As much as things have changed, it's still a Chevron on the far corner and an ARCO across from it.
That Curries mile high ice cream cone on the corner, was left in the dirt lot on Fletcher and Ripple St after Curries closed down. As a dumb fifteen year old, during one of the big rain storms, when the LA River was in full flow, a bunch of us kids pulled it down into the river. I and another stupid macho 15 year old kid climbed on and rode it down the river. We almost drowned and were scared shitless, we manuevered it (hanging on for dear life) towards the river bank and escaped like drowned rats near San Fernando Rd. a voyage of 2 or 3 miles. Cold and scared we watched the mile high ice cream cone continue it's journey down the river alone. It probably ended up in Catalina.Good seeing that old friend. PS, Thanks for the nod on my LA Eastside post about sports legends from the LA Eastside
dude... where is the 5 freeway?
Don't forget the other picture you have of this intersection that shows the Pacific Electric train
Hi AVN, I've enjoyed your collection of Red Car photos for years now. Found your 1960 Riverside Fletcher photo via The Eastsider LA. You may have seen it first on The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog in Dec. 2007: http://redcarproperty.blogspot.com/2007/12/intersection-of-riverside-fletcher.htmlPlease add the photo credit: "Antonio Futterer, Holyland Exhibition."I published it, along with many of his neighborhood photos with his family's permission. They are happy to share the neighborhood history, but I believe in giving proper photo credits when available. Thank you and keep up the great work,Diane Edwardson
I also believe in giving photo credit, so I added Antonio's name. Thanks for letting me knowThe photo came from this Flickr page, which doesn't list Antonio as a credit. Sorry about that.
I think this pre-dates the 5? That may be the purpose of the temporary cement plant visible in the bckgrnd...
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