Although some of the smaller commercial buildings on this block have lost their upper stories since the late 1950s, the two views above are not drastically different. However, Broadway’s vertical neon signs, once the thoroughfare’s distinguishing feature, have largely vanished.
Paegel. “Then and now series, 1957 – Broadway at Fifth Street.” 1957. Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection. USC Digital Library. USC Libraries Special Collections.