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Title
Baker Block
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Baker Block, corner of North Main and Arcadia Streets was built in 1875.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00019169
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Buildings-Baker Block; A-001-464.1 4x5
CARL0000023641
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/89545
Subject
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
Baker Block (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Streets--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Main Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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