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los feliz with Griffith Observatory on the hill in the background.

Looking up the palm tree-lined residential area of Normandie and Franklin Avenue toward the Griffith Park Observatory. Photo dated LAPL Photo Archive

Duplex on Clay Street  Below left we see a duplex on Clay Street with the Million Dollar Building rising in the background. In the photo at right we see the steps alongside the 3rd Street tunnel portal, across 3rd Street from Angel's Flight.

Duplex on Clay Street Below left we see a duplex on Clay Street with the Million Dollar Building rising in the background. In the photo at right we see the steps alongside the Street tunnel portal, across Street from Angel's Flight.

Los Angeles In The Mid Thirties

Los Angeles In The Mid Thirties Wilshire Blvd looking east toward Western Ave. Wiltern Theatre on the left.

The old Los Angeles Examiner’s headquarters on Broadway, near 5th Street, 1890. In 1914 the paper would move to its landmark Julia Morgan-designed building 6 blocks south.

The old Los Angeles Examiner’s headquarters on Broadway, near Street, In 1914 the paper would move to its landmark Julia Morgan-designed building 6 blocks south.

south east corner of lucas avenue and 3rd street 1948 and now by gsjansen, via Flickr

south east corner of lucas avenue and street 1948 and now by gsjansen, via…

This photo from 1926 shows how much downtown Los Angeles has changed. We’re looking across the corner of 5th and Flowers Streets towards the newly opened Central Library. The striking building with the pyramid-topped tower is still there but everything else around it is gone, except for the Biltmore Hotel behind it. In fact, downtown L.A. looks quite dilapidated but of course now the library is surrounded by skyscrapers. Where the photographer is standing will later become the Bonaventure…

This photo from 1926 shows how much downtown Los Angeles has changed. We’re looking across the corner of and Flowers Streets towards the newly opened Central Library. The striking building with the pyramid-topped tower is still there but everything el

The "crib district" of Chinatown where bordellos flourished. This photo looks west from Alameda Street towards the Plaza. Part of the two-storied Lugo Adobe (razed in 1951) can be seen on the far right hand side (in the distance) just above the building with the porch overhang. Picture was taken in 1891. (LAPL) Bizarre Los Angeles

Part of Chinatown, called "crib district" and featuring houses of prostitution, View is looking west from Alameda Street towards the Plaza; several doors of the Lugo Adobe can be seen. Source: Digital Public Library of America

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