Spring and Main streets converge in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1940.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Spring and Main streets converge in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1940.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

The Round House once stood on Los Angeles’ Main Street between 3rd and 4th streets, surrounded by a beer garden decorated to mimic the Garden of Eden. Learn about the house and its eccentric occupant in L.A. as Subject’s last CityDig post for Los Angeles magazine.

The Round House once stood on Los Angeles’ Main Street between 3rd and 4th streets, surrounded by a beer garden decorated to mimic the Garden of Eden. Learn about the house and its eccentric occupant in L.A. as Subject’s last CityDig post for Los Angeles magazine.

Corner of Main, Spring, and Ninth streets in downtown Los Angeles, 1939. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

Corner of Main, Spring, and Ninth streets in downtown Los Angeles, 1939. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

Fourth of July, 1871: Los Angeles firefighters parade down Main Street. 
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Fourth of July, 1871: Los Angeles firefighters parade down Main Street. 

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

In 1904, the Isaias W. Hellman residence at Fourth and Main in downtown Los Angeles was moved to make way for the Farmers & Merchants Bank building. 
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1904, the Isaias W. Hellman residence at Fourth and Main in downtown Los Angeles was moved to make way for the Farmers & Merchants Bank building. 

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