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Main Street
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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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.
Main Street, north from Temple Block, showing the Baker Block, Commercial Bank, which changed to First National Bank in 1880, and other businesses.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Main-North; A-002-004 4x5
Baker Block (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Dirt roads--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Horse-drawn carriages--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroad tracks--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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