History of Hollywood Blvd
Where it all began
Th original name of Hollywood Boulevard was originally Prospect
Prior to until 1910 the famous street as Hollywood Boulevard we have come to know was called Prospect Avenue. The town of Hollywood was created by H.J. Whitley, and was annexed by the neighboring city of Los Angeles. The street numbers changed from 100 Prospect Avenue starting at Vermont Ave. to 4600 Hollywood Blvd., after annexation.
During the 1920s real estate developer Charles E. Toberman known as the “Father of Hollywood,’ envisioned a thriving…