Originally Posted by ethereal_reality
BifRayRock, you need to reduce
the size of the map you posted or delete it.
Most people will give up on the thread while waiting for it to download.
Thanks for understanding.
Yeah, although I love that they're so huge, the huge file size may not be good for some people. One thing I like about hosting my pics at Picasa is that I can inline pretty much any size I want just by changing one little piece of the URL, and can link directly to the full-sized as well. Speaking of which, I just finished uploading all my pics of last year including my LA trip, so I have a picture for the sleuths out there:
(Click image for full size)
This lovely art deco building sits at the northwest corner of Colorado & Verdugo in Glendale. The addresses are 1377-1385 E. Colorado and 237-239 S. Verdugo. The space on the corner is 1385 E. Colorado.
What I've found out about it so far is slim. The LA County assessor says it was built in 1922. At UCSF's site there is a 1969 advertising proposal to the American Tobacco Company by Pacific Outdoor Advertising, which lists the huge billboard on the roof. The Glendale library has a a couple vintage pictures of the west end of the building -
Henry's Malt Shop, date unknown
Brown Owl Ice Cream, 1946 or 47
That's all I got. Anyone know anything about the history of this now 90-year-old building? It appears to have been kept up (or restored) quite well; Google Street View from last August shows it fully occupied with 8 different businesses. Exterior signage and awnings are wonderfully consistent, too.