Mind-Blowing Photos of Historic Los Angeles
No. 730 on the list of California’s Registered Historical Landmarks is the Old Plaza Fire House, the oldest fire station in L.A. It was designed by local architect William A. Boring and completed in 1884, serving the purpose for which it was designed until 1897. In the interim period, before becoming a fire-fighting museum in 1960, the building was used for almost every conceivable purpose – from a saloon to a Chinese market, and from a restaurant and seedy hotel to a drugstore.