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Globe Theatre/Garland Building

In 1913, during a time when most theatres on Broadway were being built as venues for vaudeville acts, theatrical producer Oliver Morosco opened the Morosco Theatre. His theatre was unusual in that it accommodated full-scale dramatic productions.

The noted architecture firm Morgan, Walls & Morgan, designed the building, including the office tower, while the interior of the theatre was the work of Alfred F. Rosenheim. The Beaux Art style building is eleven stories tall with a façade of glazed brick and terra cotta ornamentation.

The current marquee dates back to the 1940s when the theatre began showing newsreels and its name was changed to “The Globe.” However, the word “Morosco” can still be spotted behind the marquee. The original marble staircase and plaster decorations of cherubs, garland, and theatrical masks can still be viewed inside the theatre.

The theatre later showed Spanish-language films until it closed in the 1980s. In 1987, the theatre floor was leveled. For many years, the lobby was used as retail space and the auditorium was used as a nightclub. It was recently renovated and reopened as a nightclub and live entertainment venue.

Garfield Building
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Garfield Building

This twelve-story structure gracefully combines Art Deco geometry and the floral swirl of the Art Nouveau style.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

North Broadway Bridge

Completed in 1911, the North Broadway Bridge represents Los Angeles' aspirations as a metropolis at the turn of the century.
Belmont High School. Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Belmont High School

Belmont High School garnered national attention for the role it, along with four other Los Angeles high schools, played in the East L.A. Chicano Student Walkouts (Blowouts) of March 1968. In the 1990s, Belmont High was one of the nation's largest schools with over 5,000 students.