La Arcada Lions
March Edness has come in like a lion. These big cats, their tails, and the castle they're guarding are not on a gate like the gryphons seen in the other Edness picture shown yesterday. The lions are on an arch above the entry to La Arcada, the little shopping haven in the middle of the block behind the corner of Figueroa and State Streets. The website for La Arcada states that the lion and castle motif was taken from original artwork on a building dating back to 1927.
There are three entrances to La Arcada. While each entrance has a plaque commemorating Myron Hunt the architect, only the Figueroa and State Entrances have lions. The Museum side entrance only has a sign.
The images of the lions and the castle are used heavily in La Arcada marketing material. The design however, has not embedded itself into the heads and minds of local citizenry. Very few eager and able March Edness contestants were able to locate this picture, and the lion's share of points went to a select few.
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