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Old Posted Jul 12, 2009, 8:15 PM
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The black and gold Richfield Building at 555 South Flower St. (near 6th Street)
Built in 1928, it was demolished in 1968.




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above: Soon after it's completion in 1929. Starting to put the letters on the tower.









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above: This a great view showing the arch.








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above: Interesting neighbors, a couple SROs (single room occupancy) hotels.






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above: You can see the brilliantly lit 130-foot tower atop the Richfield Bldg. in the upper right hand corner. I believe the glowing building to it's
immediate left is the Southern California Edison Bldg (now One Bunker Hill)






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above: A rare color slide from 1940s.




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above: The Richfield can be seen to the right of the 110 Freeway. No date given.

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