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Old Posted May 6, 2010, 10:12 PM
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Last night when I was looking at this pic:

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I realized that that is the same intersection (7th and Figueroa) as the one in this pic:


I realized that the building on the right with the fire escape is what I call the "reclining men building," being that the facade of it at about the 3rd floor has huge statues of 2 reclining half-naked men. It's really called the Fine Arts Building, built in 1925. I've been in the lobby and it is BEAUTIFUL.

Here's a contemporary photo of it from photobucket/fawnskinpics:

Here's a 1933 photo of it from

Oh, apparently it housed the Signal Oil Company, and a Pig 'n Whistle restaurant!
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