World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jefferson Boulevard

 

Jefferson Boulevard


Jefferson Boulevard is a street in Los Angeles and Culver City. Its eastern terminus is at Central Avenue east of Exposition Park. At its entrance to Culver City, it splits with National Boulevard. North of Sawtelle Boulevard, it merges with Sepulveda Boulevard. Jefferson returns before Slauson Avenue and ends at Culver Boulevard; its western terminus is near Playa Del Rey.

On April 2, 2011, a portion of the street fronting Galen Center at Figueroa Street was blocked off for the "Orange Carpet" and the grandstand for the broadcasting of the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards pre-show. A stage was set up for the musical performances.

Education and transportation

University of Southern California (USC) is located on Jefferson Boulevard from Figueroa Street to Vermont Avenue. Its sports arena, the Galen Center is located at the southeast corner of Jefferson and Figueroa.

Bus service is operated through Jefferson Boulevard between Playa Vista and Culver City by Metro Local line 110, Culver City and West L.A. Transit Center by Culver City Transit line 4, West LA Transit Center and USC by Metro Local line 38, and east of USC by Metro Local line 102. The Metro Expo Line serves two stations at Jefferson: one at Flower Street near USC and the other on La Cienega Boulevard.[1]

Little New Orleans

Los Angeles saw an influx of Creole peoples to the area in the mid 1900s to the point that by the 1950s a portion of Jefferson Boulevard and Jefferson Park (a 1.28-square-mile neighborhood that ran partially along Jefferson Boulevard) was unofficially dubbed "Little New Orleans".[2] The population was predominantly Creole and held many Creole-owned businesses such as the Big Loaf Bakery, which was considered to be the "only place in Los Angeles that made New Orleans style French bread".[3][4]

Notable landmarks

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.