Monday, November 7, 2011

Remember Henshey's?

How many of us recall the amazing pneumatic transit tubes that would shoot money in a cylindrical container overhead somewhere else in the store, then return with your change? The first department store in Santa Monica, founded by Harry C. Henshey, was originially called Henshey's, Van Antwerp & Murdoch's. The building was designed by Charles A. Tegner and located at 400 Santa Monica Blvd. This building was demolished in the 1990s and the location is currently occupied by REI Sporting Goods. A Henshey's department store was located in Ladera Heights for a short time. The photos shown are from the Santa Monica Image Archives date from 1926 or 1927.