Excavation has unearthed the downtown remains of structure that could be the old Los Angeles Times building that was blown up by militant unionists more than a century ago.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the site at the northeast corner of North Broadway and West First Street might contain the basement or foundation of the building that was gutted by a dynamite blast in 1910. At least 20 people were killed in the blast and fire on Oct. 1, 1910.
Old photos posted online by history buffs show an odd diagonal slant to the discovered structure that also existed in the former Times building.
The bomb was planted by labor organizers unhappy with the paper's anti-union practices.
The site is being developed as an extension of Grand Park.