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Old Posted Feb 14, 2012, 6:04 AM
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I recently found these snapshots of a construction site at 1250 N. Main Street dated 1943.


ebay




ebay





below: I googled the address and found the building still intact at N. Main & Elmyra Street.


google street view





google street view







below: Across Elmyra Street from the Kelite Building is the William Mead Housing Project (415 units, 1942) built on the former site
of the Southern Refining & Amalgamated Oil Company (1900-1924). In other words it was built on toxic waste.



google street view







below: Many of the units in the William Mead Homes feature attractive corner windows.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mead_Homes






below: Aerial of the Kelite Building at 1250 N. Main Street (above the 'teardrop' A) and the neighboring William Mead Homes.
In this view Elmyra Street turns into Cardinal Street at the curve.


google street view






below: Noirish alert !

By pure coincidence, the construction snapshots I found on ebay led me to the site of a body dump (the same year as the 'Black Dahlia' murder).
A mail clerk stumbled across the naked body of 21 year old Rosenda Mondragon at North Main and Elmyra Street on the morning of July 8th 1947.


below: Information on the Rosenda Mondragon murder.



Michael Newton



below: Looking south on North Main toward the intersection with Elmyra Street (the site of the body dump).


http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntylaurie/3352350210/

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