What Did Los Angeles Look Like in 1869?

Aren’t you curious what Los Angeles looked like back around the Civil War? Here is a photo taken four years after the end of the war. The caption states that the image was taken from where the court house stands today. Make sure you click on it for a larger version.

Los Angeles in 1869. Main portion of Los Angeles, taken from the site where the Court House now stands

Source: Library of Congress