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Old Posted Jan 13, 2014, 3:02 AM
Lorendoc Lorendoc is offline
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Los Angeles Soap Company

Originally Posted by Retired_in_Texas View Post
Okay E.R. have you any info on the nature of this building's original tenants? I cannot clearly make out the first of the two names at the center of the building. One is obviously "Bergin" the first has the first couple of characters in a shadow and hard to make out.
ha, a taste of my own medicine. I did not see HossC's post just above this one.

The first name is Forthmann. In the 1909 city directory, the Los Angeles Soap company was at 633 E. 1st St. (today a parking lot). J. A. Forthmann was the president, J.J. Bergin was VP/sec and C.B. Bergin was assistant sec.
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