This is Downey Avenue looking north from Firestone Blvd. On the right is One Day Cleaners, Al's Beauty Supply store, Dream Home Realty, and E&E Shoes, the Foot Comfort Center. On the left is the parking structure for Porto's Bakery.
This is the same shot but in 1945. According to the Downey Historical Society, "On the left is Home Boys market next to Downey Hardware. Across the street is Steck's hardware, furniture, and paint; Kruegers Shoe store; and Rexall Drugs. Steck's was next to the Victory Theatre, which eventually became the Avenue Theatre."