Downtown Los Angeles isn’t most people’s first choice when it comes to Los Angeles itineraries. But maybe it should be. From some amazing museums like the Broad to Walt Disney Hall to great restaurants and rooftop bars, downtown really has a wonderful vibe. But the best part of downtown Los Angeles is – quite easily – the Art Deco facades.
In the early 20th century, downtown LA was booming. With that boom came a rash of building. New skyscrapers came up everywhere, and many of them were given unique facades. As the city’s downtown core declined, many of these fell into disuse, and while some were torn down, with redevelopment at the end of the century, many of those still standing were either refurbished or worked into the facades of newer more modern building projects.
So next time you are in downtown Los Angeles, check out some of these Art Deco beauties!
Note: I am not a professional photographer, and that fact will be evident in these photos, sadly. I hope you still enjoy! Also, unlike my photo-journal of doors in Lyon, buildings are harder to get in a single photo.
As you can see, downtown Los Angeles has some amazing Art Deco facades. And this just scratches the surface. Wander the streets yourself, and you’ll find some more. Maybe one of those will be your favorite!
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