Euclid Theater

3029 Whittier Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90023

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The Euclid Theater was opened in 1913, and was listed in the 1914 city directory. Located on Stephenson Avenue (later renamed Whittier Boulevard).

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2007 at 3:24 am

Stephenson Street was renamed Whittier Boulevard sometime before 1925. At 3021, the Euclid Theatre would have been just a few doors east of Euclid Avenue. That whole block has been razed for some large project that looks (on TerraServer) like it might be a school.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 1, 2007 at 10:55 am

Here is a 1944 street map. Stephenson is on the left, at E-40. It looks like Stephenson becomes Whittier Blvd. at some point:
http://tinyurl.com/3cruan

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2007 at 3:06 pm

On the 1944 map, the little red flag on the block at the northeast corner of Euclid and Whittier indicates that the Euclid Theater either shared the block with a school at that time, or had already been obliterated by an earlier incarnation of the school that occupies the whole block now.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 1, 2007 at 8:38 pm

I don’t think anyone living around Soto and Olympic calls the neighborhood “Wyvernwood” any more.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2007 at 9:46 pm

Apparently some do still call at least part of it Wyvernwood.

But it now occurs to me for the first time ever that maybe the Vern Theatre on Olympic got its name from Wyvernwood?

wulfgar64
wulfgar64 on November 9, 2007 at 12:07 am

The apartments located just west of the Estrada Courts housing projects are called the “Wyvernwood Apartments.” Olympic Bl to the north, Soto St to the west, 8th St on the south, and Grande Vista Ave on the east.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 12, 2008 at 6:10 pm

There is a reference in the LA Times to a Euclid Photoplay back in June 1912. Possibly this theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 22, 2011 at 1:12 am

To get Google Maps to display the correct location of this theater, its address will have to be changed to the modern 3021 Whittier Boulevard. Stephenson Avenue was not obliterated, just renamed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 31, 2014 at 1:46 am

Wes till need to change the street name to Whittier Boulevard.

The Euclid Theatre was built in 1912-1913 by L. A. Flower. The November 16, 1912, issue of Southwest Contractor & Manufacturer said that Flower had received a permit to build a two-story brick moving picture theater and lodge building, 36x100 feet, at 3029 Stephenson Avenue (the address given for the Euclid Theatre in the 1914 city directory.)

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