Historic Core/Gallery Row Bounded by Broadway, Third, Main and Ninth Streets, this fascinating district offers a glimpse into the city's storied past via a collection of stunning pre-1930s buildings that once served as the center of LA entertainment, business and retail. From the late 1890s to the early 1930s, visitors could ride streetcars to the major department stores, catch live entertainment at the vaudeville and theater houses, or stroll bustling Broadway in their Sunday best. Ultimately, Angelenos moved further from the city center and the historic heart of the city fell into neglect. Today, its classic buildings are being converted into lofts, workspaces, restaurants, galleries, clubs, boutiques and designer shops. A group of a dozen theaters has been designated the Broadway Theater District. Several have been restored and are used regularly for live events.