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Vintage matchbook shows L.A. carwash

April 3, 2013

LOS ANGELES — A vintage matchbook image shows the old Wash-N-Gas Car Wash location here at the corner of Beverly and Virgil, according to Los Angeles Magazine.

The April 1 posting said the "shrieking orange cheesehole girders" owned the intersection in 1962. A few years later, Wash-N-Gas enclosed the beams in Palos Verdes Stone.

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The matchbook was available right before the business took out the "N-Gas" part of their name.

The story noted that the location has since been renamed Silver Lake Car Wash, and they now offer a $7.99 wash special on Wednesday and Thursday.

See the matchbook here.