The front of Mash Hardware in San Pedro, early 1990's
This is Monika, a friend I brought down to San Pedro for a visit.
The store was was in front of the Catholic Church. Mash Hardware is no longer there. It was a real estate office for a while and now is a fruit stand.
Scotia Bank would come out once a week to do business there and a guard with a shotgun would sit outside. Some say they quit doing that because so many opened checking accounts and as long as they had checks left they figured they still had money.
Photograph by Janis Morin
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