July 15, 1892
Mining millionaire and real estate developer Lewis L. Bradbury dies. Bradbury is best known for planning the construction of the eponymous Bradbury building on Broadway and Third, a Los Angeles architectural marvel and a National Historic Landmark.
The structure, which currently operates as an office building and houses the A+D Museum: Los Angeles, opened its doors in 1893 mere months after Bradbury’s death. Gorgeous iron filigree dominates its interior, making it a prime site for set locations—you may have seen it in Blade Runner, 500 Days of Summer, Chinatown, and The Artist as well as various TV shows and music videos.