Originally Posted by ethereal_reality
I really like this century old building at 1727 North Spring Street at Aurora Street.
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e_r, you did it again...read my mind, that is. I'm very interested in this odd older section of industrial L.A., just South of the "Cornfield". In fact I made a point of exploring these streets while taking some friends on a long urban walk around DTLA a few weeks ago, and took some photos of this very building. I don't know when it was built, but sure would like to. Several in this neighborhood are from the late 1800's.
A close up of the doorway. Very nice.
The side of the building, as seen from Aurora St. Sadly, an idiot tagger got to it.
I don't know why but I like the way "RECEIVING" is stenciled above the door, and the look of the 103 numerals on the green door.
Behind this group of buildings, facing the Cornfield, are some very old railway tracks. Clearly, these were a spur line that passed by the loading docks on the buildings. Walking around there one sees that the owners and tenants have chosen to preserve, even showcase these old tracks.
The Cornfield was home to River Station, one of L.A.'s earliest railway stations -- perhaps the first -- I'm not sure. The Pacific Hotel stood on the grounds of the Cornfield. It's gone now of course, but its location is outlined in the park. The Cornfield is a very pleasant place, and the Gold Line cars heading back and forth on the Pasadena line maintain the "railway" feeling.