Los Angeles Evening Express from Los Angeles, California on May 30, 1914 · 14
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Los Angeles Evening Express from Los Angeles, California · 14

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t 14 NINE ACRES i !A r 0” t000 I ! logrwIN if 4 1 !V"r4:- NA ' '"t :tt ' I !I: -11r 41 le 4" i N:03' In Thirty Years of Progress Number of Employes Goes from 5 to 550 More than 30 years ago the late 3 W Robinson opened a little dry goods store at the southwest corner of Temple and North Spring streets He organized his store with a staff of ffv'e-eMplOyes including himself in the list of clerks on the payroll In a short time the force was increased to eight men Today the number of employes of the J W Robinson company is 550 and preparations are being made to move the big mercantile establishment to a modern building which will have approximately nine acres of floor space This is the achievement of one mercantile establishment in Los Angeles It is a story that has many parallels for Los Angeles and Its institutions have grown from small beginnings to greatness Increase Is Dazzling The staff of the J W Robinson company ' today is 110 times larger than it was on the day the store was opened and in the same period the population of Los Angeles has grown from approximately 11000 inhabitants to a city of 550000 people The growth and development of the Robinson store has made it necessary for the management twice to seek larger quarters and now a third removal is planned About three years after the little store was opened at Spring and Temple the growth of the business caused Mr Robinson to determine to enlarge his store and a lease was secured on 40 feet of frontage in the Jones block at 171 and 173 North Spring street The store was more than twice as large as the original establishment which was 20 by 72 Some idea of the size of the stock carried in the first store can be gained from a story related by one of the old employes who still is a member of the Robinson company staff He said S W Robinson another employe and he moved the entire reserve stock of the store in one night Today it would take a large force of men several weeks to move the reserve stock Prosperity Continued The store continued prosperous in its new Spring street location and the salestorce was increased until the number of employes was 50 Finally in 1895 it became neces EVERYBODY RICH AND POOR WILL ENJOY VERY SOON sary for the company to seek still larger quarters and the building at 239 South Broadway a modern four-story brick structure was erected !Many new departments were added and the number of employes was increased to 150 The business of the store continued to grow An annex was erected on Hill street This was ample to meet the needs for a short time and then additional floor space in the Blanchard building nortt of the main store was leased More demands for floor space followed and gradually the company leased Broadway frontage extending from the main stors south to the corner of Third street the only exception being a small storeroom near the corner building which could not be leased The last lease was closed about two years ago Several months ago officials of the company began negotiations for a new site and a mod OLIVEDALE DAINTY LUNCH ‘"IFPEEr''' d: SATURDAY-Mfg 30Tr AND 019 DAY- MAY 31 5:r Spedd Car kow2y ft RESepot of 061A 1 fad Da A To those seeking an extra choite homesite OLIVEDALE makes a strong appeal Here we find a perfect blending of all that goes to make up the truly ideal homesite OLIVEDALE is famous for its scenic beauty the stately grandeur of the snow-capped mountains the beautifully verdant hills the broad expanse stretching away to Hollywood and the sea—give to OLIVEDALE a charm a distinctiveness that places it amongst the most desirable residential properties - We are spending over 840000 on improvements Liquid 75 asphalt street paving city specifications INo 98 (New Series) 5-ft Cement sidewalks Sewer main Telephones Cement Curbs ' Water mains Gas Cement Gutters Electricity Shade Trees— Electroliers at each street corner—All work strictly according to city specifications— Reasonable building restrictions— OLIVEDALE is regarded as the best investment in Los Angeles sOLIVEDAILE VI IS ME IN TAT ISE MINUTE( FROM BROAD WAY CAR EVERY THREE MIN MR ALL NIGHT rERVICE HI4HLY IMPROVED! RESTRICTED REFINED RESIDENTIAL PRoPiRrir 1 -BEAUTIFUL SCENERYJ ALL MODERN IMPROVE 01 MENTS MODERATE 11 PRICES -YEW EASY TERMS- Pictorial Story of the Growth of a Big Mercantile Institution To (1-eft)— J W Robinson Company's Future Home Center—View of the Site on Which New Building Will Rise Top (Right)—Present Home Bottom —Second Home of the Robinson Company Occupied in 1886 It Was Twice as Large as Original Store at North Spring and Temple Streets c -) SPACE IN ROBINSON STORE B B ern store building the result was the signing of a lease on the property at Grand avenue and Seventh street Arrangements now are being made for the construction of the new store which is to give the Robinson company approximately nine acres of door space and one of the most modern mercantile buildings in the world Some of the preliminary plans for the new building are complete and Harry W Robinson treasurer of the company and William Richards of the architectural firm of Noonan & Richards are touring the Eastern states visiting the big stores of that section and getting ideas for modern features which will be incorporated in the final plans for the new and greater Robinson store It is probable that this building will be ready for occupancy within a year J M Schneider is president of the company and J H Lashbrook is see— retary PLANT DOCTORS TO TALK AT GROWERS' GATHERING In connection with the Fruit Growers convention which is to be held at the University farm during the first week of June there will be a gathering of the plant pathologists and entomologists of all the far Western states Professor L R Jones of Madison Wis one of the greatest authorities In the world on plant diseases will be present to discuss their problems with his fellow scientists and a notable gathering is expected Such subjects as pear blight root knot walnut blight codling moth and Other pests and diseases of fruit will be discussed by some ofthe leading experts on these subjects These meetings will be open to the public and the fruit growers present will have an unusual opportunity to learn Many new things about the various troubles which beset their crops Full information in regard to the convention may be obtained by addressing the University Farm Davis LOS 'ANGELES EXPRESS: SATURDAY MAY O 1914 ' i 0 fre I FOUR DAYS OF PLEASURE In a trip via Washington D C—Sunset route to the East Four days only in electric-lighted steel personally conducted all Pullman cars to the East Try us to New York—and East Only four nights out Tickets to Europe T F Fitzgerald 606 S Spring et Broadway 2991 and 15821 —Advertisement Interesting and instructive lecture by Mr D R Wood Subject "The Panama Canal" rEE THE GRAND 015P1AY k 'T REIM IN OUR WINPOW ' 512 SOUTH 1-1111 ST OPPOSITE CENTRAL PARK JARS 9I MONEY DINNER SET! CUT ClAci NAPPIE( BRASS FERN BASKET! HAND PAINTED CHINA - MIES HAN BAGS ARE GIVEN AWAY -ADSDIIITEL1 Ptactapol YeWe yftlap r' - Spurt in Building Operations Breaks Alhambra Records -- ALHAMBRA May 30— Among busineso blocks now under construction and recently completed in this city are the Shafer in West Alhambra Bolt at Fourth and Main: Needham on Main street near Second Story next to Alhambra National bank Boston On North Garfield Gate City garage on North Garfield Western Oil company's station at corner of Garfield avenue Ind Main street Stafford brothers on East Main Ramona grocery in Ramona Acrem Kopp' s grocery on East Main AH Wilson's garage on South Garfield Griffin' s garage at corner of Main and Wilson Turner Stevens and Turner's undertaking chapel on East Main In addition to these are the city hall and public library This city has never before had auch a spurt in the building of business blacks You'll enjoy As well as your neighbor 500000 people will be made glad Coming Soon B B FREE tA -- ii!i ee eaao foe floe OW liteeo fed aloe' toes - 724Fill In '1)1EPALDI y 01? H:irtilun 21-AikR1 40400 0000 0400 40000 0000 0008 0000 1 1 io e - postolvo wxr5' iG Cao 1 : f 7 retrgea 5 riga faro) Where IndependenceArLire is BEST MARKETS 1°a1 -411 08801410 860 S 1 4 ø -11 o The supreme questions of soil water crops markets and transportation are not only favorably settled but the conditions are always growing better The farmer is relieved of doubt worry and experiment Every phase of farming practiced is successful and profitable This is so definite that the settler on one of these irrigated farms holds his destiny in his own hands Aside from alfalfa dairy and general crop excellence the soil is so well i p adapted to peaches and apricots that independence is certain 9 and profit assured from the time trees come into bearing k Packers are eager to cOntract at good prices for periods - of 10 years or more With these unusual advantages these matchless irrigated farms are only A $150 AN ACRE With Water Rights Free—On Long Payments i ' Close to Perris near Riverside with cio ruralfa acilintracieveloIntphmeenct there le n of progress o 4 better opportunity in sunny Southern 74 California i If You Cannot Cali Mail Coupon at ii Right EMIL FIRTH 346 Broadway Homo 60167—Main 2543 00 4000 000 00 000 000 00400 Li T1 o 4 I One-day round trip through the orange grove a including auto ride over beautiful and fertile Perris Valley only $240 by arrangement with t hie office - SECURE YOUR TICKETS - - ti s-:: L " 0 00' : Apo 1100 5 73 El :TODAY F011 THE PREIENtrilif COUPON AI OPFICH AND RECEIVE FREE TICKET 111 C a WAIN ad iacD r bo w z 4 6 — 2 to cd Z W u L 0 iz t? 8 :E — w ' 5 1V2 ' gainea trom a story reiaten by one run street Inis was amine to meet ----- 2:140-1 -i ill -p-re11 l M-Tri'Vr'y 'p-1-a n-s-?"' 7:A broad expanse stretching away to Hollywood and the sea—give to ‘10----er - 1 of the old employes who still is a the needs for a short time and then the new - - ' member of the Robinson company additional floor space in the Blan building are complete and - Harry W Robinson treasurer o'r the -4-z----al' OLIVEDALE a charm a distinctiveness that places it amongst the staff He said S W Robinson an- chard building nortvi of the main most desirable residential properties - OLIVEDALE company and William Richards of rEE THE GRAND 015PLAY '' - other employe and be moved the en- store was leased More demands for the architectural firm of Noonan & tire reserve stock of the store in one floor space followed and gradually Richards are touring the Eastern l'T PREIENTr IN OUR WINPOW '- Adr- 'YE-N(14' 6 1 YEN -'- night Today it would ta 1 ke a large the company leased Broadway front- ates iting the big stores of th We are spending over 840000 on improvements IC ClOcE IN TAT ISE force of men several weeks to st move age extending from the main stors at 512 i OUTH HILL ST AWAY MINUTE( FROM BROADWAY sectio n and getting ideas for modern Liquid 75 asphalt street paving city specifications the reserve stock south to the corner of Third street features which will be incorporated OPPOSITE CENTRAL PARK the only exception being a small - in the nnat piens for the new and I JAR5 9I mony No 98 (New Series) 5-ft Cement sidewalks Sewer creit- CAR EVERY THREE PI IN- Prosperity Continued storeroom near the corner building 1- --- The store continued prosperous in which could not be leased greater Robinson store It is prob- i mai It new Spring street location an Th last l n Telephones Cement Curbs Water mains ' "((3 UTE( AU NIGHT rERVICE able that this building a ill be read s d e ease closed about ass f oroff utiancy IA ithin a year y DINNER SEIr liNallIMP Gas Cement Gutters Electricity Shade Trees— --7--7r-z --- z the salestorce was increased until the two years ago Several months ago J M Schneider is president of the CUT ClAci NWPIES Nvstr Electroliers at each street corner—All work ) t-? II I-114HLY IMPROVED! number of employes was 50 officials of the company began ne- Finally in 1895 it became ncs- a t tit ITRICTED REFINED eet:Mations for a new sit e and a mod- retary HAND PAINTED company and J H Lashbrook is sec- ' BRASS FERN BASNEIT z-----cloilks strictly according to city specifications— 1 CHINA Reasonable building restrictions— RESIDENTIAL PROPERrir OLIVEDALE is regarded as the - LkDIES HAN BAGS ai -BEAUTIFUL SCENERY- e - - - ARE GIVEN AWAY -AOSOILLITELVgjlip p10501:t 0 on a 13 e s t investment in I os Angeles 0 ALL MOOERN IMPROVE- OLIV3tiE D5Av11 Ptaclay sof YeWe y Napo-31 -- — ' ' 1 0 LIVoEpDfAmt E MENTS MODERATE OBE 1001 1 472!1-!4 r :-:": 'iv' '' " EvEmtpos PRICES -YEW EASY ! 4 A N o TERMS— -- 1 --- - I q t uniw 601G ' I I t '401' V VL4-- - - In connection with the Fruit - MAIN - - the first week of June there will be i 11 1 I ' pv321 no& -- Growers' convention which is to be - Th-t held at the University farm during - 1 ' t aaA ma y 5 i"' - Iv' -----"Losisa - a gathering of the plant pathologists i a r isto rilr ir frog --NZA 2 --------"- 10 i V k tr 7 and entomologists of all the far CA rnalr tr:2 Western Mates Professor 1 R Jones of Madison Niglio— kt8 NN'-- 1 r 7-------- -—s- 1e Wis one of the greatest authorities RICH AND POOR 4 :1--------Ng:--e --4--- ' i - i in the world on plant diseases Will ra' V i ----'-- 4 - EVERYBODY be present to discuss their problems -a '1 with his fellow scientists and a t7 - I notable gathering is expected 1 tad F ' i 1 AA 41541? r 4 Os' Such subjects as pear blight root L 1 c- P- REIStr TN COUPON AT OPFICH AND t e ot St A WILL ENJOY knot walnut blight codling moth and other pests and diseases of fruit Vv - Ir I n S 1 Afi - ! '11 VERY SOON 1 k will be discussed by some of the lead- ing experts on these subjects - 5-7--- ' RECEIVE FREE TICKET ' 'st' ' A t"' F xi j mJr qi9 These meetings a ill be open to the 14'' 1-- " - 411' NAME fir bevir):q - public and the fruit growers present tdit 1-06‘' -- 0' amIr mom a worm too MP 41Mi mama 0 o simn oo ow a 1 o a go op 0 0 OlEpte"14 17 to a ill have an unusual opportunity to ' - t')) ' I learn rnany new things about the — ' - — — - t A4 t t i I 0 serious troubies which beset their ------ crops 01110 in 0 0 EP 0 0 dil op roma our mirror" 1 ( k N --- bil‘N ar f 14 7-1 ADDREr11 F ull Information In regard to the — I D D 11 B convention may be obtained by ad- a vtactiti add cyci 74-------------------411"7"------ dretsing the University Farm Davis - 1 1 t t 1 i 1 in Thirty N Number ' Goes frl More than 3 W Robins goods store a of Temple an He organized extiPloyes the list of el( a short time to eight men Today the the J W Ro and preparati move the big ment to a r will have ap of floor apaco - This is th mercantile esi eles It is o parallels for stitutions ht beginnings to Icier The staff company tod than it was c opened and population of Dom approzir to a city of E The growl the Robinso necessary fox to seek largo third remove About thre store was o Temp1e4 the caused Mr E enlarge his secured on ti Jones block Spring streei than twice E establishmern Some idea carried in gained from of the old ei member of t staff He sa other employ tire reserve a night Todal force of men the reserve a Pros' The store its new Spri the sale:atom ' number of er Finally in 1 ' corner of Garfield avenue and Main i - - - ' i mai- s caopst i :i 1 - -- ) ALHAMBRA May 30 Among i i I i ' ' ii do buinese blocks now under construc- l "' — 1 s tion and recently completed in this ' : s' ' t: t ' 131G i i o f i - 7 I A 1 city are the Shafer in and MWest n Album-Ne i ONDOT BEST MARKETS ) L ' AA - bra Holt at Fourth ed- ' -- : ' p113 4 ' 088014100 i w WL'"'"7::' ' ''''' 4' int w ' ''''Se '"" i ham on Main street near Second " sict 0841041106 7 1 : 1i -"" - r 4 q rtsq t I e I F- ' -' c! ' ' Story next tO Alhambra National ' 14- ''''' - Or - i L bank Boston on North Garfield - - o ri I r -- "-'7 i ' A I IOC ' i ' (:)' 4--- ii 1 :: i s ' ' - t:':': ----- ' - ' - t Ts! II — ' ' t i - Gate City garage on North Garfield 4 o 6 4 6 ' ! 'I 1' ' ' ''''' - '' -"'''''le ' ' - t ' 1914'"4- e'''----- ' ' ' - - - '' ' ' Western Oil company's station at f L : 4"-" 43 ' a :-- -' e t 1 -k t ''-' - --- 11 501 : A° ?''" ' ' o° ' 4o ed ' ' '' ' ' A' ' 11' 4' ':''''' '" i' 't'- -1 ' "' "' ''--'‘' :I' 4 ' "rls o-t-t ''''!1it - - - Stafford brothers ' i street on E ast - t - re 'ii4-'44 - -- : I 4 k' i C:X'''i' 1 k '''' - -- - :- Main Ramona grocery ' ' ' ' t g - a drow : 1 171 - r w in Ramona r TA 0 l ::- A 9 Acrem Kopp's grocery On East Main : : ' l'' ' l' -'' ''-'J '' - : -'""$ 9 li : ! t ' i Or-: ''"1'ie-i'' 0 7 - ' -i'' lip ' '' 1 " : 1 AH Wilson's garage on South Gar- ' ' lPet trial 'fat : it - - 1 1 ! tti I1 rI11i: j 1 field Griffin's garuge at corner of ' 1: ' - ) ' i''''''''r-i - 'Va-e'4 it - e :l 'i-- '''' -'- -1' '"""' !:"!7Ttil't- ':'il ' ' ''' c' ''" J" i'l ' i '4: ' ! Main and Wilson: Turner Stevens s - Where ItidependericeSrLite' is : 7: ! - - " P : if ?!lt -"'-1 4 444 ' 1 41 t i and Turner's undertaking chapel on :: - t'' ' 41 - o' 44 "ft 44464' 4344 4 44 3444e 4 44- 444 '1' ''1 I '1 t r '"' 3 ' ' I East Main ° ' :::: c t A 403 - 7 k 1 -Ott ' 4 43' -- I In addition to these are the citY :1 i' '" Ji ' :''' - -I ' ' "- s !'-'4- - '" -:"'tt41 t r1 hall and public library This city hes °PT ‘t A " ::' 17-4 '?:611111 :40! o: ' :7:71: ii -7zro277171i7'71c4L047:44 : -1r t-1 ii11'2 r j 11 never before had ouch a spurt In the building of business blocks - 6 T i -t ' 1 4 ' '' ' ''' 1 ' ""'' A '''' '1 r- ' 3' It4444-444"'"'"" " ''''''''V --a" '-"----t' st i ' ' l ' k Ai el3bar ' t-7 s -i-- '' ' ' -44LosA11"-1--'"' u--vv--'rt 74331 - Iks P I''' ' 4' - 4 : 1 '4 -' I ' i0 t a — ' 111 77--e--4:e--r e t t i - i''?1:' 'A i- r - ' : 4 144‘ - I : 4 i- ' -7- - --:-:- - ' iii t 74"-4- frts r11 1 r ' z L t ''5'1''4''"''"-'Wri-' 11 tIt :'-i i i lo' - - -2 'st-''''''-'77 7 You'll '' w ' itil All '- - 1 i 5 ' w 05' k '' 'Pt Wit r ' 'IA'" 4 ' ----mtn-i it - ' b T44 43-41 34 1 4VS9' - 4'A' ' 3 '' ' II 11 enjoy - L ni s -1 :"r-- - ' 1--------7"--- '' t The supreme questions of soil water crops markets' and trans- E 1 ' 4- '4'7' ' 41:-- ' to" '' i'- "" --- '-'---4'‘ ' fit ' )'''''''''''' '-'''' "'" 7-- "-""''' ''1 --- : rr't 4L-s "4 '1 - ' i ''' '' ' te ' -: ' ' ' - '' ''''-)24"::°ii -l'i t 3V RuP11 ''' ' 0 t -- 4' portation are not only favorably settled but the conditions are o' ---tr1txvz—---i-p- -: : -A st140t A - 9 tilutivli 41er ' -- '' l'Q'' - L1 - ---7-44i" 4-"nr-''-'7o4fk- s '' I - L y 14 - '''' 't414 k 1 t' - i - A t - kr :- " Oft)Viltomer 1 always growing better The farmer is relieved of doubt worry and 4 bit''''': 'ea 4 i 41: 31'4 ' vioA '' 4 e'S 4 04“2" 41 Ir' ' 4' - ' 4 -' 41--3-3 ''' 4 )1 A 11i - - - 1 odP ' experiment Every phase of farming practiced is successful and l' :y 2 o for ' 1! profitable This is so definite that the settler on one of these ir- - to -- iT o t-1-- - A ' t ' - ngated farms holds his destiny in his own hands Aside from t o - 1 As well as your ' alfalfa dairy and general crop excellence the soil is so well t - i ' I ' -I adapted to peaches and apricots that independence is certain ' 4 ' - 1 I ----- s :i neighbor - Nts 1 1 and profit assured from the time trees come into bearing a I 1 Packers are eager to cOntract at good prices for periods - 2 be s ' -- mae - 1 4 2 1-- 'N lik7L-40)''' 9 - '- of 10 years or more With these unusual advantages 'w En 3 l T 14Z vol '' 4 '''' 444 ' these matchless irrigated farms are only - V ' z to 4 ) - "t -oto------t 41 I -: i ! - 11ilf if t 4L14te0:!le - 1 iti 41 i i rerr'''''''' - '' ''''' I ' 4 y : 0 -114 ' ' 44 $150 AN ACRE ' Ik --- 3-- at 1 k Ill -Ili '-7--1 ''414 ' " n i -a -71 '-' ' With Water Rights Free—On Long Payments Ilk' 2 '5 cl -' - 4 i r "":- 4 tn 'oadziosA' $'-i " ' ' ' - --7- J one 4 ' ' -4 aA' twir'''' - ' -'4'''6- - 'Ir"'''''''''' '"t-'04rii- '4'''' 'II ' "-""'--' 70 ' O' ' -0 f Close to Perris near Riverside with - 0 gra I I 1 16 ICO i '-' - ''''' ''74?P' - ik ------“"I'' --7 1!!''''ivol1111arrir' ---- rK w 14---oo0o1t1t 1- - - (0' - - - ' ON rural facilities in the center of rich -‘" f progress and development there is no CO I ''4-e-4 T'og w'-r''''' P-M-- -'- ' ' it4-''' - ' 4----4 4i'4' 447447? 43'i: -k44443014 "-lit 4 Aut t ' - 0 better oPportunity in sunny Southern - 44 - '74 California r -- 0 (J) 1"'' MI ' a) -- 11:1)11 - ' Iri FOUR DAYS OF PLEASURE ' If You Cannot Call Mail Coupon at 0 ' - In a trip via Washington D C-Sun- 500000 people tzt-47 g:ntoirtzig: ' Right ' ' rC 'c m ' t '-" 4 :--1'4" !'"'4-4 ''' '''''':'' '' : ' 001 set route to the East Four days will b d EMIL FIRTH made glad s r o v e a including auto ride over beau- 9 u 44 8 only in electric-lighted steel person- tiful and fertile co I :- e) r 114 - -:--2-:--- --::-- - ally conducted all Pullman cars to Perris Valley only $240 by arrangement 346 Broadway g E 0 t - ------ 1::1--- : 000? i 7 i the iEastt Try us to New York-and a o with title office Home 60l67-Main 2543- " ' Z - Z '4 ''''''-''' !!:-"'"::--"'-'--- ' -t ' ' j ' re East Only four nights out Tickets pomi ng Soon - ' --- : - - to Europe T F Fitzgerald 606 S - - ' " 41- 4-- z' 9 an ''''-'7X- -- ' '' : ' ' '''' '' ''' ' ' - ' 0 re74e1741:3 El - - 1 000" Advertisement - - - o 1 ' ' ' - ' ''''' t'''''---': arIforotimr-Mol TODAY FOlt THE ' - — : - - - - ----747- - 4144 In Thirty Years of Progress - --- ' - ---' --:— - -')iii4 411— - SECURE YOUR TICKETS- — : 4: :-- Interesting and in- - - - Number of Employes !'t---0---- ---- " !N - structive lecture by Nsfss"ssss: ' " : ''' i i Goes from 5 tO 550 1''k mi!'"I''"1 -- t--- Mr D R Wood - ' -: - - ir—c ndr" - et040Ar (' " 2w‘ 4 144 - - - - - W-' -- - - 77-1T:Z -"--:--Z' -0- Subject "The - - ri' V - -- --- -4 t-:-- - '"-i '''''''-'' (fc - --11 ' 1 I - 1 More than 30 years ago the late F 1 A i(' II I ft 1- 1 : - -' 1to Panama Canal" VALUIIBLE PREfElltr ' - DAINTY LEINCH on on"'r s - ' 3 W Robinson opened a little dry 1''eC ' ' ?''rgl Ai V I 1 1 41"1"1 ' - - '''' goods store at the southwest corner t t ' A - ' ' 41 kg '-- GIVEti -AVVAY 1111 FAEE - :-:---- of Temple and North Spring streets :' ' t 1 i 4" - j t 1 s' He organized bis store with a staff of i t ' : T-: ' ' :: 60ftkisralamalli ffVe-ertiplOyes including himself in 7-11:c- I 11'1 t -1 ''7i'' '-' - - g E the list of clerks on the payroll In ' ' ' - - ' ' tlimmoosome wow a short time the force was increased iA - ng' V will have approximately nine acres C) to eight men c41441 i'-" 1 - ' ' - ' - tadil 11 Ir ' 1 lb 14- g4: t ? Today the number of employes of 1-1 - - - - - - - - - ' 1 the J W Robinson company is 550 lil's'l -- w '-74----01 and preparations are being made to ri s move the big mercantile establish- ment to a modern building which -- 7 J ' - - ' i t404dowatosemosono 1 of floor space ' This is the achievement of one i t 1 ' Pkt-Lt 0 i ' mercantile establishment in Los Ang- Ct (iO'V 04 ' E 2Z11 ---:-:‘ eles It is a story that has many 33 i 4 parallels for Los Angeles and Its in- -i'P stitutions have grown from small to ' - 1 q' -- tt t Q r---i 69 --Kg111J-- Q beginnings to greatness 14 4 - !S I r : - d" -12"' - - - - r 04 c ''' Inc Is Dazzling ‘14-ece1:0at-1-43'- ! -k - 4-- ' '''''$IL:'? a The staff of the J W Robinson ' 1 ' e''' C-41 '''''4 ---- - - ' -- 9 ti 4110--- 0 i' - - 4 company' today is 110 times larger "' :-' - 1 :'71 77 A':"" 04-: - ' !71 - ' a than it was on the day the store was i' Z ' ) - '')Iss ick"!' ' - '"'4"1) is - ' Irm7 i opened and in the same period the A l g - t "11sflest --: !: ralgestoe' r 0 :5- h 0 Atit itry7 population of Los Angeles has grown igasomaillear0101411111°! from approximately 11000 inhabitants "1x -s- - - - - ----- 1 t$: t log et ? t to a city of 550000 people - The growth and development of -'' ''''''''''140-1F4'1- -64'''14°''' --"-'' '-''''''' ' ' 4-4'''''''''''''-f the Robinson store has made it i necessary for the management twice Pictorial Story' of the Growth of a Big Mercantile Institution Top (Left)- 1 it? tire" at to seek larger quarters and now a J W Robinson Company's Future Home Center-View of the Site on t third removal Is planned Which New Building Will Rise Top (Right)-Present Home Bottom About three years after the little -second Home of the Robinson Company Occupied in 1886 It Was L 4411 ' store Wan ' opened at Spring and Twice as Large as Original Store at North Spring and Tensile Streets i l'iot '-'-'-' SATURDAY-Mt:UM AND 5019DAY-t4AY 31 SI ' ''''ffi - - ' ' ':-' i Temple4 the growth of the business t' - caused Mr Robinson to determine to sary for the company to seek still GIVEH fpedd (drle-Sw27 f Ilill ft RESepoter061A1 fach 12(Y AvvAy - enlarge his store and a lease was larger quarters and the building at ern store building the result was the secured on 40 feet of frontage in the 239 South Broadway a modern four- signing of a lease on the property a ANvik"-r- t ' Jones block at 171 and 1 Grand avenue and Seventh street 73 North story brick structure was erected - - r1 Arrangements now are being made for - - To those seeking an extra choite homesite OLIVEDALE makes a strong --- '7' - : - - Spring street The store was more Many new departments were added I the construction of the new store than twice as large as the original and the y Wittg 10 U ' appeal ere we find a perfect blending of all that goes to make up the establishment which number of emploes was in- l H was 20 by 7'2 creased to 150- which is to give the Robinson com- k pany approximately nine acres of 9U4 ' - truly ideal homesite OLIVEDALE is famous for its scenic beauty the stately Some idea of the size of the stock The business of the store continued e 4 thc ft1 h In A n nnti n I floor space and one of the most mod- e- - 1 sf 10k artnr A rinrasntnrta ehde bosititifilliv vdrAani bills flip '1----'-'- 4111111110- ' ' '' ' 1 & 4 ii - 19 0 To those seeking an extra choite homesite OLIVEDALE makes a strong --- c--- --- - appeal Here we find a perfect blending of all that goes to make up the I ' 4 d 1-1 truly ideal homesite OLIVEDALE is famous for its scenic beauty the stately ( ' - ' - (10 grandeur of the snow-capped mountains the beautifully verdant hills the 4 doO Ito 410 i rlj - :1' : 1 " ::: : f: : i 1

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