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Old Posted Mar 11, 2011, 7:58 PM
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An Abbreviated History of L.A. Ice Cream

I noticed in sopas's post below (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3182) that Currie's replaced Chapman's as ice-cream purveyor in the Coliseum Hotel. Chapman's seeming to be the older company based on available pictures, I wondered if Currie's absorbed Chapman's at some point, but I couldn't find any info about it online.


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Chapman's on Lake Avenue, Pasadena, 1920s


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Ahren's Kitchen and a Chapman's at Larchmont and Beverly, mid-'30s. (Note what appear to be downtown-style street
signs on the lampposts.)



And some Currie's around the county:

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NE corner of Sunset and Highland; new lamps, more wires by the late '30s



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1521 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello

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2401 E. Brooklyn Ave., Boyle Heights

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2220 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank


http://www.flickr.com/photos/33400108@N04/4134931466/



Was this woman a chain, or did she move around?
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"The Freezer"... another chain? Two different addresses.... The name of the ice cream seems
to be "SP-something." Any ideas?
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3641 what?
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