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Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Foster and Kleiser Company
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Harry B. Carpenter founded the Carpenter's chain with his brother Charles and operated many locations in Los Angeles including: Sunset and Vine, Wilshire and Western, Wilshire and La Cienega, Wilshire and Vine, Pico and Vermont, Silver Lake and Glendale and Sunset and Virgil. In 1936, after separating from his brother, Charles E. Carpenter opened three Carpenter's Cafes. A transitional project Carpenter's Village (606 E. Colorado in Glendale) combined a Rite Spot Cafe and Carpenter's drive-in. Next he opened the Rite Spot Cafe in Pasadena, located at 1500 West Colorado Street (now considered Eagle Rock) and the Santa Anitan Cafe at Huntington and Colorado.
Looking northwest across the busy intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. A Carpenter's drive-in restaurant and the Moorish style Texaco service station are seen on the right. In the distance is the Gaylord apartment building. Foster and Kleiser billboards for Tecate Beer and U.S. Royal Tires are prominently seen nearby. Photograph dated October 2, 1947.
1 negative :safety ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Blackstock Negative Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Carpenter's (Firm)
Texaco, Inc
Gaylord (Apartment House : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Service stations--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Drive-in restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Apartment houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Advertising--Beer--California--Los Angeles
Advertising--Tires--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Lanterns
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Islamic influences
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Vermont Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Blackstock Collection photographs

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