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Old Posted May 30, 2014, 1:23 PM
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Thanks so much for solving that mystery, GW.


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Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post
Here's the Yellow Cab Co. building in 1928, complete with roof sign.


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Back in 2011, gsjansen posted several Yellow Cab Co. images including a later view taken from a similar vantage point to the one above. That post identifies the location as the south east corner of the intersection, and comes complete with a "now" picture. Based on the topography of the area, I think the building was actually on the south west corner, which is now Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary School.


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The building below is on the north west corner of the intersection, and is just visible on the left of Tourmaline's picture above. It's also visible through the window of a Yellow Cab Co. office in a picture which can be found in the same USC set as the exterior shot above - see here.


GSV

While searching the USC archive, I found a set of pictures called "Yellow Cab driver training on Western Avenue, Southern California, 1926". The view below ties in nicely with the recent posts about the intersection of Wilshire and Western. It also shows another variant of Wilshire Boulevard stop signs.


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On the left is the James J. Donahue realty company, while partially hidden on the right is the Henry de Roulet Co. The adverts below are from the 1927 CD.


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