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ethereal_reality Oct 27, 2017 4:51 AM

I don't believe we have visited the short lived Palos Verdes College on NLA (photo taken September 12, 1947)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/16PZkm.jpg
calisphere / September 12, 1947

The college opened in September 1947 with a temporary campus in a converted AAF base located off of Crest Road in the Rolling Hills area.

The college had plans to construct a permanent campus, however fund raising was never adequate
and the campus closed in 1955. (well that was fast!)

The first thing that caught my eye was the odd little car.
Then I wondered about the tank situated on top of the hill (with a clear pathway leading down to the campus)

Here's a closer look.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/fQ4w0m.jpg
detail

It puzzles me because the 'tank' looks more like a grain bin. (I have midwestern roots)
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Here's a 2nd photo.

It's very similar to the first, minus the car....and the people. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/L3Bg7c.jpg
geocatching





I'll end with this undated aerial of the campus.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/3sbvE4.jpg
palosverdeshistory

I placed a red arrow where that odd little car was parked > > > > >

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ethereal_reality Oct 27, 2017 5:28 AM

I'll sign off tonight with a 'mystery' location.


At first glance (I was looking at a thumbnail), I thought these people were posing on the roof of the Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/VmctuN.jpg
old personal file /

Obviously they're not on a roof at all. This appears to be more like a kiosk or ticket booth of some sort.

The only clue in my file is the date; 1895.

Does anyone have an idea where this photograph might have been taken?

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GaylordWilshire Oct 27, 2017 11:47 AM

Re 1700 S Western Ave...here's an aerial of it (lower right) showing that its various gables and the porch match the house seen across "Harvard Yard" where the boys are mustering...

AND, most interestingly, Frank Tyler was the architect of three of the houses we've discussed as possibilities-- the house you found at 2231 Cambridge (nwc Oxford), 1700 S Western, and 1829 S Manhattan....


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xZ...w=w822-h606-no



Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7966778)
:previous:

You're right--doesn't match. I realize now that the house is on Western Ave, not Oxford. How about 1700 S Western? (The blue circle--the red is 1710 S Oxford.)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zy...=w1106-h438-no


CityBoyDoug Oct 27, 2017 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7966922)
I'll sign off tonight with a 'mystery' location.


At first glance (I was looking at a thumbnail), I thought these people were posing on the roof of the Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/VmctuN.jpg
old personal file /

Obviously they're not on a roof at all. This appears to be more like a kiosk or ticket booth of some sort.

The only clue in my file is the date; 1895.

Does anyone have an idea where this photograph might have been taken?

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This building might be a land sales office. There appears to be rolled up things inside....probably tact maps. 1895 LA was boom time for land sales.

Slicked up man....is he a sales agent?

Earl Boebert Oct 27, 2017 3:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7966904)
I don't believe we have visited the short lived Palos Verdes College on NLA (photo taken September 12, 1947)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/16PZkm.jpg
calisphere / September 12, 1947

[snip]

I placed a red arrow where that odd little car was parked > > > > >

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The "odd little car" is a Fiat Topolino, base of many a hot rod back in the day:

https://images.fineartamerica.com/im...mccullough.jpg

https://images.fineartamerica.com/im...mccullough.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Oct 27, 2017 6:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7967021)
This building might be a land sales office. There appears to be rolled up things inside....probably tact maps. 1895 LA was boom time for land sales.

Slicked up man....is he a sales agent?


I'm surprised to read that, considering that the effects of the Panic of 1893 didn't really lift until after McKinley was elected in 1896. I know reports of LA building permits definitely picked up after his election.

ethereal_reality Oct 27, 2017 8:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7967015)
AND, most interestingly, Frank Tyler was the architect of three of the houses we've discussed as possibilities-- the house you found at 2231 Cambridge (nwc Oxford),
1700 S Western, and 1829 S Manhattan....

Very interesting GW! You joggled my memory.

I had forgotten about the four houses on Oxford Street designed by Frank M Tyler
that were constructed in the theme of cards!
– each one being either hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs. (I'm not quite understanding the card theme idea :shrug:)

that post is HERE
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The city directories have Mr. Tyler and his wife living at 1002 S. Longwood Ave in a rather modest, yet eclectic, home. [built in 1926]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/0A3WLS.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/EJi2Qe.jpg1927

the 1938 directory includes 'archt' behind his name (& at the same address)

here's a side view (facing Olympic Blvd)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/OXsQAb.jpg
gsv

a quick look inside

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/gInyp7.jpg
realtor.com

:previous: THIS is why I included the term 'eclectic'....maybe pastiche would have been a better word. Either way....it's big ugly.


In 1898 Frank, listed as a draughtsman, was living on the USC campus.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/a1A8hy.jpg


Here is one of his illustrations from that time period.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/I8TTnn.jpg
usc digital archives


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/xqSnoU.jpg
detail

for search purposed:

White Star Amusement Pier
Hollister Ave. Ocean Park
Frank M. Tyler Archt
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I'm off to Illinois to visit my Mom. I'll try to check in on the blog tomorrow.

Tourmaline Oct 27, 2017 9:31 PM

300 East Walnut, Pasadena, corner of Walnut and Marengo, is the current address for the Superior Court in Pasadena. In 1930, the same location embraced Magic Carpet Miniature Golf.

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0
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Par Zero?
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0



Contemporary - Superior Court, Pasadena Branch
https://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bph...cmGDx1EQ/o.jpghttps://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bph...cmGDx1EQ/o.jpg

CityBoyDoug Oct 27, 2017 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7967520)
I'm surprised to read that, considering that the effects of the Panic of 1893 didn't really lift until after McKinley was elected in 1896. I know reports of LA building permits definitely picked up after his election.

I don't trust that 1895 date for the photo but some kind of ''business'' is being conducted therein. The LA Examiner might have sold a lot of advertising for the land sales.

Maybe the Examiner company or most likely Hearst owned the land? The head honcho of the Examiner was millionaire Hearst who was a large land owner. During Mr. Heart's life he did sell off portions of his acreage due to his immediate need for cash to continue his eccentric lifestyle. He would be like him to have his personal lady architect design the miniature land sales office. Quaint.

The petite building has the eclectic style of Architect Julia Morgan on it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/VmctuN.jpg
old personal file /ER

Thanks ER for the use of your photo.

Earl Boebert Oct 27, 2017 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7967789)
I don't trust that 1895 date for the photo but some kind of ''business'' is being conducted therein. The LA Examiner might have sold a lot of advertising for the land sales.

Maybe the Examiner company or most likely Hearst owned the land? The head honcho of the Examiner was millionaire Hearst who was a large land owner. During Mr. Heart's life he did sell off portions of his acreage due to his immediate need for cash to continue his eccentric lifestyle. He would be like him to have his personal lady architect design the miniature land sales office. Quaint.

The petite building has the eclectic style of Architect Julia Morgan on it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/VmctuN.jpg
old personal file /ER

Thanks ER for the use of your photo.

I agree on the "iffy" dating; neither the clothes nor the light bulbs look like 1895 to me -- more like the 1910's or so. But I could be wrong.

Given the ornate and unusual looking construction behind this little office, could this be at some exposition or fair?

Cheers,

Earl

Tourmaline Oct 27, 2017 11:46 PM

"Get your motor running."

"Head out on the highway.
"



May 1919 - So Cal Edison "Private" Garage (1515-1525 East First Street(:shrug:))

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/16470


http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0





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http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/16474






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http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/21114

Tourmaline Oct 27, 2017 11:49 PM

One more for the road . . .

1918 - Edison Bldg. Third and Broadway
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0
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http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1024&DMTEXT=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1536&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=1536&DMTEXT=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=2048&DMTEXT=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=2048&DMTEXT=0


Time for a relief pitcher?

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=3072&DMTEXT=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...=3584&DMTEXT=0

CityBoyDoug Oct 27, 2017 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7967913)
"Get your motor running."

"Head out on the highway.
"



May 1919 - So Cal Edison "Private" Garage (1515-1525 East First Street(:shrug:))

Chain drive on that truck.....can you see the danger.....:surrender:

Plus those dreadful solid rubber tires.....imagine the ride.

BillinGlendaleCA Oct 28, 2017 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7966904)
I don't believe we have visited the short lived Palos Verdes College on NLA (photo taken September 12, 1947)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/16PZkm.jpg
calisphere / September 12, 1947

The college opened in September 1947 with a temporary campus in a converted AAF base located off of Crest Road in the Rolling Hills area.

The college had plans to construct a permanent campus, however fund raising was never adequate
and the campus closed in 1955. (well that was fast!)

The first thing that caught my eye was the odd little car.
Then I wondered about the tank situated on top of the hill (with a clear pathway leading down to the campus)

Here's a closer look.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/fQ4w0m.jpg
detail

It puzzles me because the 'tank' looks more like a grain bin. (I have midwestern roots)
__





Here's a 2nd photo.

It's very similar to the first, minus the car....and the people. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/L3Bg7c.jpg
geocatching





I'll end with this undated aerial of the campus.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/3sbvE4.jpg
palosverdeshistory

I placed a red arrow where that odd little car was parked > > > > >

__


Looking at the topography(especially from the aerial view), that looks like where the Palos Verdes Transit Authority and Vista Del Mar High are located now. I was on the other side of the hill at Del Cerro Park last Sunday in a doomed attempt to take the last of the Milky Way pics of the year(I did get some good golden hour pics with Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands).

CityBoyDoug Oct 29, 2017 1:04 AM

Art Deco building Los Angeles....

http://78.media.tumblr.com/286115629...mseo1_1280.jpg
http://78.media.tumblr.com/286115629...mseo1_1280.jpg

more.....Eastern Building Lofts....

http://78.media.tumblr.com/3518b90dc...fmseo3_500.jpg
http://78.media.tumblr.com/3518b90dc...fmseo3_500.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 29, 2017 1:10 AM

re: Los Angeles Examiner sales booth/kiosk.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug
The head honcho of the Los Angeles Examiner was millionaire William Randolph Hearst.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7967839)
I agree on the "iffy" dating; neither the clothes nor the light bulbs look like 1895 to me -- more like the 1910's or so. But I could be wrong.

Given the ornate and unusual looking construction behind this little office, could this be at some exposition or fair?

An exposition or world fair had crossed my mind as well.

The Midwinter International Exposition was held in San Francisco in 1894.
(and S.F. was the home of William Randolph Heart's newspaper Empire)

This is only a guess, mind you.
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Earl Boebert Oct 29, 2017 3:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7968710)
re: Los Angeles Examiner sales booth/kiosk.



An exposition or world fair had crossed my mind as well.

The Midwinter International Exposition was held in San Francisco in 1894.
(and S.F. was the home of William Randolph Heart's newspaper Empire)

This is only a guess, mind you.
__

I was wondering if it was the Panama-California at San Diego in 1915. Just another guess.

Cheers,

Earl

BillinGlendaleCA Oct 29, 2017 4:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7968705)

And here's what lies beyond those doors...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/...9536c975_b.jpg_9070183.jpg by Me, on Flickr

GaylordWilshire Oct 29, 2017 1:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7968705)



Priors on the Lane-Wells/Winne-Sutch complex, including its appearance in The Two Jakes, and an extensive overview by ER:


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5896

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=34857

CityBoyDoug Oct 29, 2017 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7968924)
Priors on the Lane-Wells/Winne-Sutch complex, including its appearance in The Two Jakes, and an extensive overview by ER:


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Thanks for posting your update.....

I'm trying to redo most of ER's comments. He has made over 12,000 posts... so we have a long way to go. That will make another 12,000 posts for yourself.


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