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United Artists Theatre, Los Angeles Wendell F. Benedetti

Talk 'All About' the United Artists

By Eric Richardson — November 29, 2010 — 7 Comments

The LAHTF's "All About" series was scheduled to return next week for a special look inside the 1927 United Artists Theatre, but has been postponed.

Chicken Boy

By Ed Fuentes — November 18, 2010 — 11 Comments

A former Downtown landmark that once ruled its Broadway roost is recognized by the State of California.

United Artists Theatre, Los Angeles

By Eric Richardson — November 04, 2010 — 6 Comments

Want to learn more about Downtown's theatres? LAHTF's walking tours of the Broadway Theatre District will resume during the November Art Walk.

7th Street Postcard

By Ed Fuentes — November 04, 2010

On Sunday, the L.A. Conservancy will present “Strolling on 7th Street," a tour of the history along one of Downtown's most prominent thoroughfares.

Ghost hunting at the Million Dollar Theater David Markland

Hauntings of Downtown Los Angeles

By David Markland — October 27, 2010 — 9 Comments

Downtown L.A. may not have the paranormal pedigree of Atlanta or New Orleans, but the city center has seen its share of ghost stories over the years.

Arnett Hartsfield, Sketch by Artis Lane Artis Lane

Monument to Honor Early Black Firefighter Up for Funding

By David Markland — October 19, 2010

A plan to honor retired fireman Arnett Hartsfield for his role at the forefront of LAFD's desegregation could get $25,000 from the CRA on Thursday.

Higgins Building Eric Richardson

Have a Happy Hundred

By Eric Richardson — September 22, 2010 — 7 Comments

As they prepare to celebrate their building's 100th birthday, residents of the Higgins Building connect with the century-old structure's staying power.

By Eric Richardson — September 16, 2010 — 15 Comments

They’re a familiar fixture in the skyline, but many have no idea why a pair of neon “Jesus Saves” signs shine out over South Park every night.

Broadway Place Construction Eric Richardson

Digging History at Broadway Place

By Eric Richardson — August 25, 2010 — 17 Comments

Broadway Place is one of Downtown's odder blocks, but its removal is a reminder of the history buried in the streets of the central city.

'The Castle' and Union Bank Los Angeles Times / UCLA Library

Lost Monuments: "The Salt Box" and "The Castle"

By Eric Richardson — August 03, 2010 — 11 Comments

On October 9, 1969, the city lost two of its early historic monuments as fire took just minutes to destroy a pair of buildings that had taken a decade-long struggle to save.

Melrose Hoteel on Bunker Hill

By Eric Richardson — August 01, 2010 — 23 Comments

Several years before Bunker Hill redevelopment turned from talk to one of the nation's largest redevelopment efforts, Kent MacKenzie made this