Arcade Building

Broadway and Spring Street, between 5th and 6th streets

A classic building on Broadway, the arcade extends through to Spring Street. Today it is bustling with activity, having dozens of retail stalls selling toys, clothing, and trinkets.


This view of the Arcade Building shows the tower that once supported the antenna of the radio station KRKD ("RKD" = Arcade). Aimee Semple MacPherson preached her message to thousands of eager Angelenos.

Arcade Theater

The Arcade Theater, next door to the Arcade Building, opened as the Pantages Theater in 1910.

PHOTOS: 1920s postcard (top); J. Mapes