Los Angeles Railway

The Southeast Corner of Grand and 7th, 1912

Posted on: February 23, 2013 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments
Michael Patris Collection

Michael Patris Collection

C. C. Pierce, Photographer, 1572 West Pico Street, Los Angeles, Calif., Phone EX 3132. Written on the back is Negative # 7361, Dated 1912, "The S-E corner of Grand and 7th after the Main Post Office moved across the street." While there is nothing on the double tracks, it is obvious this is a trolley route and while it is difficult to detect in the photo, there is overhead trolley wire. To the left of the corner, beginning at the far left, is the Crystal Cafe and then Candy Laundry at the address 532. At 532-1/2 is the White House Photo Company, specializing in Kodak Finishing, enlarging and developing of roll film. At address 534 is the Busy Bee Lunch Room and also a window sign store. To the right of the corner is Japanese Abba Employment Office, an unnamed fine tailor shop (for ladies and gentlemen), two barber shops (one with a barber pole), the other named Dupee's Barber Shop, and a real estate office.

Michael Patris Collection

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  1. Bob Davis

    February 24, 2013

    The buildings in this photo probably didn’t last much longer. They look like the very definition of the word “ramshackle”.

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  2. JEFF ARNETT

    February 27, 2013

    I RECALL THE TWO STORY BUILDING AT 7TH AND GRAND SURVIVED FOR SOME TIME AND STOOD NEXT TO J W ROBINSON MULTI=STORY BUILDING FOR YEARS IT’S LAST LIFE WAS AS A DRESS SHOP.

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