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Old Posted Jun 24, 2009, 4:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post

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Looking at this photo, it's easy to see why by the 1940s and 1950s, this part of town was considered a rundown, anachronistic blight. Plus, look how close it is to the Civic Center; this just wouldn't do for a city with aspirations of being a modern, Pacific Rim port of entry. And look how close the more prominent Bunker Hill/Fort Moore Hill was to the Civic Center, too. I can see why they wanted to eliminate those hills.

It's just a shame that these buildings had to be knocked down, it's too bad that they couldn't have been saved and fixed up; this totally could have become like an Old Town Los Angeles or something, being that this was where the City of LA originated.
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