Masking the heritage and geography of l. a. and Pasadena among 1900 and 1950, the gathering of over two hundred classic postcards compiled during this new quantity deals a different glimpse into turn-of-the-century southern California. As communique by means of postcards grew to become well known within the overdue nineteenth century, those that acquired them have been provided a unprecedented view of the "right right here, at once" point that basically postcard images may perhaps supply. From the earliest pictures of the Angels' Flight in l. a., to the event of Roses parades gliding down Colorado road, the authors have fun the heritage of those attractive towns during the own medium of classic postcards.
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Its fireplace get away ladders from best flooring to highway are in particular seen. (Published through Curt Teich, Chicago. ) BALTIMORE resort. advertisements itself as “absolutely fireproof,” the Baltimore resort was once positioned on East 5th highway close to major. A modest lodge, it was once the vacation spot of many iciness viewers within the early years. it really is ironic that the Baltimore may still undergo a $500,000 hearth in 1990; it was once vacant and approximately to be renovated for low-income housing. This card indicates it in 1914, whilst the cardboard was once despatched. (Published via E. H. Hess & W. J. Colopy. ) lodge BROADWAY. situated within the Civic heart contrary the corridor of files and Courthouse, inn Broadway claimed to supply “comfort with no extravagance” it its 350 rooms. at the eu plan, it was once close to the best Broadway purchasing. It provided a loose autobus to satisfy all trains. All this price $1. 00 in line with day—and up. (No writer given. ) resort LEE. Occupying a nook at 6th and Figueroa, inn Lee offers an unprepossessing visual appeal. basically five-stories excessive and found 5 blocks west of the most enterprise sector of downtown, it was once most likely a resort for touring salesmen or transients. The postcard used to be despatched in 1926 through a correspondent who stated, “Spent Sat. and sunlight. at this place—enjoyed it quite a bit here…I have had an excellent journey. ” (Published by means of E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee. ) lodge LANKERSHIM. one in all Los Angeles’large advertisement motels within the downtown region, resort Lankershim was once positioned at 7th and Broadwy. This scene incorporates a part of Broadway having a look south to the fitting; Spring road and the monetary district are off to the left. From the automobiles parked on the reduce, it's going to seem to be early within the Twenties. (No writer given. ) THE ALVARADO resort. equipped at 6th and Alvarado Streets at the east aspect of Westlake Park, the Alvarado used to be well-known for “the stately palms—most appealing in California. ” A row of fingers prolonged the size of the resort within the freeway alongside Alvarado road. The lake in Westlake Park was once well known as a leisure spot for boating. (Published via M. Rieder, la. ) lodge STILLWELL. positioned on Grand street among 8 and 9th, the Stillwell is an outdated inn that is fairly simple yet supplies the looks of practicality and comfort. Its 232 rooms provide the most important facilities. although marketed as fireproof, its hearth get away ladders are remarkable. (Published through E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee. ) resort FIGUEROA. This “friendly” resort used to be initially a YWCA. Its 285 rooms are embellished in Spanish colonial, with wildly designed hand-painted doorways, elevators, and ceilings, and attended via large potted vegetation and masses wrought iron. it truly is positioned at 939 S. Figueroa road at Olympic side road. In 1951 while this card was once despatched, the advertisements boasted of four hundred newly adorned, cozy, open air rooms, new espresso store, eating room, and loose parking. (Published via MWM, Aurora, Missouri. ) WESTMINSTER lodge. A grand outdated inn outfitted sooner than 1890, the Westminster survived prior the center of the twentieth century. It used to be at the northeast nook of Fourth and major Streets, and was once finally torn down and changed via a carpark.