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Newly discovered building remains may be linked to old LA Times offices

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The LA Times building before the bombing

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A scene from the fire that resulted from the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910

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The aftermath of the 1910 bombing and resulting fire at the Los Angeles Times building

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Remains of the Los Angeles Times building after the 1910 bombing

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A view of the Los Angeles Times building site after its demolition following the 1910 bombing

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The third Los Angeles Times building, also located at 1st and Broadway


Construction and development towards the expansion of Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles found a possible link to Los Angeles a century ago.

Workers recently uncovered parts of a building structure near the old Los Angeles Times building of the late 19th and early 20th century. The building was destroyed in 1910 after a pro-union militant set a bomb nearby that detonated hours after the planned time. The bomb started a massive fire that took the lives of 21 people and left the Los Angeles Times offices in ruin.

Nathan Masters, a writer with USC Libraries specializing in Los Angeles history, joins us to share his perspective on whether or not the remains are from the old building and what the L.A. Times buildings at 1st and Broadway can tell us about the past. 

You can view more pictures of the old Los Angeles Times building site shot by Hunter Kerhart.


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