Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mystery History


Where are we? And what's happening?

The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize!

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.

8 comments:

Susan Campisi said...

That is a very cool photo, but I haven't a clue where it is or what's happening. Can't wait to find out.

Margaret said...

To me, that looks like that little grocery store way up on Allen--or is it Hill. And people are enjoying an icy cold Coca-Cola way back when.

Susan Campisi said...

Margaret, if you are right I will hang my head in shame. That market on Hill is just around the corner and down the street from me.

altadenahiker said...

How about the first market in Pasadena. Which would put it somewhere near Colorado and Fair Oaks, in the 1890's.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Early 1900's foto of a grocery/bakery on 679 S.Fair Oaks here in Pasa. I pass this block regularly in search of, I don't know what...

Was owned by Carrie McAdoo, widow of Booker. This is basically across from Huntington Hosp.

They emigrated from Arkansaw to SoCal/Pas for, not Gold, but health reasons - one Big reason why we became the most populated state in the USA!

Booker the husband had TB. He also worked in a masseuse & bath house A connection? You tell me. But her husband died 1st, an unequality which still exists today! With her newfound free time, Carrie opened a bakery/grocery business.

I'm getting long-winded.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

what the dog said

Anonymous said...

Interesting history @Cafe Pas, but what is happening?

Cafe Pasadena said...

She's posing for a pic with her store, Anonymous.