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Old Posted May 16, 2012, 3:47 PM
BifRayRock BifRayRock is offline
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
The Hotel Normandie during a VERY rainy day in 1922.
It looks like the Hotel Normandie has resolved its plumbing issues and restoration is going full steam, with eta "Fall 2012."

Notice the Chapman Markets, the subject of a few recent posts.

Evidently, pedestal mounted advertising was very popular in the '20s! (Could the Knight be pointing toward "Dick" Whittington's eye-in-the-sky or future Drones? )

Circa '31
All photos courtesy of


Surrounding area ca. '56, with of course the Ambassador and "GWs" namesake. Looking N x NW.

Wilshire and Normandie Ave looking E ca. '47

Wilshire Blvd. looking E from Normandie Ave, ca. '59 (?)

Wilshire "at" Normandie ca. 56 (?)

Construction near Tishman Complex on Wilshire (near Normandie Ave.) ca. '55

and another

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