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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Eastern Columbia Brings Style to Shopping

One of Los Angeles’ most glorious examples of architecture merging glamour and commerce, downtown’s Eastern-Columbia building turned 90 years old September 12. Designed by Claud Beelman and erected in 1930, it symbolizes the City of Angels’ ascendance to the pinnacle … Continue reading

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A Theater Rises on Broadway

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. June 2, 1907 Los Angeles The Hamburger Department Store announces plans for a theater just south of its new building on South Broadway at 8th Street, designed by the architecture firm of … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

May 2, 1957 Los Angeles In the last couple of weeks Kay Cataldi has repeatedly observed a strange sight–young women walking barefooted along a street, carrying their shoes. She saw one on Hill street, another on 1st street. The other … Continue reading

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