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Old Posted Sep 13, 2009, 2:08 AM
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VERY cool photos, ethereal!

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
A beautiful art deco Ralph's. 1949
Does anyone know where this was located (sopas_ej?)

Judging by the very unique, distinctive bases of the lamp posts and the stenciled street sign on the curb, this is somewhere on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills...

Just now, looking at a book I have, it says that it was at the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Crescent Drive. It was designed by Stiles O. Clements, who also designed, among other notable buildings, the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, the Wiltern and our beloved, long-ago demolished Richfield building in downtown LA. The picture in the book I have is black-and-white and small, so, this color photo is really amazing to me.
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