Los Angeles, California

Pershing Square, Los Angeles Postcard courtesy of Western Publishing and Novelty Company. In 1866 the area known today as Pershing Square was dedicated as a public square called La Plaza Abaja (the lower plaza) by Mayor Christobal Aguilar. A year later people started calling it St Vincent’s Park since it was across the street fromContinue reading “Los Angeles, California”

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1950’s The County Hospital, costing 13 million dollars, is one of the largest and best equipped in the world. There are 123 buildings on 56 acres of ground. An average 4 thousand patients are treated daily. (This particular building was finished in 1933, and was converted to office space. AContinue reading “Los Angeles, California”

Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is a postcard, I believe from the 1950’s or thereabouts. It shows a skyline before the IDS building, before Mary Richards. The back reads “View of the skyline of downtown Minneapolis with Loring Park in the foreground. Some of the buildings in the view are the Foshay Tower, Telephone building, Medical Arts and N.W.Continue reading “Minneapolis, Minnesota”