The 1880’s

City of Paris, L.A.’s first Jewish-owned department store built in 1880 on the site of the present Grand Central Market. The Victor Clothing Company was on the northeast corner. The Victor family was Jewish.
Electricity came to Los Angeles.
Death of Joseph Newmark. This led to changes in the Orthodox religious practices of the synagogue leading to Reform.
I. W. Hellman became a Regent of the University of California.
The telephone came to L.A.
Arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad, which enabled L.A. to grow to become the metropolis of the region.
1880 – 1890
Los Angeles boom days.

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