Welcome to Cornerspotter, a weekly Curbed game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Los Angeles and its past!
The LA Department of Water and Power was not responsible for the act of nature documented here. This 1940s-era photo shows a part of Los Angeles that was no stranger to flooding at the time (and before). The post office pictured here, formerly a bank, looks like it might only have been accessible via the crawl. The building itself survived and exists today, though it's no longer functioning as a hub for mail. We bet malts aren't 10 cents anymore either.
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