Mayan and Belasco Theaters

Hill and 11th streets

Another of downtown LA’s architectural treasures, the Mayan was completed in 1927 and now is used primarily as a nightclub.

Next door to the Mayan is the Belasco Theater (photos below), which served as a church since the 1930s. Its elaborate facade is now hidden by trees. Construction of the Belasco was finished just before the Mayan, in 1926.

PHOTOS: J. Mapes