Merrit Building, 8th and Broadway, L.A.

Image: Merrit Building (Maxwell House Coffee shop and Thrifty drug store on ground floor) via . Original source is not listed.

Opened in 1915, the Merrit Building was an important part of downtown Los Angeles in this 1939 photo. Vehicle traffic wasn’t heavy enough to justify a signal but there were plenty of pedestrians there. See the link for a history of Merrit and the building along with many photos through the years. Much of the building was vacated in the 1980s and the photos at the link show many original elements still present.

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