The Real Past (50 images)

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The portal to the past of Los Angeles is the Broadway Arcade Building, a three-level glass-roofed shopping arcade connecting two twelve-story office towers, one facing Broadway, one facing Spring Street, in downtown Los Angeles. The glass-roofed skylight is an imitation of the Burlington Arcade in London. The exterior is fantasy Spanish Revival mixed with Beaux Art touches, from the architects Kenneth McDonald and Maurice Couchot. The arcade opened on February 15, 1924, and it's still open....
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