The Inglewood Fox Theatre on the 100 block is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1949 and shuttered in 1988, according to the The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation.
In its heyday, Market Street was a shopping destination. Large department stores drew shoppers from around the south L.A. region. The blue-and-white striped storefront was once a JCPenney, opened in 1955.
Decadent Decay: The city of Inglewood was founded in 1908, and virtually every architectural style since is showcased along Market Street.
[Kress] building is actually full [of tenants] now. But it took a long time, we had to lower rents.– Ari Hoffman, realtor
By turns a mainstream movie theater, adult movie theater, and church, The Miracle is becoming a cultural center for local music and art under owner Owen Smith's management.
We definitely have some really good tenants on Market Street and we're hoping that they're going to be really good anchor tenants ... we just need that to translate into people hanging on for another two years. – Samuel Peña, Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
For now, there is a wait-and-see attitude among many business owners in the district. The strip has been through many incarnations, and people are waiting to find out what shape the next will take.
All photos: Rachel Parsons