Photograph of a view of commercial Main Street in Los Angeles, showing the Grand Central Hotel, 1888. The dirt lanes of Main Street run diagonally through the image from the lower right to the left background, dotted by horse-drawn carriages and trolley cars. The street is bordered on both sides by parked carriages and two- to three-story commercial buildings, which are constructed primarily in the Second Empire style of architecture. Men and women stand along the sidewalks that edge each side of the street. The elaborate structure of the Grand Central Hotel sits at the center of the image.; Legible signs, from left to right, include: "Southern California Insurance Company", "Santa Fe Route", "[Furn]iture, Carpets, Paper, Bedd[ing]", "Saratoga Restaurant", "Grand Central Hotel", and "St. Charle[s]".