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It Wasn't Just Hope St., Try Charity and Faith

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Over at Central Library, there's a new exhibit on historical maps of Los Angeles worth checking out. The LA Times looks into it and ends on this interesting note: "And what happened to the early downtown streets named Faith, Hope and Charity? Faith became Olive Street and Charity was renamed Grand Avenue. As Los Angeles grew and thrived, people didn’t want to live on faith, Creason said. And they certainly didn’t intend to live on charity." But blogdownton takes a deper look into the three three streets and finds that in order to believe that one of them is truly part of history, it will be a leap of faith.