There are many interesting buildings within blocks of USC. These are not the best photos, as they were taken from a car, but I thought it would be fun to share a couple. (Click to enlarge.)
The beautiful building below is the Automobile Club of Southern California, located at the corner of Figueroa and Adams.
The building was designed in the style of a Spanish cathedral, and serves as the Club's Los Angeles District Office. I believe it also houses the Auto Club's archives.
Across the street from the Auto Club is St. Vincent de Paul Church. The church was built in 1924, paid for by the Doheny Family. The Doheny Family also built USC's Doheny Memorial Library which opened 75 years ago next month.
The Doheny Family bought surrounding property and had the church built angled to the corner to ensure that no other buildings would ever obscure the view of the church. (They weren't counting on buses...)