Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Ever Walked the Streets of Bakersfield" - Five and Dime Antique Mall

Does this title sound familiar?  Well, that good old song of Buck Owens "Streets of Bakersfield" might give you a different image of Bakersfield California than what I'm going to share but hang on for a bucking good ride.

Because I have been involved with many antique stores and antique faires, I thought that might be a good place to start so I took a little trip to downtown Bakersfield to the Five and Dime Antique Mall.  It is located in the old Woolworth building on 19th Street.

Photo of original building

Three floors of treasures await you as you walk through these corner doors.

You never know what creatures may greet you.

If you get hungry while shopping, there is a soda fountain dinette area that serves lunch.

There is a display case full of Woolworth's memorabilia.

This mural is painted on the side of the building.

If you ever walk the streets of Bakersfield, make sure you stroll on into the Five and Dime Antique Mall.