Holiday special: Origins of Biddy Mason Memorial Park and PCH

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Spring Street is seen from Third Street, circa 1903. When Biddy Mason bought her first piece of property, she established her family homestead on the outskirts of town on Spring Street. When she died in 1891, Spring Street was the heart of Los Angeles’ thriving financial center. Photo courtesy of Huntington Digital Library.

On this holiday rebroadcast, Greater LA looks at the history of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, which sits on land that was the private domain of one woman 100 years ago, and why the first Black woman to own property in Los Angeles has a park named after her but no street.