Tile Vault: Candies and Cigarettes 60’s Square Tile
What: Tiles on the side of a building
Where: Main Street in Santa Monica
When: Sunday Morning, a late breakfast.
Why: We’ve often admired this old candy, cigarette and cigar distributor building which now operates as a production company (we think). We love blue, we love midcentury and we love simple. The small square tiles in blue, white, grey and turquoise right next to that red brick remind us more of a Palm Springs swimming pool than a cigar distributor, but we’ll take it anywhere we can find it. Plus we’re pretty sure the building and its tile is original…
It might have been built around the same time as the Fiarview Branch of the SM Library. Anyone know?