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Explore Rey California, California Community and more!

Join L.A. as Subject for a look through historical images from several regional archives at how Southern Californians have enjoyed the beach over the years.

Palisades del Ray Jul 19, 1925

Southern California Architectural History: Playa del Rey: Speed Capital of the World, The Los(t) Angeles Motordrome, 1910-1913

Erosion by wind and wave action created a natural arch on Dead Man's Island. Circa 1895 photograph by W. H. Fletcher, courtesy of the California State Library.