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Old Posted Nov 10, 2015, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Roy W View Post

Many thanks HossC, ethereal_reality and tovangar2, the year was 1893 when it was opened again after a major fire in that area (stowell block)

Cali Newspaper digital record 11th Nov. 1893

Yes, that white pot, just what i thought at first glance - a spitoon!
Here are two undated pictures of the Stowell Block. The first shows members of the Los Angeles Athletic Club posing for a group portrait. We can see the signs for excursions and coal on 228, but the bar is just out of shot again.


Here's the whole Stowell Block. I found S Magnus, ticket broker, and A J Stevens, dentist, listed in the building in the 1896 CD. Incidentally, it looks like Tom Jones had taken over as proprietor of The Exchange by 1896.

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