The Hollywood Flower Pot in 1920. One source said that the shop was once located at 1124 N. Vine Street while another source said it was located at 1100 N. Vine, which would have been the corner of Vine St. and Santa Monica Blvd. (LAPL 00042105)
The Hollywood Storage Co. Building, located at 1025 N. Highland Ave at the corner Highland and Santa Monica Blvd. Back in the day, the building housed radio station KMTR, which belonged to the Los Angeles Evening Herald at the time. Photo is from November of 1929.
A barber shop believed to have once been located at 919 1/2 West 6th St. in Los Angeles. Circa 1920s.
People enjoying the obstacle golf course (miniature golf) on the front lawn of the Hotel Huntington in the 1920s. Photographer: Farciot Edouart / LAPL 00036087
April showers caused flooded streets in Los Angeles on April 4 and 5, 1926. Over 2.20 inches of rain fell on April 4, flooding a number of downtown intersections with over two feet of water. The heavy rains also washed out train routes and flooded basements throughout Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale. Above photo: Mariposa and 6th […]
A 1920s couple on the go…poses on Mt. Lowe…near a patch of snow.
Golfing class at the Long Beach Polytechnic High School sometime in the late 1920s. A marching band practices in the background.
A flapper dancing the Charleston at the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm in the 1920s. And, yes, she’s sporting her own ostrich feathers, too. (USC Archive)
Photos of a teenager named Betty Bradley and her pet deer “Bennie” (sometimes spelled “Benny”) in 1927. Bennie was said to be the former pet of Mexican bandit Pancho Villa, and was given to Bradley as a gift when she visited Mexico with her parents. Villa had died in 1923. In 1926-27, Bennie and Betty appeared together on local radio station KHJ. […]
The El Patio Auto Laundry, circa 1927, was located at 260 S. Vermont Street. It was owned by B.K. Gillespie, who is credited with coming up with the super service station concept. By 1928, Gillespie and other investors started a chain of super centers under the Gillespie Automobile Laundry System name. One of these early backers was Will […]