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Title
View of Main Street north from Court Street in the Temple Block, Los Angeles, ca.1925
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1925
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of a view of Main Street north from Court Street in the Temple Block, Los Angeles, ca.1925. The building on the corner at left has two stories, while the next three buildings to the right have three. The top of the International Savings and Exchange Bank Building (1905-1955) is visible behind these buildings
it was located on Temple Street, between Spring and Main Streets and was the only older building left standing within the new City Hall block. All of the buildings visible have flat roofs and many tall, narrow windows. Most of the buildings are filled with shops, and several awnings advertising these shops project over the sidewalk from the first story. The street at right is lined with early-model automobiles, and several pedestrians are visible on the sidewalk. Additional information: a portion of the Post Office and Federal Building (1910-1937) can be seen to the right of the northernmost structure in the Temple Block. The building was located at the corner of Main and Temple Streets. It replaced the Downey Block, and was, in turn, replaced by the new Federal Courthouse in1938. The St. Elmo Hotel can be seen to the right of the Post Office. That was the latest "incarnation" of the original Lafayette Hotel (built in the early 1850s), which was renamed the Cosmopolitan Hotel in 1875, before becoming the St. Elmo Hotel. This building was demolished in 1937 for the new Federal Building. Along with the Bella Union and United States Hotels, the Lafayette was one of the first hotels in Los Angeles.
Type
image
Format
2 photographs : photonegatives, b&w
10 x 13 cm., 21 x 26 cm.
negatives (photographic)
photographs
Identifier
chs-m602
USC-1-1-1-603 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-11586
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m602
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-11586.jpg
Subject
Los Angeles--Streets--Main Street--North of Temple
Main Street, Downtown Los Angeles
Streets
Medicine
Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc
Roadways
Time Period
circa 1925
Place
California
Los Angeles
Main Street
Court Street
USA
Source
11586 [Accession number]
CHS-11586 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m265

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