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Looking south from the Continental Village at Crossroad's opening in 1936. Note the Blessed Sacrament Church Tower, which has since been replaced. European architecture in Crossroads' Continental Village on its opening in 1936. The Crossroads east courtyard looking north from Sunset Blvd.  Note the Barber of Seville shop on the right. Crossroads as seen from across the street, including a beautiful 1930's light fixture. The Middle Eastern building, once a Mexican restaurant. Security Pacific Collection/Los Angeles Public Library A cafe was originally housed at the rear of Crossroad's central A rarely seen photo at the back of Crossroads Continental Village, where there once was a pastry shop. Security Pacific Collection/Los Angeles Public Library The iconic 1936 photo of Crossroads and John Macsoud's men's store. Security Pacific Collection/Los Angeles Public Library The northern view of Crossroads' Continental Village. The large eucalyptus tree fell into the Crossroads parking lot during the heavy rains of December 2005. A view of Crossroads' Continental Village and the 1574 building. Visitors strolling through the eastern part of the complex, where Alfred Hitchcock once had his offices. In the late 1930's, surrey rides were available to tour Crossroads. Courtesy of Jim Heimann Pleasant strolling and dining at Crossroads. Courtesy of Jim Heimann A view of Crossroads' Continental Cafe and Lounge. A cup of coffee was a nickel, all cocktails under a dollar, and sandwiches 40¢. Courtesy of Jim Heimann The original neon sign and offices at the rear of the Crossroads complex. Courtesy of Jim Heimann A view of offices on the east side of the Continental Village from Selma Ave. Courtesy of Jim Heimann Crossroads visitors strolling by the Barber of Seville. Courtesy of Jim Heimann This view of Crossroads' Continental Cafe highlights the complex's trees and open space. Courtesy of Jim Heimann The Middle Eastern building in the center of the Crossroads complex once housed a Mexican restaurant, complete with strolling mariachis. Courtesy of Jim Heimann
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These three photos were taken in December 2005, when the machinery powering Crossroads' revolving globe needed to be replaced.
Two cranes were used to position the one-ton globe atop the 60-foot tower after repairs were complete.

The Sunset Blvd. view of Crossroads in 1977
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