Talk:Carthay, Los Angeles

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Picfair Village[edit]

There's no K in "Picfair Village"--I live a few miles from there and pass the historic preservation signs all the time.

--Slightlyslack 07:56, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Separate article for Carthay Circle Theater?[edit]

I think we might develop a separate article about the landmark Carthay Circle Theater. Right now, I think the article is fine as is, but if we add more information about the theater, a separate article might be a good idea. I could contribute to this from my extensive cinema library. I have read and heard so much about that historic theater! LA Movie Buff (talk) 21:31, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Salvaging info deleted from article[edit]

If sourced, the following interesting & important information, deleted from the Carthay, Los Angeles main article, may be worth re-instating in some form: "In 1922, J. Harvey McCarthy developed the area as an upscale residential district along the San Vicente Boulevard line of the Pacific Electric Railway, bounded by Wilshire Blvd. on the north, Fairfax Avenue on the east, Olympic Blvd. on the south and Schumacher Drive on the west. McCarthy originally named the district Carthay Center (Carthay being a derivative of the developer's last name). The areas to the south of Olympic Boulevard remained undeveloped until 1933, when developer Spyros George Ponty built several hundred homes in two districts later named "South Carthay" and "Carthay Square" that are part of the Pico-Robertson neighborhood according to [1] and also part of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council.

"The Carthay Center development included the single-screen movie house known as the Carthay Circle Theatre at Carrillo Drive and Commodore Sloat Drive, just south of San Vicente Blvd. This renowned theater's name resulted in confusion that led to the area today being known as Carthay Circle. Although Carthay Center in no way ever resembled a circle, the Carthay Circle Theatre did. The more famous theater's name (similar sounding to Columbus Circle, an actual circle in New York City) evolved over time to become the name of the lesser-known Carthay Center.

"Carthay today"

Carthay Circle

"Initially limited by restrictive covenants to whites, Carthay has since become fairly diverse, with many middle-class black, Latino, and Asian families living within the district. As with most of Mid-Wilshire, much of its non-Latino white population is Jewish. Cathay also has a significant number of immigrants of Ethiopian ancestry, accounting for many of the owners, employees and customers of the shops in Little Ethiopia.

"One of Carthay Circle's most interesting features is its network of pedestrian pathways, which are marked and maintained as regular city streets by the city of Los Angeles. A very pedestrian-friendly area, Carthay is one of the safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, despite its occasional crimes." PlayCuz (talk) 05:07, 10 December 2013 (UTC)