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Panoramic view of Los Angeles, looking north from a building on the corner of Hill Street from 6th Street, 1913
Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
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University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
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Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
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Photograph of a panoramic view of Los Angeles, looking north from a building on the corner of Hill Street from 6th Street, 1913. The cityscape is thriving with commercial buildings. Notable landmarks include State Normal School (center at left), Pershing Square (foreground at left), the Philharmonic Auditorium (left), Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank (at right), and the H. Jevne Co. building (foreground at right). 6th Street (center) is filled with pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Mountains are visible in the distance.
CHS-5822 -- Legible signs include: "Hampden Arms Hotel", "State Normal School", "the Briggs apartments", "groceries, school supplies, notions, school [...] bought, sold and exchanged", "Grand Haven rooms", "for sale [...]", "Granada apartments", "printing", "hats", "the Toledo". CHS-5823 -- Legible signs include: "Hotel Trenton", "[...] treatment rooms", "Palace Hotel & Apartments", "Hotel Cumberland", "eye exam", "[...] dentist", "[...] Lankershim [...] Nuy [...]cho", "F.P. Fay building", "the Wales apartment". CHS-5824 -- Legible signs include: "Hotel Sherman", "428, occ[...]", "Spinks 1888, entrance 452 Hill St., [...] French physician, surgeon, Dr. Spinks dentist", "Hotel Portsmouth", "for high class, residence & business property, Mines & Farish, 353 So. Hill", "stop & browse, Dawson's book shop", "B-M Cafeteria", "breaker", "Linen, Laundry and Supply Co.", "311-313-315-317 Boyd St.", "Beeman & Hendee, infant and juvenile [...]", "Broadway Drapery & Furniture Co., rugs and mattings, [117?] S. Bdwy.", "[bla]ckstone Co., [go]ods, cloaks, [...]", "Steckle studio and art gallery", "Alhambra", "Merchants Trust Company building", "Merchants Bank & Trust Co., pays 4%", "Chamber of Commerce", "International [...]", "Higgins building", "424, Broadway Central building, fire proof, light offices for rent, the Trustee Co. second floor, trustee property no. 2", "343 south Spring [...]", "Machin Shirt Co.".
CHS-5825 -- Legible signs include: "Kranich & Bach, Sohmer, Kurtzmann pianos", "Mammoth shoe house, 519 So. B'dway", "population Los Angeles, 1920 - 1,000,000, W.M. Garland & Co., real estate", "Los Angeles Examiner", "the [...] store, green stamps", "Canfield Hardware Co.", 'Folwer Brother books", "Witzel's studio, fine portraits, 535", "Vaudeville", "James P. Burns building, fit easy, $3.50 & $4.00", "Forve Pettebone Co., [...] electric fixtures, [...] Bdwy", "drink Coca-cola, relieves fatigue", "Geo J. Birkel Co., Steinway and other high grade pianos, Cecillian player pianos, sheet music", "Victor, his master's voice", "Hibernian building", "gas", "Delta office building", "stoves and ranges", "occupy this entire building, Harris & Frank, attire for men, women, boys and girls, agents for Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes", "Luckenbach & Co., jeweler and opti[...]", "Hotel Alexandria, erected by Bilicke-Rowan Fireproof Bldg. Co., this fire proof hotel is [...]", "fat".
CHS-5826 -- Legible signs include: "Pantages Theatre and office building, absolutely fire proof, Morgan walls & Morgan architects, unequaled vaudeville, presenting always the best, American & European artists of repute at popular prices, matinee daily", "Fowler Brothers, booksellers, statiners, engravers, printers, 54[...] S. Broadway", "[...] Raphael Co.", "Los Angeles Ice and Cold Storage Co.", "Baltimore Hotel, absolutely fire proof, furnished by Colyear's", "Lissner bldg", "Reliable College", "Hotel Afton", "L.W. Stockwell Co.", "Diamond tires lead", "S. Friedman, ladies tailor", "Benjamin Clothes", 'James Smith & Co., exclusive clothiers", "Elden Hotel", "551, Christobher's [...]", "Silverwoods", "the Meyberg Co., lighting fixtures", "Robert Marsh & Co., real estate loans & investments", "Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank building", "owl", "Wrigley's spearmint". CHS-5827 -- Legible signs include: "Reywood Brothers and Wakefield Company", "the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes", "bread", "H. Jevne Co.", "Coca-cola", "the Cloud rooms".
6 photographs : glass photonegatives, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
glass plate negatives
USC-1-1-1-561 [Legacy record ID]
H. Jevne Company
Hotel Portsmouth
The Meyberg Company
Robert Marsh and Company Real Estate
Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank
Los Angeles--Parks--Pershing Square (Central Park)
Los Angeles--General views--Panoramas--Composites (3 of 3)
Los Angeles--Streets--5th Street #2
Los Angeles--Streets--Hill Street--4th to 5th
Los Angeles--Streets--6th Street #1
Retail trade
Hotels, taverns, etc
Time Period
Hill Street
5th Street
Los Angeles
1-20-; 1-5-45; 1-2-68; 1-8-25 [Microfiche number]
5822; 5823; 5824; 5825; 5826; 5827 [Accession number]
CHS-5822; CHS-5823; CHS-5824; CHS-5825; CHS-5826; CHS-5827 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

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