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Matthews & Wamsley, Glendora
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photo reproduced by Zephyr.
Glendora was founded on April 1, 1887 by George D. Whitcomb and was officially incorporated as a City in 1911. In the mid-1930s, nearly all of the city's 4,500 acres of land were cultivated for citrus fruit; by the late 1950s agriculture had given way to large-scale residential development. As of 2006, population of the city known as the "Pride of the Foothills" was estimated at 51,608.
Two men standing on either side of the Matthews & Wamsley grocery store doorway look toward the horse-drawn buggies that are "parked" along the street in front of the red brick building; one of the men appears to be blowing his nose. The sign above the doorway reads: "Matthews & Wamsley - Groceries Feed Wood & Coal". This general store was located on the southwest corner of Glendora and Meda Avenues.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Glendora-Shops and stores
Matthews & Wamsley (Glendora, Calif.)
Horse-drawn vehicles--California--Glendora
Stores & shops--California--Glendora
Grocery stores--California--Glendora
Glendora (Calif.)

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