Motivated by yesterday's fun video of Broadway shot in the 1980s, Los Angeles photographer Robert Pacheco sent along his photo essay of Downtown in the 1970s. In his black-and-white images, Broadway looks more like an aging eastern city, or perhaps a street scene in Latin America. Pacheco also was the photographer chosen in 2001 to document Miracle Mile for the Central Library's Neighborhood Projects series. Those pics, also B&W, can be viewed here.
Photo: Robert Pacheco