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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 2:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Albany NY (Post 5859850)
It looks as though there are some other survivors here, as well. Mundane....but still there. Possibly the hardware store on the left of the building with the bay windows, and certainly the two buildings on the right. Notice that the second building has the same white stonework running up the side, as pointed out by the red arrow.
http://imageshack.us/a/img84/4641/survivors2.jpg
Why do I always find the ugly ducklings?........sighhhh


Actually, your finding isn't mundane at all, let alone an ugly duckling Albany NY. Isn't this the same building? It's from the same time period.

*The more I look at it, I'm not sure this is the same building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img253/4152/aafireproof2a.jpg
google street view



below: The details of this building are amazing. It must have been a real jewel back in the day.

http://imageshack.us/a/img690/2981/aafireproof2b.jpg
google street view

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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 3:21 AM

The Navarro Apartment Hotel, 925 South Alvarado.

http://imageshack.us/a/img690/5029/aanavarro1.jpg
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The Navarro today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/8656/aanavarrotoday.jpg
google street view




below: The Navarro is actually much larger than I first thought as shown in this aerial.

http://imageshack.us/a/img706/7251/aanavarroaerial.jpg
google earth

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jaco Oct 9, 2012 5:46 AM

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Originally Posted by rick m (Post 5857425)
This was the Law Bldng (#139 No. Broadway) just south of Court Flight - See the pedestrian bridge that ran back to the parking area up on the hill in vicinity of old Bradbury house site-- LAPL has 3 great view taken by city appraiser prior to its demolition --at same time as the Hall Of Records would be razed--


http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...hereisthis.jpg


Is this building with arrow the frontside of the backside?

http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...flight1926.jpg

If I had read ethereal reality's earlier post I would have had my question answered, thanks.

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 1:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5859346)
snip

North from 1st Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9036?v=hr

snip

Building with peaked roof still stands, barely.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/8...90144ee4_b.jpgGE

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8...73a01802_b.jpgGE

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 2:23 PM

Within Godzilla's wonderful post I added some modern day views.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5859346)
Northbound trip on Western Avenue in mid '20s posed an interesting slice of LA pie! (some are reposts)


North from Washington Blvd, ca '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-STR-040?v=hr

Telephone pole still stands?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8...9515b761_b.jpg GE

North from Wilshire Boulevard, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9041?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9045?v=hr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8...668eea40_b.jpgGE

North from 1st Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9036?v=hr

North from 6th Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...A61A7C1E9?v=hr

Building on left still stands.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8041/8...e9358425_b.jpgGE


North from 7th Street, '24 Very much like the overhead intersection lighting!
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9042?v=hr From USC Digital

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8...2bbd5d2e_b.jpgGE


rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 6:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Prezervit (Post 5081962)
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6...nlosangele.jpg

Downtown Los Angeles 1948
There are two buildings with domes in the foreground. Can anyone tell me what they are?

The domed building in the lower left corner of the photo is indeed the Embassy Hotel and Auditorium, the domed building to the right is the RKO Theatre located on the corner of 9th and Hill. Indeed, if you look very closely you can read "RKO" on both the back of the fly wall and the south side of the building!
I have two images of the RKO that I would like to add to your thread, but unsure how to post them.[/QUOTE]

Google Earth can help with then and now pictures. Love looking at the changes.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/8...172339d9_b.jpgGE

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 6:54 PM

:previous:Masterful effort rcarlton!
Mixed feelings seeing the contemporary images. Remodels are not always improvements.:hmmm:


Recent post - a few blocks away at 731 N Western
http://imageshack.us/a/img266/8480/a...turesdecof.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img266/8480/a...turesdecof.jpg

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 6:55 PM

1964
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 7:10 PM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5089570)
1938 view looking east up hollywood boulevard towards barnsdall park

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...30-9-ISLA?v=hr
source: USC Digital Archives snip

Google Earth. Used two churches in lower right to key on.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8...595edfdc_b.jpgGE

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 7:27 PM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5090988)
an amazing cloud shrouded sky looking west on wilshire boulevard from new hampshire street in the 30's

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...27-1-ISLA?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archives http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...27-1-ISLA?v=hr

Today:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8...eea945b1_b.jpgGE

GaylordWilshire Oct 9, 2012 7:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5860196)


That building was See's original candy factory...

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6066

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 8:16 PM

:previous:..to go from See's to a BAIT shop. :(

It's still fixable.

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 9:27 PM

Looks like an empty shell with a porta potti.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8...a4e795a1_b.jpgGE

GaylordWilshire Oct 9, 2012 10:03 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

A 1923 ad.... The building still stands. Here are a few recent shots:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z...2520PM.bmp.jpg

Images above and below are from Bing Maps... if you move one notch north, it becomes Public Storage, which I presume is the newer incarnation:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K...2520PM.bmp.jpg

The aerial below is from Google--notice the route of the Pacific Electric Air Line spur:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6...2520PM.bmp.jpg


A note on Bing Maps: After a lot of finagling, you can come up with different aerial angles. However, using Bing stopped my computer cold, so beware.

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5860828)

Seems like a very secure building - in 1924!

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 10:37 PM

Bekins Pico and Crenshaw pre-'33
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XTN15K8KLF.jpgCal.St.Lib

"Same as it ever was . . . ?" better than most!
http://www.publicstorage.com/images/...eshow_full.jpghttp://laist.com/attachments/la_kemp...f79f3aa5-1.jpggooglehttp://la.curbed.com/uploads/2007-04-uglystorage.jpglacurbed

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5860828)



below: Here's a wider view of the 'spur'. I've circled GaylordWilshire's storage warehouse in red.

http://imageshack.us/a/img222/2733/a...vdspurline.jpg
google earth

In the past did this rather lengthy 'spur' continue west on Exposition Boulevard?

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The empty swaths of land left by this old 'spur' is amazing. You could land a small airplane there!

http://imageshack.us/a/img641/1018/a...onblvdspur.jpg
google earth

So who owns this land now? The city of Los Angeles?

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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 11:25 PM

I found a couple more images of the Hershey Arms at 2600 Wilshire. Is that a sign on the tower or part of the architectural ornament?

http://imageshack.us/a/img31/605/aahersheyarms1pc.jpg
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below: A rare view of the opulent interior.

http://imageshack.us/a/img201/9739/a...eyarmshuge.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img21/5401/aa...yarmsebay1.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vint-PC-Hers...-/261026475392

An earlier post by GaylordWilshire also included this photo.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4770
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Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5860884)
In the past did this rather lengthy 'spur' continue west on Exposition boulevard?

The empty swaths of land left by this old 'spur' is amazing.

So who owns this land now? The city of Los Angeles?

If the term "spur" comes from the advertisement, it may have been merely a term of art used just for the ad and brevity. They might have used "branch" too. It could have started out as a short "spur" line and grew with the city, or a big spur to accommodate freight rather than passengers.

Hard to say who has ownership of strip. Tax rolls might provide insight. Since portions are in use and others not, it is possible for many owners/lessors/licensees.

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 11:48 PM

:previous: Thanks for the information Godzilla.
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A tourist's snapshot of the RKO Studios soundstage on the corner of Melrose Ave. and Gower Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img338/7623/la0226rkosnap.jpg
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below: The soundstage today...now part of Paramount Studios.

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/78/aarkotoday.jpg





below: Another tourist's snapshot. Notice the lightning bolts at the top of the RKO tower.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/5445/aarkosnap2.jpg
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The lightning bolts symbolize Morse code.

http://imageshack.us/a/img708/9699/aarkoyoutube.jpg
click on this link to see and hear (in morse code) the RKO logo in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzeqLo_BGNo




And finally, a beautiful RPPC.

http://imageshack.us/a/img193/1820/aarkogreatrppc.jpg
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You just gotta love old Hollywood! :)

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