KNOW YOUR CITY, NO.12-- Don't let that palm tree give you the wrong slant. You know this place, even though it's name was changed a while ago. In its day it has taken quite a paddling. Can you guess where this picture was made? Answer on Page 7, Part lll.
ANSWER:Yes, It’s MacArthur Park--formerly Westlake Park. In the photo, the view is northeasterly, across the lake, looking toward the boathouse and, behind that, the intersection of Alvarado St. and Wilshire Blvd.
The original Westlake Park was built in the 1880s. It was named after Henricus W. Westlake, who donated a portion of his property to the city for the park.
On May 7, 1942, the park was renamed to honor Gen. Douglas MacArthur.