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!
Oddly enough, this distinctly Chinese-inspired building (shown in the above 1939 photo) once housed a place to find rare Native American artifacts as well as those from the Asian continent. Built in the 1920s, it was privately owned for almost two decades, and housed not only galleries and an auditorium, but also the residence of the owner. Think you know where this building was? Let us know in the comments!
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