Quantcast
Home / Times Past / Toll gate, McDowell at Central (access required)

Toll gate, McDowell at Central (access required)

The toll road — Central Ave. (then called Center Street) north of McDowell — was built by the Central Avenue Driving Association. It was a dirt road, eight miles long and 100 feet wide, with a row of olive and ash trees on either side. Property owners north of the gate paid $2.50 a month for sprinkling and improvements. Buggies and wagons paid a 25 cent toll. Bicycles were free.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

hot-heat-web

2016 Year in Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (access required)

Political fortunes rose and fell this year, but none more so than that of Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who began 2016 drearily but whose gamble to side with Donald Trump paid off handsomely.