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Old Posted Oct 28, 2011, 1:33 AM
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Originally Posted by gsjansen View Post

The El Centenario Cafe, 1920's
A corner of Old Los Angeles that no longer exists today. Does anybody know where it is?

now we do!

the image you posted showing the hall of justice would be at the NW corner of Spring and Aliso today.

excellent work!
I could be wrong, but I'm almost positive I saw El Centenario in a book about "forgotten L.A.". The book itself must have been published fifty or sixty years ago, and even then they didn't know what it was--understandably so, given all the street realignments and disappearances, and the destruction of most of the neighborhood.

The only other thing I can remember about the book is that it was the size of a small coffee table book and the illustrations looked like charcoal drawings that had been printed in sepia-colored ink.
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