Monday, June 05, 2006

Main Street Flower Market Before Opening 1960s

Another before the park opened photograph, this time of the Flower Market on Main Street. The Flower Market sold fake plastic flowers advertised as the most realistic looking plastic flowers. And the flowers do look pretty real in this shot. The graphics and text style in this time period is wonderful, especially the flower market greenhouse sign in the rear with great little dots on the letters. This is where the current Carnation Cafe stands as an homage to not only the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor which was next door, but also to the flower market.


Major Pepperidge said...

I've always been amazed that the Flower Market survived as long as it did. They *must* have sold lots of artificial flowers. Or was it just that nobody had a better idea of what to do with that part of the street?

Anonymous said...

I think all your picture are great

Chris said...

It is an awesome shot. The white ceramic telephone sign in the upper right corner is nice.