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Map: Los Angeles Real Estate in 1884

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Ahh, real estate. The game where it's all about "location, location, location!" And, of course money. So: Recognize any of these locations? This is the H.L. Stevenson survey map of Los Angeles from 1884, showing all the land parcels and tracts.

Many of the streets and neighborhoods remain largely the same, though plenty of names have changed. Some spots you'll recognize as being landowners whose names would go on to grace future streets, neighborhoods, businesses, and landmarks in L.A.

The map has been posted to the Big Map Blog, where you can use their site to zoom in and out of the image file. We've isolated a few places to give you a closer look; if you want your own copy, a small file is up on Flickr.

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