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, 1876: Los Angeles celebrates the centennial of American independence with a parade down a dusty Spring Street.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Fourth of July, 1876: Los Angeles celebrates the centennial of American independence with a parade down a dusty Spring Street.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - California Historical Society Collection.

Northeast corner of Fifth and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1905. 
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Northeast corner of Fifth and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1905. 

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

A run on the All Night And Day Bank at the corner of Sixth and Spring in downtown Los Angeles, 1910.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A run on the All Night And Day Bank at the corner of Sixth and Spring in downtown Los Angeles, 1910.

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.