The block is the block just north of MacArthur Park – Park Place on the south, Rampart on the north, between Wilshire Boulevard and Sixth Street – and the past is the Ashbury, a giant wedding cake of an apartment building from long ago, across the street from the heroic Elks Lodge Number 99, built in 1925, now the Park Plaza Hotel. Up the street it's the big white Royal Wilshire and the Bryson, with its lions – still snazzy after all these years. In between it's the pink and...
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