Photograph of a view of Spring Street looking toward Fifth Street in Los Angeles, showing the Arcade Building and the Alexandria Hotel, ca.1953. The Arcade Building is at left and has a massive archway at center. It is a tall building and a metal fire escape can be seen on the side of the building at left. The Alexandria Hotel is at center and is a tall rectangular building that towers over the neighboring structures. At street level, many automobiles are parked along the curbs on the paved street.; Legible signs include, from left to right, "The Arcade Grill", "Delicatessen Restaurant", "Typewriters Adding Machines", "Spring Arcade Building", "Engravers Printers", "Alexandria", and "Security".