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Old Posted Feb 22, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by sopas ej View Post
520 North Rossmore, 1936:

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520 North Rossmore, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011:

Photo by me

This building has a plaque in front of it, calling the building The Mauretania--"Original moderne-art deco. Built in 1934 by Milton J. Black, architect for Jack Haley - the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. Los Angeles residence of President John F. Kennedy. Home to many of L.A.'s illustrious stars and families. Owned at one time by the Ahmanson Family. Part of the preservation of Rossmore Avenue and the Larchmont area."

Apart from the landscaping and the addition of that (unnecessary) fountain and the letter "M"'s, the building looks just like in the old photo, basically. I'm not sure if that's its original color, though. I wish the guy wasn't there playing with his dog, but I wasn't gonna tell him to get out of the shot.

This is an excellent before/after photo sopas_ej. I hope you do more of them!

p.s. I like the kid and his dog.
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