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The City of West Hollywood, covering 1.9 square miles, has a population of approximately 35,000 residents.
The city is bordered by Hollywood Hills on the north, the Fairfax District on the south, Hollywood on the east, and Beverly Hills on the west. The city was incorporated as an independent city on November 29, 1984 and became the first city in America to have a majority of gays on the City Council.
West Hollywood was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a Domestic Partnership Ordinance in 1985 to provide equal rights for domestic & married partners in the city.
Due to the vibrant, creative and diverse residences and businesses, “The Creative City” was chosen as West Hollywood’s official motto.
During the early years:
The City of West Hollywood was originally named the Town of Sherman after Moses Hazeltine Sherman (1853-1932), who owned the Los Angeles-Pacific Railroad Company.
Prior to Mr. Sherman’s arrival, the town consisted of cattle ranches and agricultural fields.
Moses Sherman and his brother-in-law, Eli Clark, dominated the Los Angeles street railroad scene for two decades.
In 1896, General Sherman (as he was called) originally bought 5.6 acres of land at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. for his headquarters, car barn, shop, and powerhouse.
The location is known today as the site of the famous Pacific Design Center. The area in the back and below the “Sherman Yards” was swampland, so Sherman filled the area.
Sherman bought an additional 14 acres on which he built more buildings and more track.
The centerpiece run on the Los Angeles-Pacific Railroad was the “Balloon Route” trolley trip, which became the most famous trolley trip in the west.
The excursion consisted of as many as 18 cars daily going from downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood, then onto Soldiers’ Home (Westwood), Santa Monica Beach, Playa Del Rey, Redondo Beach, Venice Beach, and back to downtown.
Balloon Route ad circa 1903. Photo courtesy Arcadia Publishing Company's "Images of America: West Hollywood” by WeHo News editor Ryan Gierach. Click for enlarged image.
The scenic trolley trip went one way and returned another. A hundred and one miles for a hundred cents. One whole day for a dollar. Thirty-six miles right along the Ocean shore.
Later Henry E. Huntington (February 27, 1850 – May 23, 1927) expanded Sherman’s operations to include 73 other railways into the Pacific Electric Railway Company, which ran the “Red Cars” until 1941.
As part of his speculation in purchasing the San Fernando Valley in 1910, Sherman retained an interest in the neighborhood of Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley, which continues to bear his name to this day.
The Town of Sherman originally consisted of small homes built for the conductors, ticket men, engineers, accountants and freight salesmen of the Los Angeles-Pacific Railroad Company.
General Sherman also built a new school for the railroad worker’s children situated at Clark Street, which today is the site of West Hollywood Elementary School. By 1919, the Town of Sherman became a collection of scattered roads and large grain fields.
The area bound by Beverly, La Brea, Sunset and Doheny, by this time, called by many West Hollywood. Soon the area became known as a destination for homeowners who especially liked the hillside homes.
From 1919 on, the town was called both West Hollywood and Sherman, causing some confusion, but by 1925 the local residents universally were using the more glamorous West Hollywood.
See the video made by DohenyLLC, Paul Wagner and Chris Pyle below...
Sources: Wikipedia, aboutweho.com, gay-los-angeles.com, wehonews.com, city-data.com, westhollywoodes.com, Architecture Tours L.A. Guidebook by Laura Massino Smith, More Hollywood Homes by Mike Oldham, Images of America – West Hollywood by Ryan Gierach.