Artist’s rendering of the west side of Broadway in Los Angeles between Second and Third streets, ca.1890s.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Artist’s rendering of the west side of Broadway in Los Angeles between Second and Third streets, ca.1890s.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

View of Broadway looking north from Olympic Boulevard (then Tenth Street), circa 1929. The United Artists Theatre is visible on the left. In the distance behind it is future site of the Art Deco-style Eastern Columbia building, completed in 1930.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

View of Broadway looking north from Olympic Boulevard (then Tenth Street), circa 1929. The United Artists Theatre is visible on the left. In the distance behind it is future site of the Art Deco-style Eastern Columbia building, completed in 1930.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1925 view of Spring Street, looking south from Sunset Boulevard (now Cesar Chavez Avenue). New High Street branches off on the left.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1925 view of Spring Street, looking south from Sunset Boulevard (now Cesar Chavez Avenue). New High Street branches off on the left.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1884 view of Pershing Square, looking south by southeast. In the foreground is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which occupies the present-day site of the Millenium Biltmore Hotel. St. Vincent’s College is visible in the right-center of the photo. 
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1884 view of Pershing Square, looking south by southeast. In the foreground is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which occupies the present-day site of the Millenium Biltmore Hotel. St. Vincent’s College is visible in the right-center of the photo. 

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Los Angeles City Hall construction site, 1926. Across Spring Street in the center of the photo is the County Hall of Records and, to its right, the red sandstone County Courthouse.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Los Angeles City Hall construction site, 1926. Across Spring Street in the center of the photo is the County Hall of Records and, to its right, the red sandstone County Courthouse.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.