A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution… Continue Reading
Above, the old clinic is back open as a health sciences building, with various tenants that cater to the neighborhood. Below, it finally dawned on me that the building that now houses Foam clearly once had a third floor that… Continue Reading
I’ve always enjoyed this building, with the huge windows on the second floor. I suspect the brick was not painted originally.
Buildings always put their best foot forward on the public side, facing the street. But what if they’re on the corner? It’s interesting to see how builders chose to either leave the side largely unadorned, or lightly decorated. Or look,… Continue Reading
The stunning renovation of the old Cherokee Brewery is continuing, with tuckpointing having removed the ugly red paint that had slathered the building for decades. The brick masonry between the two huge doors will be replaced soon, and the doors… Continue Reading