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Culver City in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ivy Substation

Media Park

 
 
Ivy Substation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
1. Ivy Substation Marker
Inscription.  The Ivy Substation, named for the land development where it is located, was built in 1907 by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway. It is one of the largest electric substations along the “Balloon Route” rail line from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. The Ivy Substation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is designated as Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument No. 182. The renovation of the Ivy Substation and Media Park was completed in the spring of 1993. The renovation is the result of the inter-jurisdictional cooperation between the City of Los Angeles and the Culver City Redevelopment Agency. The renovation of the building and park was funded by the Culver City Redevelopment Agency. (Marker Number 182.)
 
Location. 34° 1.583′ N, 118° 23.584′ W. Marker is in Culver City, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Culver Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Venice Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City CA 90232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Ivy Substation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
2. Ivy Substation Marker
Marker is to the right of the door.
marker. The Citizen Publishing Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street (about 700 feet away); The Culver Studios (about 800 feet away); The Hull Building (approx. mile away); American Legion Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Culver City (approx. 0.4 miles away); Culver Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Helms Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culver City.
 
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Ivy Substation and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
3. Ivy Substation and Marker
Marker is in front of the mailbox.
Ivy Substation image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
4. Ivy Substation
Electric wires, not in use, show how the building was originally used. It is now a theater.
Ivy Substation image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
5. Ivy Substation
Window Detail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
6. Window Detail
The rail route was named Balloon Route because a map of the route formed a balloon shape.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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