A lot of five photos showing the Jan. 23, 1913, fire at the Los Angeles Wallpaper and Paint Co., 529 S. Main St., has been listed on EBay. The blaze injured Fire Chief Archibald “Archie” J. Eley and 18 men, The Times said. Eley recovered from his injuries and upon retirement from the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1919, worked for a Hollywood studio. He died June 4, 1943, in Thousand Oaks at the age of 78.
The 500 block of South Main Street via Google’s Street View. The fire was approximately across the street from what is now the Nickel Diner.