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Old Posted Nov 11, 2014, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post
A little history of the northeast corner of 3rd and La Brea...


According to the Westdale Homeowners' Association,

"At Barrington and National was Paul J. Howard's Flowerland Nursery. It was a huge and beautiful nursery. Mr. Howard had moved his nursery from 3rd and La Brea to this location as he felt there was a great future here in the outskirts of Los Angeles.... 'Colonial Corners' was the name given to the intersection of National and Barrington when Howard's Nursery started in 1940.


Meanwhile, back at 3rd and La Brea... after Howard's nursey decamped, it sounds like there might have been some temporary uses during the war and postwar years such as a "public hiring hall" in 1949. And then...



Which was taken over by Irv White, who owned Beverly Buick (see http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7523)...

Which, as we've seen, gave way to the bigger Ralphs...



1940 - "Flowerland" opening celebration.














http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../95771/rec/252




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../95771/rec/252










































1933 RR
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