Christina Rice


  1. jss1954
    May 20, 2008 @ 5:20 am

    Just wanted to thank you for creating this blog! I’ve been fascinated by Bunker Hill since I was a kid in high school in the late ’60s reading about the destruction of the last old homes there. I’m continually amazed by the stories and photos you post! Really great stuff. To think that everything that once existed there could vanish completely within the space of one lifetime is quite mind-boggling indeed…


  2. nathan
    October 2, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

    I thought it a shame there wasn’t an image of the Fleur-de-Lis/Capitol Hotel that replaced the Bryan, so I dug one up in the USC Archives. Notice the Brunson in the foreground.

    This shot ca. 1910, obviously taken atop the recently-completed Zelda. Other stuff to look at—the turreted building in the distance is the Nugent, later called the New Grand. Eventually the Alto would be built behind it. Further beyond, one can just read the “Minnewaska” ghost-sign on the Dome (flagpole sticking up from). One can make out the tower of the Brousseau, to the left.



    The Fleur de Lis here is not to be confused with the establishment run by Pierce Patchett. (Rather, please note that the Fleur de Lis in becoming the Capitol, signified the ascendancy of the Merovingians from mere occultic into real power; the destruction of Bunker Hill was actually symbolic regicide. But that’s another post.)

    And now, a map:


    …1921; FDL has undergone its name change. The Brunson’s undergone its transformation into a garage.



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