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Laying cornerstone for L.A. Chamber of Commerce
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Note the attempt to obliterate the Los Angeles Times ad on the side of the Hellman Building, which was occupied by The Herald at the time this photograph was taken. By 1957, the Hellman was owned by the Los Angeles Times, who demolished it in March 1959. In the 1980s, this corner held the Times Mirror garage. Isaias W. Hellman founded the Hellman Building; architects were Morgan & Walls.
This event marked the laying of cornerstone for the Chamber of Commerce building. A large group of men dressed in uniform stand amid an enormous crowd, just outside the Hellman Building, located on the northeast corner at Broadway and 2nd Streets.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 55; S-001-169 8x10
Isaias W. Hellman Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald (Firm)
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Cornerstone laying--California--Los Angeles
Newspaper buildings--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Uniforms--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Hellman, Isaias W.--(Isaias William),--1842-1920
Morgan, Walls & Clements

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