Central Avenue and 43rd Street, the site of the M and R Shopping Center, via Google Street View.
Aug. 21, 1947: The Sentinel features the M and R Shopping Center, 4306 –4308 S. Central Ave.
“This is the first super market owned by individual Negro capital, although there have been other cooperative markets,” the Sentinel said. The master lease was owned by Melvin Williams and his wife, Ruby.
Thank you for spotlighting this article from L.A.’s past. I’m passing it on to my sister who will appreciate it, too.
I’m kicking myself with the stories I have to skip every week. The Sentinel is a rich resource.