Tag Archives: #Plaza

Farewell to Old Los Angeles

The old Plaza area as drawn by Times artist Charles Owens. Along with the demolition to make way for Union Station, historic buildings between the Plaza and Union Station were torn down in February 1951. Oct. 22, 1933: I came … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Los Angeles – The Photo Studio

Jan. 6, 1936: In this installment of Rediscovering Los Angeles, Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit Borgia Studio, on Sunset Boulevard near the Plaza. This is a particularly nice post by Turner about the way photo studio … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Los Angeles – Masonic Hall

Dec. 30, 1935: For this installment of Rediscovering Los Angeles, Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit Los Angeles’ former Masonic Hall, a building from the 1870s on Main street “on the east side just south of the … Continue reading

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Marion Eisenmann: Artist’s Notebook

Olvera Street by Marion Eisenmann, Aug. 8, 2009 Note: I’m reposting artwork that Marion Eisenmann did for the Daily Mirror when it was with the L.A. Times. To visit the old Plaza is to stand at the crossroads of the … Continue reading

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May 18, 1908

At left, the saga of a man who wanted a ride on a train, rather desperately … Above, a wild night in a rented car racing around downtown at 40 mph ends in a fiery crash with a carriage by … Continue reading

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Christmas past

Dec. 5, 1966 Los Angeles Photograph by Judd Gunderson / Los Angeles Times   A nativity scene placed in the Plaza near Olvera Street. The Times said the Olvera Street merchants contributed donations to buy the hand-carved figures.

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