Rediscovering Los Angeles — The Baker Block’s Grand Staircase

March 2, 1936, Rediscovering Los Angeles

March 2, 1936: Here’s a treasure — a drawing of the grand staircase in the Baker Block. I have seen pictures of the exterior before, but never anything of the interior. Columnist Timothy Turner writes that the staircase is worn and that two bronze Roman soldiers who held up gas lights on the top landing have been taken away. “But otherwise it remains the same,” he says.

March 2, 1936, Rediscovering Los Angeles

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About lmharnisch

I work at the Los Angeles Times
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One Response to Rediscovering Los Angeles — The Baker Block’s Grand Staircase

  1. Eve says:

    It looks like Montmartre! Though if it were Montmartre, there’d be a really good little restaurant under the stairs at the right . . .

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