WILLIAM REAGH: Los Angeles – “Holly Hotel” (1960)

Exterior view of older apartment buildings at 330 South Spring Street, housing street-level retail stores and apartments above in Holly Hotel, in 1960. Included are Vost Leather Co.and Pioneer Dairy Lunch. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library

WILLIAM REAGH COLLECTION: “Varney Bungalow” (1965)

Exterior front view of the small two-story Varney bungalow, located on 3rd Street near Grand Avenue, in 1965. Cars are parked in the foreground. Mr. Varney had a shoe repair shop on 7th Street. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library

WILLIAM REAGH COLLECTION: “Le Sex Shoppe” (1977)

View of Le Sex Shoppe located at 5507 Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue. The storefront is completely covered with marquees and painted advertisements that read: “Books. Magazines. Film. Adult. General”; “Open 24 hrs. Books for all”; “Le Sex Shoppe”; “Adult marital aids. Novelties”; “Movie arcade .25 cents”, etc. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library