Old Sears building on Soto and Olympic in LA

Old Sears building on Soto in LA

Old Sears building on Soto & Olympic in East Los Angeles

Most people pass this building everyday on their way to work and forget it’s history. Built in 1927 for their mail order department, it stands tall as a gateway into East Los Angeles. Sears used it until 1992, when it was sold and now sits vacant (although there’s still a Sears on the ground floor). Some locals say it’s haunted, but what old building isn’t! 😉


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  • Ed

    Don’t know were you have been for the last 10 years but this Sears is still OPEN and doing Business

    • RayAdmin

      Yes I know, that’s why I say in the paragraph under the picture that
      “there’s still a Sears on the ground floor”.

      • Big Dave

        Is there any abandoned or working photos of this building? I used to shop here with my Mom as a kid and always thought this place was cool. The smell of popcorn and the size of the building always made me treasure of visits. As a kid I guess we were at the best place to shop

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