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Old Posted Mar 31, 2019, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post

Mystery Adobe

Can anyone figure out...who lived in, [or] what business was located in the adobe building? (I don't know where to put my commas)


It's obviously in the process of being torn down. ( there is some writing on it, but I can't read it)
Here's your mystery adobe. Murray & Ready was an employment agency at 127-129 S Los Angeles Street, although I can only find them there in the 1906 CD.

"View of the residence of Don Agustine (Augustine) Olvera on the corner of Los Angeles Street and Marchesault Street, ca.1880"

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From the description:

Photograph of the residence of Don Agustine (Augustine) Olvera on the corner of Los Angeles and Marchesault streets, ca.1880. Built by Don Tiburcio Tapia in 1854(?--source Bill Mason lists Tapia as having died in 1847), the long, one-story house appears to be engaging in commercial interests: café tables are visible beneath its covered porch, at one of which several people are sitting. Signs adorn the outside of the house and read "Murray & Ready", "Other Offices", "Sohombres", "If your [...] call me early [...] for to morrow [...]". Both streets are unpaved. Telephone poles are visible to the front and side of the house, and man riding a bicycle can be seen at the extreme left with is back to the camera. The site would later become the location of the Mexican Methodist Church and Clinic.
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