THEN // The corner of Beach and PCH has always been a busy HB hub. In the late 40s to early 50s, as seen here, there was a racetrack near Atlanta and Beach (upper right) and Dwight's Restaurant at lower right, where stars such as Ray Milland once dined.
NOW // Today, the restaurant site is a patch of pavement and the racetrack is long gone, replaced by homes. And a band of hotels lines PCH toward downtown.
Special thanks to Alan Kerze for bringing the "then" image to light.