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Old Posted Aug 26, 2015, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for all the follow-ups on the Bank of America ship emblem. I'll have to keep an eye out for it on other branches.

Julius Shulman was certainly no stranger to Vermont Avenue in the early '50s. This bank of America was on the corner of N Vermont Avenue and Melbourne Avenue. The photoset is "Job 1516: Bank of America (Los Angeles, Calif.),1953".

This frontage on the Dresden Room is probably more contemporary with the matchbook that e_r posted back in post #9471.

A reverse view.

And a lovely sidewalk clock.

All from Getty Research Institute

The bank has now gone, replaced by a Christian Science Church and Sunday School, but several of the other buildings survive, like this one just across Melbourne Avenue.


On the other side of Vermont are the Hollymont Apartments.


The sidewalk clock has gone, but in case e_r thought I'd forgotten to mention the store to its left, it's still there. The store at the northern end is 1814 N Vermont, but I couldn't find a build date.

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