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Lovers Lane lines up nicely with...North Main

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Our Valentine's Day mystery about the present-day status of L.A.'s Lovers Lane from 1871 appears to be solved. Scott Fajack, the Echo Park historian, laid the 1871 map over a current map of the area north of Downtown and found a pretty close match to today's North Main Street. There's a been a bit of realignment near where Main, Alameda, Vignes and Alpine converge, but it's remarkably close considering all that has happened in that area over the last 140 years. Click on the map to blow it up for a bigger view.

Noted: Fajack recently provided Jenny Burman at Chicken Corner with some cool and key information on a 1937 landslide in Elysian Park.

After the jump: Lovers Lane in 1871.

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Click on the map to enlarge.


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