Photograph (streetscape, horizontal photography) of the exterior view of the Pekin Curio Store in Los Angeles Plaza, ca.1909. The two-story building, constructed of wood and brick, has three dormers on its inclined shingled roof. A flagpole stands at the peak of the roof on the left side of the building. The arcade, supported by wooden columns, provides cover for people to window shop or access the three different shops. A large clock hangs under the covered balcony. Several signs displayed in front of the stores have Chinese writing. The "Pekin Curio Store" sign on the left side of the building has a picture of a dragon. The unpaved street is empty.; Legible signs include: "...ura", "...a, ...ant, ...ort orders", "bill fare: fried chicken 25¢, ... house steak 25¢, sirloin steak 20¢, rib steak 20¢, ..., every Sunday, special dishes and orders", "the Pekin Curio Store, 520", "entrance next door", "Chais B. Laiyou", "Kim Yuen & Co., 518", "Tai Sang, Hing Kee & Co.", "514".; "The Lugo Adobe, said to have been built in the 1840s by Don Vicente Lugo, was one of the very few two-story houses in the pueblo of Los Angeles. In 1867, Lugo donated this house on the Plaza to St. Vincent's School (forerunner of Loyola University). From the 1880s until it was razed in 1951, the building was occupied by the Chinese. Location: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, SE corner Los Angeles and Alameda Sts, Los Angeles." -- unknown author.