“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Carthay Circle

Carthay Circle Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, April 20, 2017
1. Carthay Circle Marker
Inscription. We dedicate the planting of these 100 trees on this date as part of a beautification project in honor of J. Harvey McCarthy, a pioneer in the field of urban planning, who developed Carthay Circle as a cohesive residential community in 1924. That our neighborhood continues to prosper and maintains its residential character is a living tribute to his vision.
Principal sponsors
Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Carthay Circle Homeowners Association

In gratitude for the support and cooperation of:
Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky and staff
City of Los Angeles Street Tree Division

Carthay Circle Homeowners Association Beautification Project CoChaired by Chris Appel & Carole Villasenor July 11, 1987

Erected 1987 by Carthay Circle Homeowners Association.
Location. 34° 3.792′ N, 118° 21.934′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of McCarthy Vista and Wilshire Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on McCarthy Vista. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jedediah Strong Smith (here, next to this marker); Daniel O. McCarthy
Carthay Circle Sign image. Click for full size.
By James King, April 20, 2017
2. Carthay Circle Sign
The marker is on the opposite side of the sign. The Jedediah Smith monument is on the boulder just beyond the sign. The large building visible in the upper left is just across San Vicente Blvd., the Daniel McCarthy and Juan Bautista De Anza monuments are at that intersection.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Juan Bautista de Anza (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Snowshoe" Thompson (approx. ¼ mile away); Berlin Wall Segments (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation Pit (approx. half a mile away); Hancock Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Portolá Trail 1769 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Carthay Circle. The development was originally known as Carthay Center. As the Carthay Circle Theater, built in 1926, came to be better known than the neighborhood, and owing to a general misunderstanding of the origin of the name "Circle Theater", the neighborhood gradually came to be known by the same name, Carthay Center became Carthay Circle.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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