Photograph of an aerial view of Lafayette Square in Los Angeles, looking north from Washington Boulevard, ca.1940. At center is an irregularly-shaped block full of trees and building. A circular road, Victoria Park Place and Victoria Park Drive, can be seen in the middle of the city block. All around, hundreds of small houses and other buildings occupy rectangular city blocks divided by wide, straight street. A tall building can be seen at right. Crenshaw Boulevard extends north at right and West Boulevard extends north at left. The east-west street at bottom is St. Charles Place. Photoprint reads: "This photograph is loaned to you. Please return to: Illustrator. L.A. City Planning Dept. Rm.361 F City Hall, Los Angeles, California".