Angel's Flight Funicular
Downtown Los Angeles Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Each and every city has Historical Sites of some importance. In many cases, the local, state, or federal conservatory
has deemed the site a landmark or point of historical significance. In
cases such as the Angel's Flight funicular railway, the site returns to
fame and fortune again after many years of absence. Unfortunately in this
case, the Angel's Flight was forced to shut down again after a tragic
accident. Hopefully the shut down will be temporary.
Ambassador Hotel, Wilshire District Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Today, the hotel scene is dominated by large chains. Where can one go
without seeing a Westin, Hyatt, Hilton, or Holiday Inn to name a few.
However, this was not always the case. In the past, single-location hotels
were prevalent throughout the major cities. In their heydey, these luxury
hotels boasted of the finest linens, lobbys, and architecture in the land.
Some of these grand hotels can be found here in Historical Hotels.
A major part of the American landscape has been the familiar retail stores
of our past of Bygone
Retail. Remember sniffing the delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn
and stopping at the snack section of your local store? This section is
devoted to the retail establishments, large and small, that used to populate
our neighborhoods. Some disappeared due to changing consumer tastes while
others were bought or merged. In either case, they are now gone.
Fedco Membership Store Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Zenith Color TV Shop Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Remember the Golden Era? The days before computers, Palm Pilots, CD players,
DVD, Mini Disc, and yes, even VCRs? When televisions were considered new
technology and having UHF to watch Speed Racer was considered a multimedia
event? Well, here at Roadside Peek's Retrolook is Golden
Era Shops. Home to the best name brand equipment and stuff around.
Need a new Zenith TV? Then take a moment and step right up.
Sands Hotel Courtesy Chris Nichols
See postcards from different eras at Vintage
Postcards. 1st edition includes postcards from Las Vegas and Route
66. This section is new and will be updated frequently.
Joe Bong Market Photo courtesy Gorb70
How about the old buildings from back in the day, many of which are in various stages of decay. See them here at Roadside Peek'sRoadside Ruins and Relics.
AR Photo courtesy Stewart Isbell
Looking for the roadside institutions that dot each and every town and city. Check them out here at Roadside Peek'sRoadside Institutions.