Friday, August 3, 2012

1932 Helm's Bakery Olympic Village Hotel Box

Today we present another building in the rare 1932 Helm's Bakery Olympic Village series of boxes, the Olympic Village Hotel. You've got to admit, after looking at this building, how laughable it is to see how the Olympics were portrayed back in the day. I guess Helm's thought it was 'cute' to portray the world's first Olympic Village as a rustic, almost backwoods kind of place, when in fact it was a bold first attempt at providing modern facilities for the athlete's in 1932. My building is a little rough and clearly, the way in which it was constructed, unfortunately doesn't allow me to take scans of the parts. The Hotele measures 7 3/8" (18.7cm) L x 6"D (15.2cm) x 5 1/8" (13cm) H. Enjoy!