One of the oldest Spanish settlements in California, Los Angeles has grown into the largest metropolis in western North America. This database is a collection of three directories for Los Angeles and Pasadena in 1888 and 1890. In addition to providing the resident's name, it provides their address and occupational information. It includes the names of nearly 59,400 people, mostly heads of households. For the researcher of ancestors from southern California this can be an extremely valuable collection.