Broadway On My Mind #14

A walking tour of the immediate environs around Grand Central Market, Angels Flight, the Bath Block (5th & Hill), & Pershing Square

Broadway On My Mind #14

Venice, California 90291, United States

Created By: Los Angeles Visionaries Association

Tour Information

This is a walking tour which is going to focus on the demolished buildings around Grand Central Market just to the north of south, Angels Flight across the street, which is still out of commission, the 19th century business block (now replaced by the MTA station) at the SE corner of 5th & Hill, and the 1994 remodel of Pershing Square.

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What You'll See on the Tour

This is the Hill Street entrance to Grand Central Market.  It has a major renovation in 1964, and again in 1994, which is it current state.    
This is the former location of the FP Fay Building (Dennis & Farwell, 1904).  It is the opening sequence of the John Fante novel, "Dreams from Bunker Hill." Ira Yellin demolished the building for a parking lot for Grand Central Market ... Read more
The YWCA was designed by Arthur Benton and opened in 1908.  It became the Hotel Belmont in 1924.  It was demolished in 1971.
The Harris Block was built in 1897.  The three-story building was built in 1897, and included the Hotel Alba.  It was also known for the having the Pacific Hat Works, and the MaCrea Curio Shop, on the ground floor, until the New Palace Ca... Read more
This is Angels Flight.  It is currently closed.  Please take the virtual 3-D tour.  
The 1913 Hotel Clark, designed by Harrison Albright for Eli P. Clark, is a classically-styled wonder of egg-and-dart, dentils, modillions, and capitals along with magnificent ornamental fire escapes.  The neon sign was likely added in the ... Read more
The Bath Block, AKA the Hotel Willoughby, was built in 1898 and was a remarkable structure, that lasted all the way until 1984. 
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