The address was 2704 North Fair Oaks Avenue, a place for book browsers as nice as could be found in Claremont or Carmel. These days the old book shop quarters house what looks to be a pre-school, so the little cottage still houses a place of learning.
All what we could still use today. With a little work and restoration, this stretch of North Fair Oaks Avenue could be as elegant as it once was, although it looks fairly nice even in its present state.
This may have been built by the same designer at the Book Ends cottage.
Quite an ensemble, the two structures, don't you think?
Wouldn't it be nice if we had a garden shop here, as A.R. Verdier had back in the 1930's, which was open seven days a week, as posted in their ad?
Now the site of the Little Red Hen Coffee Shop, and usually has the owner's Rolls Royce parked in front. He drove it away just as I was taking this picture. We'll have to go back for breakfast some time; this place looks more inviting than Syd Winn's Beauty Salon.
Does anyone have any memories of this area? Please leave a comment about what you remember!