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Old Posted Apr 15, 2014, 2:37 AM
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Originally Posted by HossC View Post
Thanks for posting the Masonic Hall picture and robbery story, Noircitydame, and thanks also to Hollywood Graham and Flyingwedge for the Masonic Hall follow-ups. The blade sign was edge-on in the picture I posted, so I didn't know the identity of the building.

Surprisingly, I can't find any pictures of the Subway Terminal Office branch. The address of 439 South Hill would place it about midway between the Subway Terminal Building and Fifth Street. That whole area is now a parking lot.
439 S. Hill is such a neat building, kind of lost in the shuffle between the Subway Terminal and the Title Guarantee Building. It was built for Peoples National Bank, designed 1927, but before it opened in late June 1928, Peoples had become National Bank of Commerce. Sometime between July 1930 and Feb 1933 it became (rough times for banking!) Pacific States Savings, and was up through 1937. Then by 1948 it was the Subway Terminal branch of Citizen’s National. I didn’t find any good photos of it with their signage.

LAT 7-3-27


Upper detail:

entrance detail:

Looking north from 5th, July 1928 (before Title G. replaced the California Club's building


I know we've had this shot on NLA before, looking south from 4th (439 way down the block has its National Bank of Commerce blade signage)


Last edited by Noircitydame; Apr 15, 2014 at 4:11 AM.
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