The First Floor

Because the Psychic Temple’s first floor has been made over so many times over its 100+ years, it has lost its historical value. Nonetheless, we want to share how it looked before the renovation begins. Above: Low-budget American Hotel signage and entrance.

On the far left was a shoe repair shop, complete with antiquated machinery. Some demolition and excavation had already taken place by the time these photos were taken during the summer of 2011.

The last business to occupy the right and center locations was a nail and beauty salon. There wasn’t much gear left, but the hand-painted and drawn lettering was classic.