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Cornerspotted: Eighth and San Pedro Street in Downtown

[Before and after images via Los Angeles Public Library photo collection] Ron Cole, you've done it again, giving us not just the intersection seen in yesterday's Cornerspotter, but also the dang address! This is 783 S. San Pedro St., at Eighth Street, roughly between the Warehouse and Fashion Districts. The spot was a flophouse, then a parking lot sometime in the late 1950s, and it remains a parking lot today, although with the recent demand for Downtown housing (which has already claimed so many parking lots), one has to wonder if this spot might become housing again one day soon. (Hopefully nicer, safer housing than it was back then.)

· Hint: Where Was This Shanty-Turned-Parking-Lot in the 1950s? [Curbed LA]