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  • Los Angeles Times, October 31, 1999, Sunday, Home Edition

L.A. THEN AND NOW: A SOCIALIST WHO ALMOST WAS MAYOR

by CECILIA RASMUSSEN

Long a decaying reminder of a former age's optimistic elegance, the Higgins Building on the southwest corner of 2nd and Main streets, currently being renovated, stands as one of downtown Los Angeles' temples of triumph and tragedy.

When copper magnate Thomas Higgins built his 10-story showpiece in 1910, Main Street was an avenue of fine hotels, the city's best social clubs and theaters. The Higgins Building towered above all with its marble-lined hallways, high ceilings and wrought-iron elevator doors.

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    Los Angeles Times, October 31, 1999, Sunday, Home Edition L.A. THEN AND NOW: A SOCIALIST WHO ALMOST WAS MAYOR by CECILIA RASMUSSEN Long a decaying reminder of a former age's optimistic elegance, the Higgins Building on the southwest corner of 2nd and Main streets, currently being renovated, stands as one of downtown Los Angeles' temples of triumph and tragedy. When copper magnate Thomas Higgins built his 10-story showpiece in 1910, Main Street was an avenue of fine hotels, the city's best social clubs and theaters. The Higgins Building towered above all with its marble-lined hallways, high ceilings and wrought-iron elevator doors.

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