Avenida Rizal (Rizal Avenue) was center of the city’s social life, with the street lined with shops, restaurants and movie theaters. The theaters were designed by the prominent architects of the day, many of whom became National Artists – Pablo Antonio and
Juan Nakpil.

Tranvia or tramvia (electric street tram) that plied the streets of Manila until just before WWII broke out. It was operated by Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company (now Meralco).