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Globe Theatre: Garland Building

740-748 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014 | map |

The Globe Theatre pages:  history | vintage exterior views | recent exterior views | lobby areas | recent auditorium views | earlier auditorium views | attic | backstage | basement | garland building |


The Garland Building getting rehabbed as creative office space. The architect for the project is Omgivning. Photo: Bill Counter - July 2018



A view from the south. Photo: Bill Counter - July 2018



The building in 2017 after the tenants were evicted from the storefronts. Thanks to Mike Hume for his photo. Head to his Historic Theatre Photography site for tech info and many fine photos of the theatres he's explored in Los Angeles and elsewhere. And don't miss his page on the Globe Theatre.



A 2015 shot taken when the storefronts were still occupied. The event was the initial concert in the reopened theatre. Thanks to Ken McIntyre for finding this one for a post on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles.



Lettering above the office building entrance. Inside it's just a narrow sliver of an elevator lobby with stairs at the far end. Thanks to Sean Ault for his 2017 photo.



One of the grotesques on the facade. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



The view down on top of the world from the roof of the Garland Building. Thanks to Hunter Kerhart for this 2014 photo and the many others appearing on this page. Keep up with his recent explorations: on Facebook | HunterKerhart.com | on Flickr



West on 8th from the roof of the Chapman Building, just south of the Garland. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



The view south toward the Eastern Columbia Building and the United Artists Theatre/Ace Hotel beyond. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Looking northwest. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Looking out onto the roof from the Garland's elevator penthouse. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014 



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014  


 
Elevator equipment. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014 



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
More Otis elevator gear. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014 



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Starting to head down from the equipment room. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
North on Broadway toward 7th. The columns we see at the right are the two upper floors of the Garland Building. The reddish building beyond Ross is the State Theatre. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



South on Broadway. The terracotta at the left is the upper part of the Chapman Building, just south of the Garland. Note the vertical sign of the Tower theatre. At the right is the Hamburger's / May Co. department store building. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014  



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Elevators -- and a vandalized mail chute. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



 Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



 Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014


 
Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



 Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



The lobby view on the 3rd floor looking toward Broadway. The display frames have signs suggesting you check out the films at the Rialto Theatre. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014

The floor numbering: It's European style with Floor 1 being the first office floor, not street level.



The lobby on the 3rd floor looking east toward the stairs. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



Looking in to the space on the 3rd floor from the elevator lobby. This area was formerly used as a Mexican Wax Museum. Broadway is off to the right. At the far end there are restrooms. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014

Off to the left at the far end is a fire exit leading to the top of the Globe Theatre 2nd balcony. The stairway there gets you down to the south exit passageway beside the theatre and out to the alley.



Looking back toward the elevators on the 3rd floor. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014



A closer look at the museum's boxoffice. The elevator bank is beyond the grate. In the boxoffice is still a fire permit for 1975 showing Metropolitan Theatres as operator. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



A fuse box on the 3rd floor -- with a marble interior. Photo: Bill Counter - 2014



Light fixtures from the lobby of the Globe Theatre. They were stashed up here on the 3rd floor when the lobby was converted to retail space. Photo: Hunter Kerhart - 2014. Thanks, Hunter!

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