Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm
I thought for sure this must be somewhere in Palms, but as you might expect I turned up nothing in the 1938 telephone directory. Still, from the visible rise in terrain it looks as if it could be somewhere along Exposition Boulevard where the PE line ran and the Expo ROW and the 10 freeway run today.
You wouldn't think this sort of thing would be so hard to nail down, since there ought to be print ads and other ephemera that somebody has put online by now.
Agree with you, because this looks like a trade advertisement for insulation, or the insulation co. underwrote the advertisement. Don't think the Co. would have spent $20 for a business that no one could find - to check out the promoted acoustical benefits.
Had it been a direct ad for the camp, you would think an address other than Los Angeles, might have been added. But, there are plenty of cards without specific addresses. The card depicts the shadow of a utility pole, but does not establish what we all take for granted, plumbing, electric and telephone service.
Documentation for the Palms Tourist Camp
, owned by Frank Williams
, and a business called The Palms Realty Company
ought to be available through usual sources, i.e., CD and newspapers. But given the year provided by the source, "1932", anything was possible. The business could have been short lived and never made it into the CD, or there was a name change or a name misprint. It's also possible that the business was somewhere in LA County, but far outside the city. Hear tell
there were palm trees and tourists in the surrounding communities too, including someplace called Palm Springs.
If I were to buy real estate, I'd look for a tall pointy roofline! (But without a single palm in the photo, I'm suspicious!)
CC Albright & Co. 1922
(Uncertain address. 252 N. Western Ave SE corner of Beverly and Western see below or 5910 Hollywood Blvd or even an office on Spring Street)
The lack of a specific address for a realty business is understandable in this instance. But where are the palms?
Circa 1890 (Plenty of room for an auto camp as soon as someone invents the car, fuel and mechanics to fix them! Enough business to support two shooting ranges?