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Los Angeles Past May 11, 2011 5:39 AM

Local connection
 
When he was only 30, Haig Patigian, designer of the sculptural figures for the Richfield Building, sculpted this statue of the assassinated President William McKinley, which now resides here in my home town of Arcata, California. The bronze statue was cast in San Francisco just before the 1906 earthquake, which it only just barely survived. It was dedicated with great fanfare on Arcata Plaza on July 4, 1906.

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...statue_sky.jpg
Detail from my own photo on flickr.

GaylordWilshire May 11, 2011 11:39 AM

Dr. Ruth J. Temple
 
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_d...71100%20AM.jpgUSCDL

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_d...71404%20AM.jpgGoogle Street View

Dr. Ruth J. Temple, whose office at 4920 S. Central Avenue is in the cottage at left in both shots, was an amazing woman--the first black woman graduate of Loma Linda University, tireless in her efforts to improve the health of southeastern L.A. and the city as a whole. She was appointed the city's first health officer in 1942 and was recognized as an authority in the field of obstetrics. The cottage above needs a historical marker, but it's amazing to me that the configuration of the blockfront has remained basically the same for 80 years--even the telephone pole and wires looks the same. (The wood and wires can't be the same, can they?)

Later she lived here (:Dshamelessly tooting own horn:D): http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blog...doo-house.html

gs: Thanks for the kudos but mainly thanks for all these great posts, of the Beaudry, Fort Moore Hill, and the Richfield. I agree with ethereal --that Richfield article makes me crazy. But I'm glad pieces are being found.

gsjansen May 11, 2011 3:35 PM

i think all, (except for maybe scott, who will definitely not agree with the captions on the 9th and 10th images), will enjoy this 1949 souvenir brochure of the farmers market

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2047/...b63bd551_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/...f7ceccba_b.jpg
Source: LAPL California Index

gsjansen May 11, 2011 4:04 PM

1924 article written by gaylord wilshire on "who put wilshire into wilshire"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2286/...c31640fd_b.jpg
Source: LAPL California Index

Beaudry May 11, 2011 5:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 5271972)
Everything you always wanted to know about the Martz Flats! July 1, 1965:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/...b6a64899_b.jpg

Criminy, gsj, those California Index articles from over at the LAPL are incredible...

...now because I can't let anything rest, one more word or two on the Martz Flats. The Times is great, but isn't always entirely accurate in the names, dates and addresses department. So I did a little more digging and was presented with this interesting passage from the USC MA thesis of one John Leonard Connolly, 1962, involving a survey of 19th-cent. LA, wherein he writes:

Martz Flats, southeast corner of Seventh and Flower Streets. In the midst of tall buildings, hurrying crowds, rushing traffic, this reminder of the gentility of a more leisurely day stands apart, literally as well as stylistically, for here the sidewalk deepens to meet the facade. Two grass plots have been preserved. Its facade a design of Regency inspiration, maintained by the delicate details included in the formula for Classic Revival, it has a series of recessed balconies, Palladian windows, and shallow pediments supported by pilasters. The cornice and panels, as well as the pediments at the roof line, are adorned with delicately moulded staff work. It was built by Henry Martz in 1898, with Julius W. Krause as architect.

Connolly bases this info on a 1940 interview with Krause. So '98 might be the right date. We remember Krause as the architect of the Pound Cake sandstone courthouse, of course!

jg6544 May 11, 2011 5:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5273947)
i think all, (except for maybe scott, who will definitely not agree with the captions on the 9th and 10th images), will enjoy this 1949 souvenir brochure of the farmers market

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/...def695fb_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/...9da40090_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/...922a0ef0_b.jpg
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Source: LAPL California Index

In this day of multiple farmers' markets in almost every city in the country, it's difficult to believe, but at one time, the Farmer's Market in L. A. was so unusual, it was a bona fide national tourist attraction.

gsjansen May 11, 2011 6:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 5274103)
Criminy, gsj, those California Index articles from over at the LAPL are incredible...

i am indeed having the time of my life searching the index, i only wish everything was on line........sigh

there are amazing listings regarding just about everything having to do with the history of los angeles, which unfortunately most are not on line, buuuuuuuuuuuut, if someone here with a Los angeles address, armed with an lapl library card, and few hours, (or months as the case most certainly would be), felt so inclined, everything is available to be viewed in person at the library locations indicated on the card listings.

some more viewing amazingness courtesy of the LAPL California Index.........

a 1964 brochure with inserts of the chapman park hotel and bungalows.

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a checkout statement from 1964....(are you kidding me?)

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sigh, now this is what we got in it's place today.........................

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/...89337146_b.jpg

gsjansen May 11, 2011 6:10 PM

some news articles at the LAPL California Index regarding the castle and saltbox


higland park news herald article on the castle 1968

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2431/...b0058f5b_b.jpg

and of course unfortunately, we all know how that story ended short of a year later....................

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Muji May 11, 2011 10:53 PM

Wonderful finds on the Chapman Park hotel, gsjansen! The birds-eye view drawing is simply a classic.

MikeD May 12, 2011 12:53 AM

Here's the best shot I could get of Earl Gilmore's adobe home built in 1852. It's hidden behind shrubbery in the middle of the Farmer's Market.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...10part2039.jpg

This was in the courtyard.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...10part2040.jpg

Anyone watch "My Gun Is Quick' the other night on TCM? Mike Hammer (Robert Bray) was driving around 1957 LA past places I'm sure some of you would recognize.

GaylordWilshire May 12, 2011 1:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5273994)
1924 article written by gaylord wilshire on "who put wilshire into wilshire"

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_d...85922%20PM.jpg
Source: LAPL California Index


I had no idea that I had a brother named William, that my company was still going in 1924, or that I had such an ego! Aren't I great? Great find, gs--

ethereal_reality May 12, 2011 1:25 AM

LOL GaylordWilshire...especially about the ego.

MikeD, I had no idea there was a 1852 adobe smack dab in the middle of Farmers Market. Simply amazing.


For anyone wanting to see more photographs of the Chapman Park Hotel and Bungalows.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1610

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1611

Thanks for all your hard work gsjansen.

gsjansen May 12, 2011 1:37 AM

for the aspiring filmstress even with kids,(or the inconvenient husband), in tow.....providing your pre-discovery lodging needs....................

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/...f5d5000b_b.jpg
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Source: LAPL California Index

gsjansen May 12, 2011 2:19 AM

of course, for those who have already made it, there's this joint


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2683/...5779b857_b.jpg
Source: LAPL California Index

(i don't know 'bout you, but i have never seen an interior photograph of this place, let alone an interior bungalow court shot until now)

ethereal_reality May 12, 2011 2:24 AM

The Chapman family has appeared numerous times in this thread.


below: Marguerite Chapman is arrested for DUI in 1958.

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I have no idea if Marguerite is from the same Chapman family.....but I suspect she is.
None the less, the photographs are quite interesting.....the woman's severe hair, the summer attire, the wicker purse, the regal attitude.

MikeD May 12, 2011 2:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5274799)
The Chapman family has appeared numerous times in this thread.


below: Marguerite Chapman is arrested for DUI in 1958.

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1...itechapman.jpg
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http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1...itechapman.jpg
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I have no idea if Marguerite is from the same Chapman family.....but I suspect she is.
None the less, the photographs are quite interesting.....the woman's severe hair, the summer attire, the wicker purse, the regal attitude.

She's an actress with an impressive list of credits. I recognized the name from a Charlie Chan movie.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152460/ Doesn't mention a DUI.

ethereal_reality May 12, 2011 3:12 AM

It never occurred to me that she might be an actress. duh.

Pretty cool that you remembered Marguerite Chapman from an old Charlie Chan movie.

Good work. :) -ethereal

gsjansen May 12, 2011 12:31 PM

1988 herald examiner article on the west adams neighborhood coming renaissance.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3599/...88aa4160_b.jpg
Source: LAPL California Index

gsjansen May 12, 2011 3:03 PM

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why bring the water to the city when you can bring the city to the water

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Source: LAPL California Index

MikeD May 13, 2011 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5274859)
It never occurred to me that she might be an actress. duh.

Pretty cool that you remembered Marguerite Chapman from an old Charlie Chan movie.

Good work. :) -ethereal

I have a pretty good brain for useless stuff like that. My explanation for recognizing her name from the Charlie Chan credits is probably this; back in the early days of cable, one of the out of town channels (from Boston) used to have a 'mystery theater' late Friday nights. I'd drag myself in, turn on the tube, watch the credits and fall asleep. I don't think I ever saw a whole Charlie Chan or Mr Moto back in those days.


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