Take a look at this 1890 picture of Uptown Whittier.
This picture was taken on Philadelphia St., looking South onto Greenleaf Ave. towards Whittier Blvd.
If this picture was taken today the photographer would be standing near The Starbucks on the corner of Philadelphia St. and Greenleaf Ave.
Notice the C Trueblood General Merchandise store selling Sperry flour from Stockton California.
Can you imagine riding your horse up to the store and fastening it to the wooden stalls (parking) notice the wooden water buckets under the stall and the hauling wagons in the distance.