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Fowler Brothers papers
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This collection includes material related to the history of the Fowler Brothers bookstore in Los Angeles and the Fowler and Lindstrom families of South Pasadena, California.
Fowler Brothers bookstore was the oldest family-owned bookstore in Los Angeles, in operation from 1888 to 1994, when it closed due to new, large chain bookstores and subway construction that disrupted shopping downtown. It began initially as a church and Sunday school supply house, but became a book and stationery store that survived six different downtown locations. The store was founded by brothers J. W. Fowler and Robert A. Fowler of South Pasadena, California. When the bookstore closed, Siegfried F. Lindstrom, grandson of J. W. Fowler, and son of Ruth Fowler Lindstrom, was running the store.
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