These two photos show the empty lots on the east side of MLK. The blocks run from Fremont to Ivy, Ivy to Cook, and Cook to Fargo Streets. Recently, a fence that enclosed half of the block between Ivy and Cook (providing nearby residents with a nifty, convenient dog park of their own) came down. The other side of that block once housed the Grant Warehouse; in the seventies this block held a tire store (Mor-Mile Tires).
The first photo looks south, with the (former) Chester Dorsey Car Wash in the background; the second is facing north across the empty lots, with the Kings Crossing/Fremont Building in the background, on the other side of Fremont Street. In the center of the photo are signs for mattress sales, although there are no mattresses there at the moment (obviously).