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Baker Block
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1940]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Buildings-Baker Block.
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.)

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