In this 1928 photo, we’re looking at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and N Virgil Ave. What I find amazing here is that the gorgeously ornate high-rise on the left is the American Storage Building. All that gorgeous architectural eye candy was for storage! Turns it, not just for storage. On the top floor, there was venue that was a succession of names: The Roof Garden Café, Thirteenth Heaven, The LA Press Club. Given this building opened in 1928 while Prohibition was on, I think it’s safe to say these places were speakeasies. You might also notice in the background, we can see a Barkies Sandwich Shop, which I highlighted here: http://bit.ly/2kzKbTd
Miraculously, the storage building is still there!
Look at the detailing!