|Office Locale Update
In March of 2006, I received an email from Joe Hartley regarding the Perry Mason office location. Included were six pictures which really help to understand the neighborhood. Here are the pertinent paragraphs from Joe's message. The bracketed numbers refer to the pictures below:
 From 1995, at the right, the MWD building. The Times and City Hall can be
seen in the distance midway to the left. The distinctive tower of the MWD can be
easily seen in Picture 2.
I suppose that the office photo could have been taken from the rear of the Subway Terminal Building, but the crossing lines on Exhibit 3 are closest to the Black Building.
For a circa 1950 map of this area, visit Tom Wetzel's site here. In the map, the green block at 3rd and Broadway is the MWD. The Million Dollar Theater was in this building facing Broadway. The red block on 4th Street between Hill and Olive is the Subway Terminal building.