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CityBoyDoug Oct 30, 2016 9:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607704)
:previous: Amazing photographs Lomara! Thanks for posting them.


Exterior Information:
Framework Structure Material: Unknown
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How could they not know what framework was used. Isn't it obvious the framework of an apartment building of this size in 1910 would be wood?
(or am I not understanding what they're talking about?)


info from:https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angele...1/home/6930799

Framework? My guess is that they may not know what wood type was used.
Was it Douglas Fir, Redwood, Spruce, Pine or what?

HossC Oct 30, 2016 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607683)

But still no word on this building, right?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/rOTRXP.jpg
detail

Could be the back of a large theater?

It might have been the Criterion Theatre. The entrance was on Third Street (the address was 1315 Third Street), and the blade sign on the brick building is just visible in the original picture above.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...iterionSM1.jpg
cinematreasures.org

The original 1924 Criterion Theatre was demolished in 1983 and replaced AMC Criterion 6. I think that that's what we're looking at in this 2011 image. The brick building on the corner of Third and Arizona appears to be virtually unchanged other than the coat of white paint.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV

The new theater closed in 2013 and has also been replaced.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

HossC Oct 30, 2016 10:20 PM

We're off to Whittier for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 2694: William H. Harrison, Sierra High School (Whittier, Calif.), 1958".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Strangely for a school shoot, the other picture shows a night view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Both from Getty Research Institute

The school is at 9401 Painter Ave, Whittier. The arches are still standing, but it looks like the other buildings have been modified/replaced. This is the closest I could get with the Googlemobile.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

CityBoyDoug Oct 30, 2016 10:23 PM

Western luncheon at Nudies.
 
Catered luncheon at Nudies Western Wear store. 1950s


Many of the famous Western movie stars were at this ‘50s western luncheon held at Nudie's Western Wear, 11000 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.

Starting at the left table, unknown man and woman, Nudie, three unknown women, Sheb Wooley across from Nudie, two unknown women. Table on the right: Rex Allen, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Eddie Dean, Max Terhune, unknown woman, Bill Williams, Jock Mahoney, Doye O'Dell across the table, unknown man, Don Diamond, unknown man, Tim Spencer, Tex Williams, Pat Buttram, Tex Ritter, Joe Maphis.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psbidrdt3b.jpg
western clippings

ethereal_reality Oct 31, 2016 12:24 AM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/fVzlUA.jpg
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/htcountry/22090470.html

I'm not sure if this color photograph is the 11000 Victory Blvd location.

(in CBD's black and white photograph of 11000 Victory Blvd, the entrance appears to be on a corner and at an angle) so perhaps this is a later location.

(the above color photo is from a Japanese blog. I couldn't figure out the address)
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BifRayRock Oct 31, 2016 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7437102)
A color snapshot with four soldiers being escorted around by a lady (?) driver.

http://i2.wp.com/www.martinturnbull....uring-WWII.jpgPinterest

I did not know the rope style signage for the canteen's name was painted red.

Note: In the postcard view, the Hollywood Canteen sign has blue stars accenting it that are absent from the
color snapshot. (The red awning is absent in the postcard shot, too.)





MartinP:

Servicemen on leave probably looked at this map, circa 1942, and still got lost. :)

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.jpg~originalhttp://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/serv...mi=107&trs=108


From another sightseeing map, geared toward servicemen, circa 1942. It depicts a few recently mentioned points of interest. Maybe Crescent Heights Blvd.'s symmetry has always been there, but this map seems to emphasize it more than most. Golf and croquet seem to be mentioned, but miniature golf? Finally, notice the arrow pointing to the oil well on La Cienega near Beverly.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...x.jpg~original http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/serv...mi=100&trs=108








CityBoyDoug Oct 31, 2016 1:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607803)
:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/fVzlUA.jpg
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/htcountry/22090470.html

I'm not sure if this is the 11000 Victory Blvd location. (in CBD's black and white photograph, the entrance appears to be on a corner and at an angle), so maybe this is a later location.

(I found this color photograph in a Japanese blog....so I'm having trouble figuring out the address)
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ER.....in the photo I posted we can see the number 11000 over the door.

ethereal_reality Oct 31, 2016 2:36 AM

:previous: I realize that CBD.

I was talking about the color photograph I posted. (I reworded my earlier post to make it more clear)

sorry for the confusion.

ethereal_reality Oct 31, 2016 2:59 AM

Here are the last two slides from the 'yellow car' group I found on eBay.

The first one is a 'mystery' location.

Slide #1

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/gRF2GB.jpg

If someone can make out the the name and street number of the business at far right we might have a valuable clue----->

(I think the street address is 838, but the first number is a bit difficult to read)

-also note the curve of the tracks.





Slide #2

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/lF7mgt.jpg

The two street cars in this slide are between the Post Office Annex (seen in the background) and Los Angeles Union Station.(is this a turn-around/loop?)

That is a pretty impressive (high) curb. -if you look at the base of the street light you can see the curb is raised several inches above the 'sidewalk'.
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ethereal_reality Oct 31, 2016 4:11 AM

Here are four slides from the 1970s that were taken by the Los Angeles Panning Department.


They're all pretty much 'mystery' locations.



Slide #1

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/1jxegq.jpg
eBay





Slide #2

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/jFS8jr.jpg
eBay





Slide #3

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/GPWLJ2.jpg
eBay

As a kid, I had a toy tonka truck that looked like that red Pick-Up:previous:. (& it's still at my Mom's house!)





Slide #4

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/EioghD.jpg
eBay

above: This is probably somewhere up on the Sunset Strip.
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There were notes and dates on the borders of the slides (shown below), but they're all pretty vague.

35 mm date - note on frame - processed by

#1 May 75 s.brooklyn e/o breed..........color slide film

#2 Dec 73 glassel pk riverdale...........color slide film

#3 Jan 72 WH 11 ........................color transparency

#4 Jan 77 ** ............................RGB Hollywood

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There are more L.A. Planning Department slides I'll post later in the week.

BDiH Oct 31, 2016 6:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7607714)

Jack Mulhall lived on Whitley Avenue back in the day. I used to see him walking up the sidewalk with a jug of red wine from the old Hollywood Market at Hollywood and Whitley. Percy Kilbride lived just around the corner (and died following an automobile-pedestrian accident at Yucca and Cherokee); James Fairfax lived nearby at the Mayfair Apartments at 1760 North Wilcox Avenue. Lawrence Tierney had an apartment at 1805 N. Wilcox. Those were the days when you saw celebrities all the time in Hollywood.

HossC Oct 31, 2016 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607912)

Here are four slides from the 1970s that were taken by the Los Angeles Planning Department.

They're all pretty much 'mystery' locations.

Slide #1 May 75 s.brooklyn e/o breed..........color slide film

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/1jxegq.jpg
eBay

Brooklyn Avenue is now part of East Cesar E Chavez Avenue. The picture above was taken near the end of N Breed Street, but I moved the Googlemobile nearer to N Soto Street as trees block the store fronts. I count at least three shoe stores in the original picture - Karl's, Florsheim and the blade sign on the left. For search purposes, the scene also includes Zellman's Men's and Boy's Wear, plus Thrifty and Fairway stores. I wonder what Sig's was.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607912)

Slide #2 Dec 73 glassel pk riverdale...........color slide film

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/jFS8jr.jpg
eBay

This one is Riverdale Avenue near Crystal Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV

The tower in the background can no longer be seen from the original location, but the St Ann Catholic Church/Iglesia de Santa Ana is still standing on the corner of Blake Avenue.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607912)

Slide #3 Jan 72 WH 11 ........................color transparency

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/GPWLJ2.jpg
eBay

The Capri Pumping Service was at 3128 Whittier Boulevard between 1969 and 1980. Some of the buildings are still there.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607912)

Slide #4 Jan 77 ** ............................RGB Hollywood

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/EioghD.jpg
eBay

above: This is probably somewhere up on the Sunset Strip.

The Source Restaurant was at 8301 W Sunset Boulevard. From an article at la.eater.com:
The Source restaurant (present home to Cabo Cantina) was one of the first popular organic vegetarian restaurants to be adopted by Hollywood A-listers, with the likes of Marlon Brando, John Lennon, Warren Beatty, and Julie Christie as frequent diners. There's even a scene in Annie Hall where Woody Allen orders a plate of "alfalfa sprouts and mashed yeast" on the patio. The spiritualization of the restaurant hadn't been part of popular culture for some time, though modern examples like Cafe Gratitude, with its feel-good messages and wholesome aesthetic, have to credit The Source as an archetype.
The article also includes pictures of the hand-drawn menus.

The building is still there, although the parking lot has been built on. The building across N Sweetzer Avenue also appears to be the same.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV

Tourmaline Oct 31, 2016 2:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7608006)


The Source Restaurant was at 8301 W Sunset Boulevard. From an article at la.eater.com:


The building is still there, although the parking lot has been built on. The building across N Sweetzer Avenue also appears to be the same.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV




"The Source," and to a lesser degree, Father Yod and The Source Family, its first proprietor/s, have received several NLA mentions.


http://collider.com/wp-content/uploa...-1-600x401.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13520

ethereal_reality Oct 31, 2016 7:03 PM

:previous:

This scene from 'Annie Hall' (1977) was filmed at The Source.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/oFC4fy.jpg
http://trophyunlocked.blogspot.com/2...nnie-hall.html

The funniest part is when 'Alvy' (the Woody Allen character) has a very difficult time parking his rental car.




below: In this view you get a glimpse across Sunset Blvd.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/qngX4a.jpg
http://trophyunlocked.blogspot.com/2...nnie-hall.html

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Here's a look at the place from above. (also from the 1970s)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/KsYuaz.jpg
http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2013/07/23/






I'm not sure what the purpose of the geodesic thingy is. (it's also visible in the photo above)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/8pPh78.png

perhaps hydroponics? for the restaurant.

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Martin Pal Oct 31, 2016 9:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7607698)
The Pantages invited us to a free open house event. [...] Here are a few photos from that night. ___________________________________

Thanks for the interior shots of the Pantages!
Love that theatre.

I arrived in Los Angeles the year the Pantages changed from showing films to a legit theatre. I can't imagine people used to be able to see movies there frequently! It has the biggest theatre lobby. I know it's been used as a location in a few films, my favorite being "The Aviator."

You can also see the Oscar Ceremonies that were held there for ten years on the Academy's website. (The musical numbers are mostly edited out of those, but the award segments are all there.)


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7607704)
:previous: Amazing photographs Lomara! Thanks for posting them.

I was in the Pantages Hollywood only once. I saw Lena Horne: The Lady and her Music" in the 1980s.
___________________________________

Although I happened to meet Lena Horne once, I did not see this show. But I remember a very rainy and cold December afternoon and I was out in Hollywood doing some Christmas shopping. It was getting to be near 7:00 p.m. and I was ready to catch a bus home at Hollywood and Vine street. I remember standing at the corner looking down at the blazing marquee for the Lena Horne concert and, as I stood there in the rain waiting for the bus, I pictured all the patrons arriving for the show in their rainwear and holding umbrellas, sitting down in their seats and, when the curtain rose, seeing Lena Horne enter and sing...

"Don't know why
There's no sun up in the sky,
Stormy weather..."

HossC Oct 31, 2016 9:16 PM

Let's take some time to relax at today's Julius Shulman location. This is "Job 2919: Ben Parker, Azusa Recreation Center (Azusa, Calif.), 1960".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

The other image in the set is just a wider view from a different angle.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Both from Getty Research Institute

I found a couple of references to the Beach Boys playing at the Azusa Teen Club in 1962. The picture below is from Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963 by James B Murphy.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
books.google.com

I even found the live version of Surfin' Safari on YouTube.

Video Link


The Azusa Recreation Center is at 320 N Orange Place, Azusa. Like yesterday's Sierra High School, it's difficult to get close with the Googlemobile. It looks like there have been a few additions since 1960.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Oct 31, 2016 9:37 PM

We have visited numerous military academies (Page, Black-Foxe, Pacific, etc) over the years on NLA.

But I don't believe we have seen the Urban Military Academy.

Here's a rare aerial. (I don't know if any of these buildings have survive)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/2xFTUX.jpg
ebay

I'm not sure why someone penned a circle around that one tiny person (as if they could tell who it was! ;) lol)





If you look closely, U R B A N is spelled out on the lawn. (detail below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/SB5hGB.png








Also included were these three family snapshots.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/bYkB5O.jpg
eBay



side note:
The more I look at the three snapshots, the more I think they show a different military academy.
(the buildings don't resemble the buildings in the aerial...and it looks like autumn in a less moderate climate than L.A.) -but I could be wrong of course.

-perhaps the seller just added the three snapshots to entice a buyer. (& they're unrelated to the aerial)

At least we know the aerial is of Los Angeles.

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Here's some brief information on the Urban Military Academy:

"Urban Military Academy was a boarding and day school in Hollywood, California, for boys between the ages of six and fifteen, founded in 1905 by Mary McDonnell
(on Melrose Avenue at Wilcox; it later moved to 11600 Beverly Blvd.) and at the time it opened "the only private school for boys in the City." Its commandant was
Major Harry Lee Black, who in 1928 helped found Black-Foxe Military Institute on Urban's original site.
"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Military_Academy

Tourmaline Oct 31, 2016 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7608551)
We have visited numerous military academies (Page, Black-Foxe, Pacific, etc) over the years on NLA.

But I don't believe we have seen the Urban Military Academy.
Here's some brief information on the Urban Military Academy:

"Urban Military Academy was a boarding and day school in Hollywood, California, for boys between the ages of six and fifteen, founded in 1905 by Mary McDonnell (on Melrose Avenue at Wilcox; it later moved to 11600 Beverly Blvd.) and at the time it opened "the only private school for boys in the City." Its commandant was Major Harry Lee Black, who in 1928 helped found Black-Foxe Military Institute on Urban's original site."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Military_Academy

The '28 cartoon map mentions Urban and has it somewhere west of Gower, sandwiched between Melrose and Rosewood Avenues (Below the LA Tennis Club and above the Wilshire Country Club). The '22CD lists the office at 800 Alvarado Street and the ad touts 100 acres adjoining the Wilshire Country Club.

LAPL has several '20s images of the Academy near the golf course. Difficult to miss "URBAN."


1920s "Horse Play?"
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics43/00071336.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics43/00071336.jpg





http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics12/00025984.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics12/00025984.jpg

1920s
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics12/00025985.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics12/00025985.jpg


USC Digital provides an undated glimpse of two substantial campus buildings: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/4963/rec/1

HossC Oct 31, 2016 11:24 PM

A little more on the Urban Military Academy.

This summary is from "The American Pre-College Military School: A History and Comprehensive Catalog of Institutions" by Samuel J Rogal.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...anAcademy1.jpg
books.google.com

This is definitely the same location as e_r's aerial view.

Boys riding horses toward campus buildings, Urban Military Academy, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library

Here's one of the LAPL aerials posted by above by Tourmaline. It shows the Urban Military Academy on Melrose Avenue at Wilcox.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...anAcademy3.jpg
LAPL

The Los Angeles Tennis Club now occupies that site. I think that the tiled building under the word "Club" may be a survivor.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...anAcademy4.jpg
Google Maps

Lomara Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Old San Diego Road markers
 
About 10 years ago I found this marker in Downey, next to the CVS on Tweedy Lane in the north end of town.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/32/145...142b26d13d.jpg
Old San Diego Road Marker
by Kimberly, on Flickr

Source: My personal photos

https://c7.staticflickr.com/2/1195/1...2354026a_b.jpg
Marker #12 of the old San Diego Road
by Kimberly, on Flickr

Source: My personal photos

https://c4.staticflickr.com/2/1017/1...5b8924a4_b.jpg
Marker #12 of the old San Diego Road
by Kimberly, on Flickr

Source: My personal photos.

The marker is here: https://goo.gl/maps/Vz1gGY8jg5F2, on a stretch of Tweedy Lane.

There are two others that I know about. One is in front of Rives Mansion. https://goo.gl/maps/PfY78vs1vzq

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1404/6....jpg?zz=1
milepost milestone marker by Rives Mansion ( City of Downey California )
by Michael Poulin, on Flickr

The other one is in the City of Norwalk. It's on Imperial Highway at Jersey, on the north side of the street. https://goo.gl/maps/QtRvL8Xozjo

I have only found these three milestone markers, and I can't find any others, nor can I find any story about marking this old road this way. These markers were placed by the Downey Historical Society, but I haven't found anything else about this road, or if there are more markers. I can never hit the DHS when they are open, so I haven't been able to go ask them questions.

Does anyone else know about this Old San Diego Road, or if there are other milestone markers?


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