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Southwestern Law School Housing, Seventh Street between Shatto Place and Westmoreland Avenue, 2012-2013

2012-2013 After a year and a half of construction, doors will open this fall to Southwestern Law School’s first on-campus housing facility, located on the north side of Seventh Street between Shatto Place and Westmoreland Avenue. In spite of its … Continue reading

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The Wilcox Building, southeast corner of Second and Spring Streets, 1924-2013

1924-2013 As sad as it is to say, the one-story structure in the present view is all that remains of the Wilcox Building, once one of Downtown Los Angeles’ more prominent landmarks. Completed in 1896, the retail and office building … Continue reading

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The Abbotsford Inn, southwest corner of Eighth and Hope Streets, c.1908-2013

c. 1908-2013 Two years after its founding in 1885, a fledgling women’s boarding school named the Los Angeles College began construction on a new building to replace its original facilities at Fifth and Olive Streets. Built for $35,000 at the … Continue reading

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Bovard Administration Building, University of Southern California, c.1920-2012

c. 1920-2012 Completed in 1921, the Bovard Administration Building marked a major milestone in the creation of the University of Southern California’s present-day campus. The John Parkinson-designed office building and auditorium formed the centerpiece of the university’s 1918 campus plan … Continue reading

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Looking towards Mudd Hall of Philosophy from Exposition Boulevard, 1953-2012

1953-2012 The top photograph shows an eastbound car on the Pacific Electric Railway’s Santa Monica Air Line, in its final year of passenger service.┬áNearly six decades after its abandonment, rail transit has returned to Exposition Boulevard with the opening of … Continue reading

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The Otis House, 2401 Wilshire Boulevard, c.1900-2011

c. 1900-2011 In 1898, General Harrison Grey Otis, publisher and editor of the Los Angeles Times, built his home on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard at Park View Street, overlooking Westlake Park. Designed by local architect John Kremple and … Continue reading

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