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Title
Cole's Restaurant
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Leonard, Gary
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Exterior view of Cole's Restaurant located in the old Pacific Electric Building at 118 East 6th Street, in the Historic Core District. In 1905, the Pacific Electric Building was completed. At ten stories, the new building was the tallest business building west of the Mississippi. At its peak, the Pacific Electric Railway was huge: 1,150 miles of track covering four counties and 900 cars; the Red Cars ran from 1901-1953. In 1908, Henry Cole opened Cole's P.E. Buffet inside the Pacific Electric Building. In April of the same year, he introduced the French Dip Sandwich as the new Daily Special at Cole's P.E. Buffet. In 1974, Cole's was designated by the City of Los Angeles as Historical Landmark Site #104. Cole's is the oldest continuously operated Restaurant and Bar in the City of Los Angeles. Photo dated: November 8, 2005.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :col.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00064284
Gary Leonard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b37_f3_i11
CARL0000069232
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/119175
Subject
Cole's P.E. Buffet (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Electric Railway Company
Historic sites--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Sandwiches
Gary Leonard Collection photographs

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