Historic Aerial Photos of the Reservoir

Silver Lake has changed dramatically in the past 100 years. The photographs on these pages reflect that change.  Also, the housing density is very apparent in this section. Please choose a category to view photos from that topic or time.

1906 Panorama
The Reservoirs

(All Photos can be 
enlarged on clicking)

The Neighborhood
Red Car Lines
1924 Aerial photo.jpg (50098 bytes) Northeast view. 1924 (photo courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library)

1973 Aerial view of Silver Lake
View looking east. 1973. (photo courtesy of Doug Baldwin)
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If you have any historic photographs of Silver Lake, please contact Spencer L. SooHoo at

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