Friday, October 31, 2008

It's been many things to many people

L.A.'s Pershing Square has gone through many renovations over the years. With more people moving downtown, a return to more grass and trees is envisioned.

Pershing Square lit up during the Spectacle of Lights, Christmas 1956.

A northerly view of the city's oldest park, circa 1915. It was officially designated Pershing Square in 1918.

A 1885 file photograph of Pershing Square. The park was then known as Central Park. This view is northwest from 6th and Hill streets, with the old Normal School building in the background at left. At left center is St. Paul's Church, which was torn down to make way for the Biltmore Hotel.

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