The arch is long gone, but the pylon sign remains:runchadrun wrote:I read in a Wikipedia entry that the Orange Show store still had the White Front arch. I used to go to that store a lot in college but I don't remember the arch but I wasn't paying attention to that kind of thing at the time. Is there still an arch there?
San Bernardino - Target, Orange Show Road
Speaking of long-gone arches (and White Front stores), here are two views from 2008 of the former Riverside, CA location:
Riverside - former White Front store, 11060 Magnolia Ave. (at La Sierra Ave.)
Riverside - the store originally sported the large "White Front" arch entryway
Over the years after White Front, the Riverside store contained an indoor skateboard park, bowling alley (Sierra Vista Lanes), small nightclub (Rustlers Inn), racquetball center, ice skating rink (La Sierra Ice Gardens), canned food store, and a pet store (Elliott's Pet Emporium) -- many at the same time. Around 1980, the large archway was re-constructed into the mansard-styled entrance seen today. The building's last major "chain store" use was as a Builders Square home center in the late 1980s. Currently, the building serves as offices for Riverside County.
Google maps aerial view of the former Riverside White Front.