The Central Avenue Directory for 1940

To Explore, simply click on the Category title and view entries and images of original Directory pages.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAPS GENERATED FROM THESE 1940 ADDRESSES

This digital edition of a rare neighborhoood directory is the research project of Christopher West, Phil Ethington, and Valentin Stoilov, of the USC History Lab/ISLA Digital Archive.  The raw contents of this directory have been entered into digital form and will be available soon in the on-line ISLA digital archive.

 

1940 Category
Accountant
Advertisers
Apparel and Accessories
Auto Supplies
Beauticians and Barbers
Billiard
Churches
Contractor
Dairy
Drug
Dry Goods
Eating
Education
Five and Ten
Food Stores
Food Wholesaler
Furniture
Gas Station
Hardware
Home Appliance
Housing
Ice Cream
Insurance
Laundering
Legal Services
Liquor Stores
Medical
Misc Repair Services
Misc Business
Misc Entertainment
Misc Manufacturing
Misc. Personal Services
Misc Retail Services
Motion Picture Companies
Nonprofit Membership Organizations
Not Specified Retail
Plumbing
Printing
Professional Services
Radio Broadcast
Real Estate
Retail Florists
Shoe Repair
Taxicab
Theatres
Welfare and Religious Services