|Hazard’s Pavilion in 1895, on the northeast corner of Fifth and Olive. Central Park is at the right.|
|A meeting in Hazard’s Pavilion in 1903.|
On February 3, 1903, at Hazard’s Pavilion in Los Angeles, boxer Jack Johnson won his first title, as the “Negro heavyweight champion.”
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|The Auditorium was constructed in 1906 on the site of Hazard’s. It was designed by Charles F. Whittlesey.|
|The building was not known as the Philharmonic Auditorium until after the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra moved there in 1920.|
|Retouching daytime photographs to make them appear to have been taken at night was a popular custom among postcard-makers in this era. The same moon, clouds and stars show up in many other cards as well.|
|This is a more natural view, even though the ubiquitous power and telephone lines have been brushed out of the photo. Air-conditioning in those days consisted of canopies and opened windows.|
|Stiles O. Clements designed the 1938 remodeling of the building.|
This photo from the Los Angeles Public Library collection was taken in 1984.
The site, catercorner from the Biltmore Hotel, is today a parking lot.