Kent Mathieu, fellow blogger and good friend, has again supplied me with pictures of the first two buildings as they look today.
I was surprised three years ago when this part of the Golden Intersection was still standing. You will see that the buildings continue to deteriorate and may soon become a victim of the wrecking ball.
Thanks to Kent who will certainly keep us updated as to the future of this area.
Directly west of the King's Hotel is a large building which contained the King's Club, 77 Club and an iron worker's shop.
Close to this area was the Pink Bar and Monte Carlo Club. Foot traffic in this area was heavy.
This is a shot Kent took from the sidewalk looking directly
to the top of the 77 Club building.
The yellow building at the far right of this picture housed the Pink Bar.
Kent took this from the alley at the end of the building containing all the clubs and iron works.
This is looking directly east from the corner of the alley toward the intersection and the Shanghai Savings Bank on the southeast corner which was once the Majestic Hotel.
Finally, from the same area as the above picture, Kent took this shot diagonally across the intersection to the Starbucks on the northeast corner of the intersection.
This building was the Northwest Orient Airlines office in 1969.