Pershing Square in 1930, looking northwest toward the Pacific Mutual Building and the Biltmore Hotel

Pershing Square in 1930, looking northwest toward the Pacific Mutual Building and the Biltmore Hotel.Here we have Pershing Square in downtown L.A. in 1930, back when Pershing Square was more like a park with trees and plants and a fountain. There are plans afoot to revamp it—let’s hope the winning design will restore it to something like this. In the background, we can see two buildings. The one with the three towers is the gorgeous Biltmore Hotel. Its neighbor with the columns was the Pacific Mutual Building and is no longer with us, which is a shame because it looks quite interesting.

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One Response to Pershing Square in 1930, looking northwest toward the Pacific Mutual Building and the Biltmore Hotel

  1. Hi – I love the look of Pershing Square 1930; The 2 places I spent the most time when working for Y&R (1951-1954) were the L.A. Times building & the ancient L.A. Examiner building (the elevator ride was especially thrilling). When the Examiner merged with the PM Herald-Express, LOP was terribly upset; she had always worked for a morning paper & changing to an evening paper upset the schedule she had followed for so many years. Love, L