Monday, August 20, 2007
Cecilia Rasmussen of the L.A. Time wrote a wonderful article about Pershing Square, full of history and anecdotes, with a digression on the original Rin Tin Tin. She made short work of the post WWII era, when the parks was "brutally excavated . . . Auto ramps replaced cypress trees . . . The site was covered with concrete and topped with a thin layer of lawn."
I'm glad I don't remember that. But in addition to Rasmussen's piece, here are links to Pershing Square stories and even more pictures: