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The ornate three-story Baker Block was completed around 1877 by Colonel Robert S. Baker. For a number of years, the building housed offices, shops, and apartments. Goodwill Industries of Southern California purchased it in 1919. Despite plans to relocate the structure for another purpose, the city purchased the Baker Block from Goodwill in 1941 and demolished the building a year later. U.S. Route 101 now runs beneath where these buildings once stood. A third story and center cupola above Goodwill Industries in the Baker Block on Main Street.
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Baker Block (Los Angeles, Calif.) Goodwill Industries of Southern California Charitable organizations--United States Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Architecture--California--Los Angeles--French influences Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Main Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)