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This afternoon's mystery post is a rare original snapshot of a Van de Kamp's bakery that was located on Pasadena Ave.


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2....The building next to the bakery, on the right, appears to be a real estate office (somewhat of a guess). And it looks like an Egyptian themed storefront
has been built in front of a two story house. Does anyone have information on a "Lee" real estate office in the area?



The Van De Kamp's Bakery was at 5552 Pasadena Ave. (nowadays N. Figueroa Street).

Good guess on the real estate office - Vernon Lee at 5550.



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The Van De Kamp's Bakery was at 5552 Pasadena Ave. (nowadays N. Figueroa Street).

Good guess on the real estate office - Vernon Lee at 5550.



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Just a quick look at GSV, the building on the left in ER's photo may be a survivor. The real estate office is now a pet hospital and the Van De Kamp's location is a taco place.
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The Van De Kamp's Bakery was at 5552 Pasadena Ave. (nowadays N. Figueroa Street).

Good guess on the real estate office - Vernon Lee at 5550.
Thanks Noir Noir.
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Just a quick look at GSV, the building on the left in ER's photo may be a survivor.
The real estate office is now a pet hospital and the Van De Kamp's location is a taco place.
Here's the old snapshot again.


eBay



Bill, are these the three buildings you mentioned? ...If so, I agree. The only possible survivor is #1.


GSV

If you look closely, there appears to be something white at the top of that tree on the left.

Let's take a closer look.









It's Chicken Boy!


DETAIL

He's standing on top of building #1.

(the 'survivor' building in the 1920s snapshot)



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Thanks Noir Noir.


Here's the old snapshot again.


eBay



Bill, are these the three buildings you mentioned? ...If so, I agree. The only possible survivor is #1.


GSV

If you look closely, there appears to be something white at the top of that tree on the left.

Let's take a closer look.









It's Chicken Boy!


DETAIL

He's standing on top of building #1.

(the 'survivor' building in the 1920s snapshot)



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Yup, your ID of the buildings comports with mine. I thought I'd leave our friend Chicken Boy as a surprise.
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I don't think Building # 1 with Chicken Boy atop is in the 1920's snapshot. 5558 N. Figueroa has a build date of 1937.


Here's the block in 1931 with the empty lot where 5558 would go.



mil.library.ucsb.edu - c-1394_z-72



Building # 1 is to the left of Chicken Boy and comprises 5560-62-64 N. Figueroa. It was built in 1924.



GSV




Building # 3 (Lee Real Estate) had gone by the time of the 1931 aerial - moved to Eagle Rock Blvd. in 1928.



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Can't find what happen to it but building # 2 (Van De Kamp's) also looks to be gone by then.


By 1931 they had an outlet not far up the street at 5819 Pasadena Ave. My best guess from the aerial.



mil.library.ucsb.edu - c-1394_z-72


One Mack Sennett reference book suggests 5819 Pasadena Ave. could possibly be the Van De Kamp's that appears in a 1927 comedy Smith's Candy Shop.

It first shows up at the twelve minute mark.



archive.org - Smith's Candy Shop
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