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March 7, 2024 - Thursday - Today we were in Los Angeles to see a couple of landmarks.  Our first destination was the Herald Examiner Building on Broadway.  William Randolph Hearst commissioned Julia Morgan to design the Examiner building in 1913 to house his sixth newspaper, the Los Angeles Examiner.  Morgan was Californiaís first licensed female architect and one of the most influential architects in the state.  The Examiner building was the first large-scale project she would design for Hearst.  Morganís other works commissioned by Hearst include the Hearst Castle in San Simeon and Marion Daviesí Estate in Santa Monica.  Closer to home for us, she also designed the YWCA building that now houses the Riverside Art Museum.

The main lobby is the only area we had access to.  As we were leaving we found out that a tour of the whole building can be arranged in advance, but that information came too late for us.  Judging from the cars in the picture below, this photograph was probably taken shortly after it opened.

For lunch we stopped at the second landmark of the day, Langer's Deli.  Opened in 1947 with just 12 seats, Langer's is truly a legendary institution in Los Angeles, and is home to  the world famous #19 pastrami sandwich!

Judy had their open-faced hot roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy.  She also ordered a chocolate malt.

I had their famous #19 sandwich, which is extra lean pastrami, Swiss cheese, a cushion of coleslaw with Russian dressing between two slices of rye bread.

Both sandwiches were big and delicious, and we left without any doggie bags.

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