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Old Posted Dec 6, 2013, 11:48 AM
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While looking for old pictures of the Harrelson Block, I came across these near neighbors at the intersection of 3rd and Los Angeles Streets. On the north west corner was Sam Sharpe's hardware store. This picture is from 1932.


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Although there have been some alterations, the triangular details near the roofline make me believe that this is the same building. It now stands isolated in the corner of a parking lot.


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Across 3rd Street was the McBride Printing Company, seen here in 1926.


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Again, there have been some changes, but the roof details remain intact.


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Here's a better view of the garage to the right of McBride's. USC label 249 South Los Angeles Street as the Skinner Building. This photo was taken five years after the one of McBride's. The small two-story building on the right is still standing, but the one to its right has gone.


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e_r mentioned the Sparklett Water Company back in post #569. Here's one of their delivery trucks parked in front of the Skinner Building. The sign on the back seems the suggest that the water "Defeats Old Age", and that you should drink "8 Glasses Every Day".


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