Why don’t mini malls look like this anymore? This beautiful market was at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Hamilton Dr. and in October 1932, when this photo was taken, offered one-stop shopping: fruits, vegetables, meats, delicatessen, groceries, bakery, dairy, dressmaker, and gasoline, complete with decorative tiling, a clock tower, and a Juliet balcony! Amazing, the place is still there. It’s empty, but it still survives.
And in 2016: