View Single Post
  #2441  
Old Posted Jan 7, 2011, 3:29 PM
GaylordWilshire's Avatar
GaylordWilshire GaylordWilshire is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,649
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
The Metropolitan Building at the northwest corner of 5th & Broadway in 1938.


usc digital archive

Can any one tell me what's going on with the sign at the top of this building?
The top part looks like a silhouette from Dante's Inferno.

First--I'm confused by the picture below. In spite of the sign, this doesn't appear to be the same building as the one in your pic above, ethereal:
LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044405.jpg


But as far as the building in your pic goes, here another shot of it--can't make out what the rooftop sign says--the rooftop sign is for Wrigley's spearmint gum; Owl Drugs is there (also with a different sign):

LAPL http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics18/00018578.jpg


Foreman & Clark--the "World's Largest Upstairs Clothiers"--moved at some point to Hill & 7th:

LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033893.jpg


But it's the company's branches that are most intriguing--6353 Hollywood Blvd, 1947 rendering and now:
LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033891.jpg

Google Street View

Google Street View


5657 Wilshire Blvd
LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033889.jpg

Well, the massing suggests that this could possibly be the same building, heavily remodeled:
Google Street View



And are these still standing?

Burbank:
LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033887.jpg
LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033888.jpg

Pomona:
LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033890.jpg

Last edited by GaylordWilshire; Sep 11, 2018 at 11:37 AM.
Reply With Quote