A retro photo of Venice of America canals | Still from Lost LA Season 3 Venice of America

Those Streets are Made for Boating

The streets of Venice are a reminder of a time gone by, when Venice of America was fashioned after the canals of Venice, Italy. Complete with gondolas, the main method of transport was by boat. That changed over the years, and now several of the canals are covered in concrete. Historian Eric Dugdale walks us through the lost canals of Venice.

LA as SubjectA collaboration between the USC Libraries and KCETLink, Lost LA features the member collections of L.A. as Subject, a research alliance dedicated to preserving and telling the sometimes-hidden stories and histories of the Los Angeles region.

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