Free Los Angeles City Directories are available at the Los Angeles Public Library for Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.
City directories contain an alphabetized list of residents with their addresses, spouse’s name, profession, and often a reverse lookup by address. They often contain historical information about a locale and they’ll usually contain a separate business directory.
The Los Angeles Public Library currently has a huge collection of 83 Los Angeles City Directories available online, listed in consecutive order by year. The free Los Angeles City Directories are for years ranging from 1875 to 1970, not inclusive.
This collection includes a 1930 Los Angeles Negro City Directory which was intended as a “complete Directory of the entire Colored population of Los Angeles”.
This collection includes various directories for the cities of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Watts, Willowbrook, Compton, Nadeau, San Fernando Valley, San Pedro, and Westwood Hills.