1928: Mentholatum Building, 1308 E. Douglas. Erected in 1909 to house A.A. Hyde's expanding Mentholatum Company, this beautiful Spanish-style building is now home to The Spice Merchant, purveyors of fresh-roasted coffee, tea and luxury foods. Note the trolley cables and tracks in the vintage photo above left. The previous Mentholatum offices were located at 1213 E. Douglas, in the Yucca Building, which still stands. That edifice was last used as a Minolta Digital Copiers showroom, and is now empty.