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.

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.