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By Dave Bullock — August 03, 2008

Downtown Los Angeles has no shortage of trash. We commonly see it piled high on street corners and in front of businesses as the day ends. These piles exist for...

Painted Signs Eric Richardson

New Signs on Old Main Street

By Ed Fuentes with Eric Richardson — July 29, 2008 — 11 Comments

Work began Thursday on two new signs facing Main street, advertising a productions company and a management firm. One of the painted signs sits up against the detailed...


By Eric Richardson — July 22, 2008

I have to admit to being woefully neglectful of the "3BN Blogs" section of this site's sidebar. In an effort to make up for lost time, I today added five blogs...

Caltrans Building

By Eric Richardson — July 21, 2008 — 2 Comments

On Sunday afternoon I was bicycling past the Caltrans building when I heard an odd sound. Looking up, I saw a row of aluminum scrim panels that had been open start...

Best Of Downtown 2008

By Eric Richardson — July 18, 2008 — 11 Comments

The Downtown News' "Best of Downtown" edition for 2008 hit the website this evening, and in it the paper honors blogdowntown with an Editor's Choice award for "Best...

Drive-By Rock n Roll Ed Fuentes

Rockin' Joel Bloom Square

By Ed Fuentes — July 18, 2008

Organizers of Sunday's block party say that the event raised $1,500 to help restore Bloom's General Store. The day featured a Joel Bloom impersonation, or two:...

By Eric Richardson — July 15, 2008 — 2 Comments

When running a search today I ran across, a site that appears to be the Times' attempt to create a search friendly index for its articles...

First Congregational Church California Historical Society: TICOR/Pierce

Downtown's Churches: First Congregational

By Eric Richardson — July 11, 2008 — 4 Comments

First Congregational Church has been located west of Downtown at 6th and Commonwealth since 1932. That sort of stability hides the fact that the church was once...

St. Paul's Episcopal

By Eric Richardson — July 08, 2008 — 5 Comments

The story of St. Paul's Episcopal Church might well be best summed up as that of a city moving outward. Opened on July 13th, 1924, St. Paul's Cathedral stood on...

First Methodist Episcopal Church California Historical Society: TICOR/Pierce

Downtown's Churches: First Methodist Episcopal at 8th and Hope

By Eric Richardson — July 07, 2008 — 3 Comments

Opened on July 8th, 1923, the First Methodist Episcopal Church at 813 S. Hope was the most expensive church constructed to date by the denomination. The structure...

Waving Eric Richardson

Have a Happy Fourth of July, Downtown

By Eric Richardson — July 03, 2008

Expect light posting over this holiday weekend as those of us here at blogdowntown take a break and perhaps catch some fireworks. For those of you still figuring...