystery of Elysian Park's Greco-Roman Roads

Is the Olympia Tract the key to solving this historic riddle? Read more...

CityDig: The Mystery of Elysian Park's Greco-Roman Roads

It is cartographic fact that fake streets or paper roads are sometimes listed on maps, but never in this number Read more...
 
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