Photo: USC Digital Archive
In the 104 years since this photo was taken, the elements in it remain those of a civilized and urbane city.
There is a lovely park with benches, quite accessible.
A streetcar nearby makes it possible to come here easily and efficiently.
A tall and eccentric building, manages to be dignified and unique and still “speak” to the street with open windows and ground floor retail.
This is Los Angeles. This is Pershing Square. This is what it once was.