Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The McJunkin Building, 1956

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Thanks to a reader for pointing us to this big gorgeous photo of the McJunkin Building, with its name still attached to the top of the building, circa 1956.  Check out that parking was fender to fender then too; you could buy a two-piece sectional sofa for $98; some of the same light poles were on Broadway until just a few months ago; and the McJunkin once had ornate wrought iron balconies.  Check it out on eBay.


  1. Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!!!!!
    What's a Hollywood bed???

    Love these old pics!!!

  2. a Hollywood bed is a mattress on a box spring supported by a metal frame or attached low legs, often with an upholstered headboard.

    Basically, what is a typical bed nowadays.

  3. D - My parents' house had a "Hollywood bed" in our den/guest room; no headboard so it could function as a kind of sofa when not being used for sleeping.

  4. My old landlady kept calling her sofa a Davenport. Took me years to figure out what she was talking about!!!

  5. I just pulled that definition from the dictionary, but its a term my grandmother used for any bed without a footboard.

    @Local Lassie - sounds like what your folks had was a daybed.