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Broadway and 9th Street
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Eastern Building, known also as Eastern Columbia Building, and located at 849 S. Broadway, is strikingly covered with green terra-cotta on the entire exterior of the building. It has a clock tower and is designed in Art Deco Moderne stepped-back style by architect Claude Beelman.; Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin financed the United Artists Theatre/Texaco Building located at 933 S. Broadway, which was completed in 1927 by architects Percy A. Walker & Albert R. Eisen with interior design by C. Howard Crane. The Spanish Gothic style building included an ornate 50-foot high "dummy tower" to circumvent the local height restriction of the time, and all of the offices were leased to the California Petroleum Co. In 1979 Texaco Oil moved operations to Wilshire Blvd. In 1991 the building was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument # 523. Dr. Gene Scott's University Cathedral leased the building until Greenfield Partners bought it in 2011 for conversion to an Ace Hotel.
The bustling scene on S. Broadway, as seen from just north of 9th Street (center). Visible are various businesses, billboards, the United Artists Theatre, and the Eastern Columbia Building. Photograph dated May 31, 1951.
1 negative :safety ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Blackstock Negative Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Eastern Columbia Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United Artists Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Electric railroads--Cars--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Neon signs--California--Los Angeles
Terrazzo--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ninth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Blackstock Collection photographs
Cityscape photographs
Beelman, Claude,1883-1963
Crane, C. Howard(Charles Howard),1885-1952
Walker & Eisen

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