Mulholland/Scattergood Virtual Museum







Electricity in Early Los Angeles

Electricity on the Aqueduct

First Municipal Power Pole

St. Francis Dam Disaster

Ezra Scattergood Biography

Construction of Hoover Dam

Early Power Generation

Early Power Transmission

Early Power Substations

Early Station Operations

Early Distribution Stations

Early Power Distribution

Early Los Angeles Streetlights

Water in Early Los Angeles

Zanjeros: 1781-1903

Zanja Madre - LA's Original Aqueduct

Municipal Ownership - 1902

Fred Eaton and William Mulholland

William Mulholland Biography

Three Fathers of the LA Aqueduct

The Story of the LA Aqueduct

Construction of the LA Aqueduct

LA Aqueduct Opening Ceremony

Metropolitan Water District

Colorado River Aqueduct

Mulholland-Colorado Aqueduct



Special Interest


Early Load Dispatch

Early Test Lab

Early Machine Shop

Early Boylston St. Yard

Early Tree Trimming

Early DWP Inventions

Early Addressograph Section

Other DWP Historical Photos

Mystery History

Construction of the GOB

Historical LADWP Facts & Figures

DWP - Name Change Chronology

Early Commercial Section

Early DWP Branch Offices

LADWP Facts and Figures

Museum Artifacts: 1A 1B 1C 1D

Early DWP & SCE Marketing

Early Municipal Water and Power Ads

Early DWP Board and Management

Water and Power Institutional History

Second LA Aqueduct - 1970

Early LA Waterworks System

Early LA Water Reservoirs

Early Water Construction

Early Water Engineering and Staff

Early Water Quality

Early Ducommun Yard

Water Dept's Original Building

Mulholland Dam-Hollywood Reservoir

William Mulholland Monuments


Historical Collections


Andrae B. Nordskog Collection

Homer A. Halverson Collection

DWP Board Reports (1911-1918)

DWP Oral Histories (Power System)

DWP Oral Histories (A-Z Listing)

Catherine Mulholland Collection

Feather River Project Association

DWP Board Reports (1919-1925)

DWP Oral Histories (LA Aqueduct)

DWP Oral Histories (Joint System)

Samuel B. Nelson Collection

Duane L. Georgeson Papers

DWP Board Reports (1926-1934)

DWP Oral Histories (Water System)

DWP Oral Histories (General)


Los Angeles Historical Photos


Early City Views (1800s)

Historical Bldgs (1800s)

Early Hollywood (1850 - 1920)

Early San Fernando Mission

Early Los Angeles Plaza

Early Views of North Main Street

Main, Spring and 9th Streets

Early LA Programmatic-Style Bldgs.

Ealy LA Drive-in Restaurants

Early Amusement Parks

Baseball in Early Los Angeles

Aviation in Early Los Angeles

Early Views of LA Gas Stations

History of LA Streetlights

Smog in Early Los Angeles

Early City Views (1900 - 1925)

Historical Bldgs (1900 - 1925)

Early Views of Hollywood (1920 +)

Early Views of the San Fernando Valley

SF Valley Street Name Origins

SF Valley Communities Name Origins.

Historical Timeline of Los Angeles

Los Angeles River - The Unpredictable

Water in Early Los Angeles

Pueblo to Metropolis - Water in LA

Early Views of Santa Catalina Island

California Historical Landmarks in LA

Early Views of Mt. Lowe Railway

Early San Pedro and Wilmington

Early Views of Poundcake Hill

Early City Views (1925 +)

Historical Bldgs (1925 +)

Early Views of West Hollywood

Early Views of Hollywood Bowl

Early Views of Cahuenga Pass

Early Views of Pasadena

Early Views of Santa Monica

Early Views of Glendale

Early Views of Westwood

Early Views of Beverly Hills

Early Views of UCLA

Early Views of USC

Miracle Mile (1920s & 1930s)

Miracle Mile Views (1938+)

Wilshire and Fairfax, Early Views


Newest Additions


Poundcake Hill was the site of Los Angeles' first High School. It was also the location of several other prominent historical buildings over the years. Check out our newest section titled: Early Views of Poundcake Hill


How much has Los Angeles air quality improved since the 1940s? Find out in our Smog in Early Los Angeles Section.


Also, check out some of our more recent additions:



New Search Index


A new SEARCH INDEX has been added to help navigate through the thousands of topics and images found in our Virtual Museum. Try it out for a test run.


Click HERE for Search Index



Mystery History

Test your knowledge of Los Angeles History by visiting our Mystery History Section.


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