UCLA History: Wartime Westwood

Soldier poses with wife or girlfriend in Westwood in 1943.  It’s not clear where exactly they were posing. My guess is that it is at the corner of Westwood and Kinross, with the camera probably facing southeast. With the exception of the building now housing Yamato Restaurant – which isn’t the one in the background of the photo – the other buildings at that corner now seem to be of later construction. But there is a plaza there which could have contained a fountain.

If that guess is correct, the view today would be something like what you see below.

Comments welcome if anyone has an alternative site.

UPDATE: My supposition seems to be correct.  The photo below shows the intersection in the 1940s and the fountain is visible.

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