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Random Shot, Downtown

February 9, 2009 |  6:00 am

 
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Los Angeles Times file photo

I found this picture of the Marsh-Strong Building, at Spring, Main and 9th streets, while looking for something else. Isn't it great?

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An ad for the opening in 1914.


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Let's take a closer look.
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Here are some men having a conversation. Notice the shutter speed is so slow that some people are just a blur. Also notice the early style streetlights.
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Here's a nice shot of the Brooklyn Avenue streetcar.

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That looks like an ad for the Bimini Baths.
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In addition to the streetcar and a couple of automobiles, there's a horse and buggy.

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Notice the details on the roof. The sign consists of electric bulbs.

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Why there are little lions all along the roof. Aren't they cute?

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Did you notice the window washers working on the fifth floor?



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And what's really great is that it's still there.
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