Archiving Angeles (AA): Chamber Cornerstone

11:48 am in History by Jason Burns


Architecture was more about civic pride than individual ego. It was a testament to the men and the mark they would leave on a city. It was their Los Angeles legacy.

On this day, it was the cornerstone laying ceremony at the Chamber of Commerce Building at First & Broadway. Spectators, dressed in their finest, came to see the marching band. They came to witness history in the making.

The year was 1903.

Photo from the USC Digital Archive

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