Eastern Columbia Building
The world’s first talkie, The Jazz Singer starring Al Jonson, premiered here in 1927. Its lavish baroque interior is often used for...
This 1926 theater was built for vaudeville and has hosted such entertainers as Judy Garland, George Burns and Nat King Cole. It’s a...
This 1913 stage started out as a live theater but, sadly, is now a swap meet.
In the early 20th century, cacophonous Broadway was a glamorous shopping and theater strip, where megastars such as Charlie Chaplin...
We love it all: the hand-picked china, the vintage pyrex pots of black beans and rice, and the Brazilian owner-operator who still chefs...
849 S Broadway · interesting places nearby
Eastern Columbia Building information
Across the street from the Orpheum, this strikingly turquoise art-deco tower (1929) originally housed a clothing store and was recently converted into luxury lofts. Note the gilded sunburst pattern above the entrance and on the tower’s clock face. One-bedroom lofts rent for upwards of $3000 a month; Johnny Depp allegedly bought the penthouse for a cool $2.1 million.