Seen in 3rd and Alameda, Los Angeles, CA
Orpheum Theater #4.
There were four theaters named Orpheum. The first at 125 S. Main Street; the second at 227 S. Spring Street; the third at 630 S. Broadway; and the fourth at 842 S. Broadway.
First few shots from a series of timed exposures taken late one night on a wander in Downtown LA.
Downtown L.A. looks a bit different now: Here’s Los Angeles City Hall as seen from Bunker Hill in 1960.
Photo: Los Angeles Times
Downtown Los Angeles at night, circa 1930s.
View is of Broadway, looking north from Olympic. Visible on the left side of the street is a sign for the United Artists Theater. Behind the theater are the Texaco and Eastern Columbia buildings.
Bring the streetcars back to L.A.! That’s what I say!