Survey Map of Los Angeles 1884

In 1884, Los Angeles was still a very young city only being incorporated as an official municipality of the state a few decades before. Over at the Big Maps Blog, the were able to dig up the Stevenson Survey of Los Angeles map which gives a fascinating visual account of the land making up downtown Los Angeles and surrounding neighborhoods in 1884. These kind of maps give a great historical account of our fine city, and are fun to see how things the built environment has changed or stayed the same. Go to the link above to zoom in and see in more detail. [LAist]