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Remains of old bombed-out LA Times building found? (archival photos)

Bombed-out building of the Los Angeles Times at First Street and Broadway 1910.
Bombed-out building of the Los Angeles Times at First Street and Broadway 1910.
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Bombed-out building of the Los Angeles Times at First Street and Broadway 1910.
Almost-cleared site at First Street and Broadway where the Los Angeles Times Building was bombed Oct. 1910.
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Bombed-out building of the Los Angeles Times at First Street and Broadway 1910.
Los Angeles Times building after the bombing that took place October 1, 1910. Work crew and firemen can be seen cleaning up the rubble at First Street and Broadway.
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Bombed-out building of the Los Angeles Times at First Street and Broadway 1910.
The press room of the Los Angeles Times Building at First Street and Broadway after the bombing.
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Bombed-out building of the Los Angeles Times at First Street and Broadway 1910.
A bomb exploded in an alley adjacent to the LA Times building known as "Ink Alley" October 1, 1910 at 1:07 a.m.. The south wall facing Broadway Street collapsed, the blast weakened the second floor, which also collapsed under the weight of its machines, onto the first floor, in turn, falling into the basement.
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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.