Figueroa Street

Figueroa Street is a street in Los Angeles County, California named for General José Figueroa (1792 – 9 September 1835), governor of Alta California from 1833 to 1835, who oversaw the secularization of the missions of California. One of the longer streets in Los Angeles, it runs in a north/south direction for more than 30 miles (48 km) between the communities of Eagle Rock and Wilmington. Termini are at Harry Bridges Boulevard in San Pedro, and just north of the Ventura Freeway west of Pasadena, with a break between San Fernando Road in Cypress Park and College Street in Chinatown.

An early routing of Figueroa Street near downtown Los Angeles was part of U.S. Route 66, today a part of the Arroyo Seco Parkway. The noted Figueroa Street Tunnels were once a part of that same stretch of roadway. Figueroa resumes its course near the overcrossing of Sunset Boulevard over the Pasadena Freeway, just north of the "stack" or four-level interchange. The road passes through downtown Los Angeles near Bunker Hill and South Park. South of the Financial District, Figueroa Street services some popular locations including Staples Center/L.A. Live, the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the University of Southern California. For the rest of its southbound journey, Figueroa Street runs parallel to the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110) in South Los Angeles. The only portion of Figueroa Street that lies outside Los Angeles city limits is in the city of Carson, but it soon reenters Los Angeles near Wilmington. The street ends at Harry Bridges Boulevard north of the Los Angeles neighborhood of San Pedro.

Some of the southern termini was once part of U.S. Route 6 before its almost total decommissioning through California in 1964; indeed, Figueroa Street at Pacific Coast Highway was the actual western terminus of that highway, although maps show that US 6 went as far east as Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach.

Early maps produced by the Automobile Club of Southern California measured distances to Los Angeles from the club's headquarters at the intersection of Figueroa Street with Adams Boulevard.

On April 2, 2011, a portion of the street at Jefferson Boulevard was blocked off for the "Orange Carpet" and the grandstand for the broadcasting of the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards.

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Chester Turner - Crimes
... these murders took place in a four-block-wide corridor that ran on either side of Figueroa Street between Gage Avenue and 108th Street Diane Johnson, 21, found partially nude and strangled in March 1987 in ... and left partially nude outside a garage in an alley off Figueroa Street in January 1989 ... Regina Washington, 27, also found partially nude and strangled inside a garage off Figueroa Street in September 1989 ...
Arroyo Seco Parkway - History - Post-construction
... reconstruction of the interchange at Hill Street, south of Elysian Park, in the early 1960s to serve the new Dodger Stadium ... Route 66, and the old routing via Figueroa Street and Colorado Boulevard became U.S ... saw US 66 truncated to Pasadena, and SR 11 was moved from Figueroa Street (which became SR 159) to the Pasadena Freeway ...
Foy House - Figueroa Street
... part of the original Pueblo de Los Angeles lands at the corner of 7th Street and Figueroa Street (then known as Grasshopper Street) in Downtown Los Angeles ... Foy moved to Los Angeles in 1854 and operated a successful harness business at 217 Los Angeles Street, which was the oldest business establishment in the city at the time of his death ... He built the Foy House at the corner of Grasshopper and 7th Streets in either 1872 or 1873, and it was there that Foy and his wife, Lucinda Macy Foy, raised their son and four daughters ...