Photos: Celebrate Exposition Park's 100th Birthday With These Vintage Shots
Happy birthday, Exposition Park! This week marks the 100-year anniversary for Los Angeles' iconic landmark, and we thought it would be great to take a look back at some vintage photos of it.
The 160-acre tract of land was bought in 1889 by the State of California and the Los Angeles County and was first unveiled as "Agriculture Park." It's hard to think at one point in time this South Los Angeles location was home to a "farmer's fairground," serving as a place for farmers to display their best produce and livestock, according to KCET. However, on Nov. 6, 1913, the park reopened with a new name—"Exposition Park," and a two-week celebration commenced, according to the Natural History Museum website. (They sure knew how to party back then!)
Exposition Park houses the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the Natural History Museum, California Science Center, Sunken Rose Garden, as well as other landmarks. LA Observed reported that a "civic ceremony" was held yesterday to celebrate the centennial anniversary where the public put together a time capsule to open 100 years from now. Will the future Angelenos find a box filled with iPhones, Soylent, and selfie photos? Time can only tell.