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Old Posted Mar 30, 2013, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge View Post
The 1925 Young's Market Co. building at the SW corner of 7th and Union:


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vintage detail

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I wonder who would have been the clientele for Young's Market?

Well, just south of Young's Market on Union Ave. is the old Charleston Hotel & Apts.



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impressive old sign

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entrance

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Across from the Charleston is the old Stuart Hotel. (looking south on Union Ave.)


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a fairly nice entrance (beneath a hideous sign)

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South of the Stuart Hotel is the white and gold Cambria Union Apartments on the southeast corner of Union Ave. and Cambria Street.


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rare

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downtown Los Angeles looms in the distance

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Further down Union Ave. on the southwest corner of Union Ave. & 8th Street is another remarkable apartment building from the same time period.


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quite eclectic

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and very interesting

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Somewhere in my files I have a 1970s black & white photograph of this apartment when it was in disrepair.
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Mr. Young's customers could have come from the opposite direction as well.
This view is looking north across 7th Street on Union Ave. In the distance is the massive President Hotel and Apts. (built in 1928 and designed by architect C. Waldo Powers)


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like the Charleston, it still sports an impressive vintage sign. (I would have preferred a rooftop sign )

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I'm sure back in the day this neighborhood was 2 or 3 times as dense as it is now. Many of Young's customers would have been commuters traveling west on 7th Street from downtown Los Angeles ("Honey, would you pick up a nice brisket on your way home?")
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