Note: This is an encore post from 2006.
July 30, 1907
A horse and buggy had been hitched outside Jevne’s grocery store at 6th Street and Broadway when a furniture van hit the buggy, frightening the horse.
As the terrified animal ran down Broadway, it swerved onto the sidewalk at 7th Street to avoid a streetcar and plunged through a plate glass window in the lobby of the Hotel Lankershim, scattering a room full of guests.
“The horse was so severely cut in the neck, front legs and shoulder that it was killed,” The Times said.
Above, the Hotel Lankershim.