1. Security Building

    "The Lofts at the Security Building is an 11-floor high-rise in the Spring Street Financial District of Los Angeles, California. The area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the building was the tallest building in the city for four years when completed."

    Source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Building_(Los_Angeles)

     
  2. Bullock’s Department Store at St. Vincent’s

    "Bullock’s was founded in 1907 at Seventh & Broadway in downtown Los Angeles by John G. Bullock, with the support of The Broadway Department Store owner Arthur Letts. In 1923, Bullock and business partner P.G. Winnett bought out Letts’ interest after his death and the companies became completely separated."

    Source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullock’s

     
  3. Roxie Theater

    "John M. Cooper designed this deco extravaganza - the only art deco style theatre on Broadway. It was built for Gus A. Metzger and Harry Srere."

    Source:
    https://sites.google.com/site/downtownlosangelestheatres/roxie

     
  4. KRKD Radio Towers

    "KRKD went on the air in January 1927 as KMIC-Inglewood , changed calls in 1930 to KMCS, then moved to the Spring Arcade Building under new owners and became KRKD in 1932. The two towers with the KRKD calls on them first held a long-wire flattop transmitting antenna…Then later in the ’30s and ’40s, KRKD shared the transmitter of KFSG 1120/1150."

    Source:
    http://www.socalradiohistory.com/krkd.html

     
  5. Los Angeles Theater Billboard located in an alleyway. 318 W. 6th St.

    "Welcome to the Historic Los Angeles Theatre, the last and most extravagant of the ornate movie palaces built on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles between 1911 and 1931. Designed by S. Charles Lee with a French Baroque-inspired décor, its majestic six-story main lobby and 2,000 seat auditorium of carved plaster ornamentation, mirrors, and cove-lit murals recall the glamorous days of 1930s Hollywood."

    Source:
    http://www.losangelestheatre.com/

     
  6. The Metropolitan

    “Metropolitan was named for the Metropolitan Fireproof Building Company.”

    "The Metropolitan Building was designed by renowned architect John Parkinson (Union Station, City Hall, The Coliseum) in 1913. During it’s illustrious history it has been home to The Famous Owl Drug Store and The Los Angeles Public Library. In fact, it’s considered one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts Style in commercial buildings in all of Southern California."

    Sources:
    https://cafepasadena.wordpress.com/tag/architecture/
    http://metropolitandtla.com/History.aspx

     
  7. New Story Building

    "In 1894, Nelson Story bought the property at 610 S. Broadway from J.B. Lankershim for $48,000.  He would go on and build the Walter P. Story Building on this sight in 1909 as a gift to his son Walter.  It was one of the first skyscrapers in Los Angeles and still stands today as The New Story Building"

    Source:
    http://waterandpower.org/museum/Early_LA_Buildings%20(1900%20-%201925).html

     
  8. Chester Williams Building
    215 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Not much information on the web about this building, except that it is an apartment and was built in 1926.

     
  9. Santee Alley
    Intersection of E. 12th Street and S. Santee Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015

    In the fashion district, surrounded by delicious bacon wrapped hot dog carts.


    "Santee Alley is one of the most popular shopping areas in the LA Fashion District and downtown Los Angeles. "The Alley" is best known for its festival atmosphere and amazing bargains.

    You’ll discover over 150 stores in Santee Alley selling thousands of items including everything from the latest trends in clothing styles, apparel for the whole family, jewelry and accessories, shoes and boots, toys and gifts, perfumes and cosmetics and more. “

    Source:
    http://www.thesanteealley.com/

     
  10. Downtown Palace.  Front view and view of sign

    "The Downtown Palace Theatre, at 630 S Broadway, was built in 1911 as the third Los Angeles home of the Orpheum Vaudeville circuit. It was originally know as the “Orpheum” and is the oldest remaining Orpheum theatre in the country. Renamed the Palace Theatre in 1926, it became a silent movie house and later added sound. The theatre is preparing for a new century of performances and screenings."

    Source:
    http://www.losangelestheatre.com/downtownpalace.html