The Los Angeles Times: first printing 1881, bombing 1910, biggest circulation 2008

1881 –

1885 –

1910 – a bomb goes off in the night –


1910 – a crowd gathers –

1910 – the day after –

1910 – inside the presses are buried in rubble –

1910 – cleanup begins –

1926 –

1934 – another incarnation – construction – Architect: Gordon B. Kaufmann –

1935 – completion –

1936 –

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  1. September 10, 2012

    Nice sequence. You know, it has bothered me ever since you said you never read the David Niven autobiographies. You of all people should hie yourself to the bookstore and pick up the “Moon’s A Balloon.” You have so much delight ahead of you. While the first part of the book is Hollywoodless, it remains the finest film actor’s autobiography there is. The other books are good, but the Moon’s A Balloon is magic. Seriously. Now, that’s enough meddling in your affairs.

    • September 10, 2012

      I’ll pick it up 😉

      • September 10, 2012

        and don’t forget “Bring on the Empty Horses”!

  2. September 10, 2012

    Gordon Kaufmann also known for Hoover Dam, and a couple of bldgs on the Cal Tech campus – including The Athenaeum.

    • September 10, 2012

      And, some of my favorite houses from Pasadena to the West Side!

  3. September 10, 2012

    The Times building and City Hall were icons of the Big City to me when we came in to town from the “Inland Empire” on what we called the San Bernardino Freeway. Now they are lost in the new skyline.

    • September 10, 2012

      I think the new skyline, while impressive, is a little Blade Runner meets Dubai… Esp. the glass towers that are bulbous or look like they’re tipping over 🙁

      • September 10, 2012

        I agree…. funny thing when I was a kid I wished downtown looked more like NYC. But I was thinking of NYC in the movies from the 40s and 30’s so what did I know? How wrong I was.

  4. October 27, 2013

    Lovely Deco building.Deco has dignity.I think some modern buildings try a bit too hard to impress or more accurately their architects do.

  5. October 27, 2013

    I of course have not seen this new skyline.I must look it up.Blade Runner meets Dubai sounds interesting.For my money New Shanghai beats all for freak buildings.Have you had a good look at it?

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