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#TBT Siqueiros Mural Protective Shelter

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#TBT Siqueiros Mural Protective Shelter

In 2010 we cataloged and dismantled (and eventually reinstalled) the interior and storefront of the historic Gibbs Building (part of the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, also known as El Pueblo de Los Ángeles State Historic Park) to accommodate the structural work for the Siqueiros mural protective shelter.

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#TBT Raymond Theater

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#TBT Raymnd Theater

(oops a day late) Restoration work in progress at the Raymond Theater in Pasadena (now the Raymond Renaissance) completed in 2009.  Check out our project page for more Before and After pictures of our work.

#TBT Angel’s Flight

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#TBT Angel's Flight

Angel’s Flight circa 1903

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Angel’s Flight in 2008

Back in 1996 KC Restoration was contracted to document and catalog every piece of Angel’s Flight (down to the individual screws) so it could be properly reconstructed. This tiny funicular was first operated in 1901 and originally linked Hill St and Olive Ave. It was removed in 1969 as the site was “redeveloped” during along with much of the rest of old Bunker Hill. It was reconstructed nearby in 1996, connecting Hill St and the California Plaza, and has been in operation off and on since then. Unfortunately it is currently closed for repairs and inspections.
Angel’s Flight is on the National register of Historic Places and is LA Historic Cultural Monument #4.  You can follow the Angel’s Flight cars – Olivet and Sinai – as they “chat” with each other on twitter, and occasionally offer updates and news around DTLA.

All images from wikimedia commons

#TBT Downtown Los Angeles

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#TBT Downtown Los Angeles

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Wikimedia Commons

Throw Waaaaaaay Back. Illustration from 1895 and photo from around 1900 of downtown LA looking southwest from the old County Courthouse tower at Broadway & Temple. A lot has changed in the city since then, but you can still spot the Bradbury Building, Homer Laughlin (home to Grand Central Market), Irvine-Byrne (Pan American Lofts), and Douglas Building.

Check out this post by Los Angeles Past to learn more about the photo