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Downtown Denizen: Rickey The Pirate

Rickey the Pirate of Spring Street in front of Spring for Coffee. Chalk art by Nick Knudson.

Further Reading: The Rickey the Pirate T-Shirt Fiasco

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Roy Hopp Locksmith

Is there a better place to get a key made downtown than at Roy Hopp, where you have to wander through the basement of the Heron Building until you get to a door that looks like this? I don’t think so.

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“Evolution of Printing” – LA Times Relief Mural

Relief mural by Tony Sheets on the Spring Street side of the Los Angeles Times parking structure between 3rd and 2nd Streets.

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Caltrans District 7 Headquarters: 100 Main Street

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters

California Department of Transportation
Built by Thom Mayne
Cost: $165,000,000

As seen from Broadway:

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Downtown LA Architecture: The Million Dollar Theater

Location: 307 S. Broadway, downtown los angeles.

The Million Dollar Theater is one of the first movie palaces in the United States. Built by Sid Grauman, it opened in February 1918. The elaborate exterior ornaments were sculpted by Joseph Mora in the Spanish Baroque Revival style.

The auditorium architect was William L. Woollett. The twelve-story tower was designed by Albert C. Martin, Sr. The office building was the original headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

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Downtown LA Mural: The Bride & Groom

Location of mural:
242 South Broadway, Downtown LA. On northeast side of the Victor Clothing Co. building.

Mural by:
Ken Twitchell, 1973-1976.

Click here to read background information on this mural.

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