The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on October 10, 1971 · Page 563
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · Page 563

Los Angeles, California
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Sunday, October 10, 1971
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si 1 11. if Downtown: (l The old meets the new Scale models in the office of architect Albert C. Martin show actual and Dominating Bunker Hill,s3 rigni, win De T,ne siripeo. I Security Pacific Bank headquarters. Below, the However the new downtown takes shape, some of i the old will remain. The Victorian houses on ; Bunker Hill are long gone, but other venerable 1 Harbor Freeway leads to the s u.,;u: r. j. i ,i.:i. o, u pnei uonvenwon uenx-er.' and new can be blended into a harmonious whole Not all of downtown Los Angeles life need be spent in high-rise buildings and large stores. There still remain some small and interesting shops, many operated by their owners. Among them: Paperback Books Bullock's Alley. Enrico Rodrigo can help you to rows and rows of paperbacks spread along the alleyway between the two buildings. Matsuno Sushi Restaurant 313 East First Street. Proprietor Sachiko Akira Kawasaki serves up a mixed Japanese lunch for 85 cents (tea included). Abbcv Wtddina ChaDel-320 JiSftl West Second Street. Minister Charles A. Cady serves up weddings in English or Spanish. London Pipe Shops, Incorporat-ed-541 South Olive Street. Clerk Clarence Connors offers an extensive line of imported tobaccos, gifts and novelties. Espresso Bar-Bullock's Alley. Owner Achille Pasquine offers atmosphere in addition to espresso and pastry. Williams Brothers Cutlery -71 3 South Hill Street. Larry Stark can throw lots of knives at you from one of the area's oldest stores (founded in 1890). Caravan Book Store -605 South Grand Avenue. Morris Bernstein looks at you from beneath a distinctive arch, then invites you in for a closer look at his books. The Red Fox-519 West Eighth Street. Co-owner Al Davis (left) and bartender Kalman Szugyi will serve you a roast beef sandwich with your beer. Blair's-718 South Grand Avenue. Owner-founder Horace Blair fixes up pastry with break- 2 fast and luncheon. Roma Italian Grocery 330 West Third Street. Del Blanco will also s3 "uw yuu oyanisn, (jreeK, Arme-r-5S nian and Syrian products. s superior stamp & coin compa-r- nv Incorporated-517 West Sev- ,1 enth Street. Manager 1. Michael " ; Orenstein claims one of the larg- est selections in the West. 1 may determine the ultimate success of any master plan. What seems old and ugly and inefficient to a city planner may be a special, favorite place to someone else. Not even the planners agree; proposals abound from both private and public sectors, and no single agency has the authority to make final decisions involving the area as a whole. Bit by bit, compromise by concession, new blueprints doom old blocks to destruction; bare lots give way to holes in the ground; sleek new buildings, that once existed only as toy Zn, models on a table, be- Sep; come highrise reality. 'J For downtown TjOs An-Tinn 1 geles, change becomes a fact of everyday life. 1 1 let i 1. . . r r is... -. 1 I 1 I I I arating people and cars a prime goal of both''' ., ivate and city planners. On map at right, elevatediy walkways (shown as dotted lines) would link highrises vith malls and miniparks. MS&rFi ny, lncorporated-517 West Sev- maNMS&trTKB. HiH fWT HB3L 1 1 flHfiff r E paperbacks! - - 3 S53i tobacco ftMmtfg&etfl V t vl llr- I Jw H .rviMMi C

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