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Old Posted Apr 18, 2015, 5:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Back in 1930, the Swanfeldt Tent and Awning Co was on the corner of N Figueroa and Boston Streets. I think it's just visible on the left of the picture above.

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I like the little swan design on the awning.

Detail of picture above.

Here is the company's listing from the 1932 CD.


I've had a look at Historic Aerials, and it looks like the building survived the construction of the nearby freeways, although the Swanfeldt Awning Co had moved to 7706 Melrose Avenue by 1956, and 501 N Figueroa had been taken over by the Transparent Shade Co. The site is now part of the Orsini Apartments.

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