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"Pit", Miracle Mile
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Pacheco, Robert
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 200-
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographer's caption reads, "The California Federal Building (1960) has hovered over a 25-foot hole in the ground, named "The Pit," by locals for 23 years. Originally the site of Coulter's Department Store (1938), then years later, the Broadway department Store. In 1980 the Art Deco building was demolished. Each proposal for development is presented to The Miracle Mile Residential Association, whose goal is "to try to look at each project in terms of the betterment of the community.""
1 photographic print :b&w ;32 x 22 cm. on sheet 36 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
California Federal Plaza Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Miracle Mile (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs

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