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Old Posted Dec 13, 2010, 6:48 AM
Los Angeles Past Los Angeles Past is offline
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Beaudry might get a kick out of this. About a year ago, he helped me locate the SRO hotel where my mother and her sister shared a room when they first moved out on their own in 1936. There were photos of the place in our family album, but I never knew exactly where it was. Beaudry looked it up in an old directory and found out that the Barker Hotel was located at... well, you can see for yourself on this linen postcard I found recently:

Here were the photos Mom had from her time at the Barker (1936-1938).

Mom was a secretarial student at Woodbury College at the time. (I still have those same art deco picture frames!)

Isn't it neat how hotel residents used to socialize like this? My how times have changed!

Enlargements of these family album photos can be viewed in my blog post about the Barker.


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