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Warners, Loew's, Lankershim, 7th Street
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Warner Brothers Downtown Theatre (previously the Pantages Theatre), was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca in the Greek revival style in 1919, and opened on August 16, 1920; Loew's State Theater was designed by architect Charles P. Weeks, and built in 1921; the Hotel Lankershim, was erected in 1905 by one of Los Angeles' wealthiest and largest landholders in the state of California, Col. James B. Lankershim and designed by architect, Robert B. Young. The Hotel Lankershim, one of the last additions to the Los Angeles' hotel list and filled with everything that could in any way render it a perfect dwelling place, was yet another early 20th century landmark which is now gone, having been demolished after one of the earthquakes in the 1980s.
View of 7th Street from Hill Street. For decades, 7th Street was a thriving and busy shopping street, traversing all of the major named streets in Downtown. Some of the historical buildings pictured in this photograph are, on the left: the Warner Brothers Downtown Theatre (previously the Pantages Theatre), located at 401 W. 7th Street. And pictured on the right side: Loew's State Theatre on the corner of 7th and Broadway, and behind that is the Hotel Lankershim, also on the corner of 7th and Broadway. The clock on the unidentified brown building in the forefront reads 2:31. Crowds of people and numerous cars and trolleys can be seen lining the streets and sidewalks.
1 photographic print :b&w ;23 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Warner Downtown Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Loew's State Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hotel Lankershim (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
City traffic--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Priteca, B. Marcus(Bernard Marcus)
Young, Robert Brown,1855-
Lankershim, James B
Weeks, Charles Peter
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Slade, Milton.

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