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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 4:24 AM
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Originally Posted by gsjansen View Post
here's a building that i have to say that i am not familiar with. it's the metropolitan building which was at 5th and hill


Source: LAPL

apparently the central public library was housed in the building for 12 years between 1914 and 1926 when it then permanently moved into it's new and current building at hope and 5th.

What got me really intrigued about the building, are some of the interior images on the LAPL site of when the library was located here. that means that the images are prior to 1926


Source: LAPL


Source: LAPL


Source: LAPL


Source: LAPL

could this possibly be the space 18 years later that served as the filming location of walter neff's pacific all risk insurance company in double indemnity?

for some reason, i can't seem to find suitable images from the film right now to do some comparisons...................
I'm pretty sure the library was in the Metropolitan Bldg at Fifth and B'way:

http://www.you-are-here.com/broadway/metropolitan.html

The Metropolitan Theater was at Sixth and Hill -- it's more commonly known as the Paramount, for that's how it spent its days after remodeling --


lapl

It went from this
usc
to
lapl

in 1961...and was a parking lot for twenty years...

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