Landmark to Be Torn Down, February 8, 1959
Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times
Broadway and 2nd Street in a photo published Feb. 8, 1959.
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And the intersection via Google maps' street view, showing
The Times corporate garage.
As far as I can determine, the original Hellman building was constructed about 1897. In 1903, I.W. Hellman announced plans to extend the building along 2nd Street and add two stories--although the 1959 photograph shows it as a three-story building.
A feature on one of the more colorful residents of the building.
And less than fond memories of the Hellman Building in its later days.