Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Fourth and Bay Street, Santa Monica, Calif. Founded by Bishop Chas Henry Phillips, the oldest C.M.E. Church on the Pacific Coast and the oldest African-American Church in Santa Monica, 1910
Santa Monica tunnel opening ceremonies, February 1, 1936
Ceremonies marking the opening of a 400-foot tunnel beneath Colorado and Ocean Avenues in Santa Monica on February 1, 1936. The tunnel (later renamed McClure Tunnel) joins the Roosevelt Highway (later, Pacific Coast Highway) to Lincoln Boulevard. The caption reads: "Through tunnel to coast at Santa Monica went a cavalcade of autos when the ribbon was cut February 1st. Flat arch construction and four traffic lanes are features." "Plans for an elaborate dedicatory ceremony which included a…
Rail Returns to the Westside: The Expo Line's Historical Precursors
The Metro Expo Line traces a historic rail route to Santa Monica. Trains first steamed down its right-of-way in 1875. Red trolley cars followed in 1908.