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HossC Nov 13, 2019 9:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8747575)

I don't recall seeing this photo dated 1966 before:

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...62&oe=5E47D91FVLA Facebook

I love the array of cars parked along the street. What is the red sporty one in front of Coffee Dan's?

It looks like a Triumph TR3 to me. There are plenty of other angles at the link below.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...TriumphTR3.jpg
www.sportscarshop.com

Earl Boebert Nov 13, 2019 9:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8747630)
It looks like a Triumph TR3 to me. There are plenty of other angles at the link below.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...TriumphTR3.jpg
www.sportscarshop.com

Yup. Definitely a TR3. The Coffee Dan's car has the standard wire wheels instead of the somewhat odd spoked ones in your picture.

When I used to flag corners for SCCA races we hated those things. They had a real tendency to roll over and shed hoods, doors, and trunk lids.

Cheers,

Earl

HossC Nov 13, 2019 9:32 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8747643)

Yup. Definitely a TR3. The Coffee Dan's car has the standard wire wheels instead of the somewhat odd spoked ones in your picture.

It was the only image I could find in the right color combination and with the right roof design. I think the car in my picture has the popular Minilite rally wheels which appeared on many cars of the '60s and '70s.

Godzilla Nov 13, 2019 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8747643)
Yup. Definitely a TR3. The Coffee Dan's car has the standard wire wheels instead of the somewhat odd spoked ones in your picture.


With or without spoked rims, from a distance TR3s are quite similar to TR2s. ;)


TR2
https://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphot...ebay373213.jpg

ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2019 9:46 PM

Here's an interesting tid-bit about Aldo's Coffee Shop.

Iamnotastalker

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/xLwUK7.jpg

It's where Cher first met Sonny.

Aldo's is an empty lot now.



Martin Pal, yes, that's the photo. Thanks buddy.
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sadykadie2 Nov 14, 2019 6:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8739191)
^^^
I remember Orange Julius stands from the 1960s. There was one near my high school in Burbank. What happened to them? Did they go out of business? Did the beverage lose popularity? It was quite good. I can't remember if they also served hamburgers and fries--I think not. Maybe a one drink stand just wasn't enough. Is Orange Julius still around? I have no idea why they used the devil in their signs. That may have turned off some. They should have used God. A heavenly drink would sell better than a hellish one.

Still around!https://www.menuism.com/restaurant-l...us-53149/us/ca

ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2019 5:28 PM

Here's an interesting snapshot from the South Pasadena area.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/gqtkG8.jpg
eBay (from a few weeks ago)

Has anyone heard of Meridian Iron Works? (the photograph was taken in the 1970s)

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Scott Charles Nov 14, 2019 5:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8746613)
Kazanznak may have changed from the late 1960s to when you want there. I learned a lot from him but you are correct, he wasn't that friendly.

In fairness, he seemed to be a pretty nice guy to the other students... he just hated me because he thought I was that “Kirk” student.

I did have that Kirk kid in one of my classes eventually, and he was a class clown type, no doubt about it... loud, boisterous, and always cracking jokes... but I still couldn't understand how Mr. Kazanznak confused the two of us.

I mean, Kirk was a white kid, and I was, well... Japanese. And Kirk was about 6'2" or 6'3", while I was only 5'9". The only similarity I could find between Kirk and I was that we both had brown hair!

And I'm sure it was the same Kirk, too, as Mr. Kazanznak would often use his last name when addressing me. It was an unusual last name, too - to this day, I've never even heard of another person with the same last name.

HossC Nov 14, 2019 8:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8748544)

Here's an interesting snapshot from the South Pasadena area.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/gqtkG8.jpg
eBay (from a few weeks ago)

Has anyone heard of Meridian Iron Works? (the photograph was taken in the 1970s)

The building's still there at 913 Meridian Avenue. It was a museum which looked like this in 2015:

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...IronWorks1.jpg
GSV

It's now white (a color it's been for most of its life), and all the signage is missing. A Facebook page hasn't been updated since November 2016. There more information about Meridian Iron Works at www.southpasadenaca.gov.

ETA. The page above contains a link to a PDF file about the 2016 repainting project. It includes this 1890 picture (the building dates from 1886/87). It shows the store complete with a porch, which was removed some time between 1894 and 1903 when Meridian Avenue was widened.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...IronWorks2.jpg
www.southpasadenaca.gov (PDF file)

ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2019 9:35 PM

:previous: Fantastic sleuthing, Hoss.

The building looked like it was on its last legs in the 1970s. I certainly didn't expect it to still be there.

Lwize Nov 15, 2019 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8748755)

Cash only?!

What, no Apple Pay in 1890?

ethereal_reality Nov 15, 2019 3:36 AM

Here is a truly phenomenal photograph of the Swanfeldt Tent & Awning Co. at 220 S. Main in downtown Los Angeles.....eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/TeNVut.jpg
eBay

What's up with the string?....Who's dat upstairs? . . .the young Swanfeldt family?


We have discussed the Swanfeldt company a couple of times on NLA but the eBay photograph [shown above] is new!


A. W. Swanfeldt is discussed in the 2nd half of a post by tovanger2. ....HERE
(includes a photo of a 1915 Swanfeldt straightjacket once owned by Houdini)

A second Swanfeldt location, on the corner of N Figueroa and Boston Streets, is featured in a post by HossC....HERE

An impressive exterior photograph of the Swanfeldt, 220 Main St., can be found at insroland




originally posted tovangar2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/ZpJohb.jpg
awningsonline
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odinthor Nov 15, 2019 5:54 AM

^^^ Golly! If Swanfeldt was a big supplier of tents for rental to the Catalina crowd, the company would have been thriving!

https://i.postimg.cc/7Yg04RdP/Catalina-Tents.jpg
odinthor collection; and http://web.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal24.html

ethereal_reality Nov 15, 2019 8:15 PM

odinthor, I wonder if this is part of Swanfeldt's tent city? .... Note the large tent covering the smaller individual. tents.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/6cV0HW.jpg

The diffused sunlight creates a rather, shall I say, ethereal effect.



Here's the complete stereoview view with Island Villa, Avalon Cal. written at the bottom.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/5aNp8L.jpg
eBay (found a long time ago)





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sopas ej Nov 15, 2019 9:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8748755)
The building's still there at 913 Meridian Avenue.

It's now white (a color it's been for most of its life), and all the signage is missing.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...IronWorks2.jpg
www.southpasadenaca.gov (PDF file)

Here's a picture of it that I took in June of this year:
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b4&oe=5E44254B
Photo by me


You can see it briefly here in the opening credits for that 1990s sitcom "Step By Step." The show is set in a fictional town in Wisconsin:
Video Link

ethereal_reality Nov 15, 2019 9:46 PM

I've been looking at this photograph off and on for the past week.

Seller's description.

Original Photograph, Santa Monica Bath House. [1925]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/f4Yd4h.jpg
eBay

As you can see, the photo shows a large, man-made pool with a slide.

I don't recall any of the Santa Monica's bath houses having a large outdoor pool like the one in this photo. (hmmm...am I correct to say the ocean is on the other side of building?)


In the distance, off to the left, there appears to be a series of steps leading down to the lagoon-like pool.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/OeW1rW.jpg

So which bath house is this? :shrug:





Let's take a closer look.
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I've tried to read the signs on the building but it's of no use.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/Bg9nEz.jpg

Note the commotion under the slide. ...Fun and games..or..piranha attack?

.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................;)




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CityBoyDoug Nov 16, 2019 2:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8749850)
I've been looking at this photograph off and on for the past week.

Seller's description.

Original Photograph, Santa Monica Bath House. [1925]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/f4Yd4h.jpg
eBay

As you can see, the photo shows a large, man-made pool with a slide.

I don't recall any of the Santa Monica's bath houses having a large outdoor pool like the one in this photo. (hmmm...am I correct to say the ocean is on the other side of building?)


]

Not totally sure but this does not have a Santa Monica look to it. Was it mislabeled.

Any large outdoor pool in Santa Monica would be unusable in the winter.

Beaudry Nov 16, 2019 3:26 AM

I found this building in my iPhoto, evidently a old slide I captured with my phone at some point.

Got curious about it and found the building easily enough since the street sign is in the shot. 250 N Glendale, but you'd be hard pressed to know it lurks beneath all that fencing and foliage and such.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...24325dcd_o.png

It's by Joe B. Jordan, 1959. I think it's a pretty nifty late-Late-Moderne kinda deal.

July 19, 1959:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5d62f174_o.png

More importantly, ER, thank you for posting that shot of the Swanfeldt, if you hadn't I might not have seen it on eBay and therefore might not have bought it, which I did about three seconds after I saw your post.

I have a bit of a thing for the IOOF on Main, which is Morgan & Walls, 1894, demolished in the spring of 1995.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/gTKROD.jpg

CityBoyDoug Nov 16, 2019 3:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8750180)
I found this building in my iPhoto, evidently a old slide I captured with my phone at some point.

Got curious about it and found the building easily enough since the street sign is in the shot. 250 N Glendale, but you'd be hard pressed to know it lurks beneath all that fencing and foliage and such.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...24325dcd_o.png

It's by Joe B. Jordan, 1959. I think it's a pretty nifty late-Late-Moderne kinda deal.

July 19, 1959:



More importantly, ER, thank you for posting that shot of the Swanfeldt, if you hadn't I might not have seen it on eBay and therefore might not have bought it, which I did about three seconds after I saw your post.

Yes Beaudry:.....this is a classic example of 1950 & 60s modern small office/factory building at its best. I say this as a long-time architectural devotee and occasional designer.

ethereal_reality Nov 17, 2019 9:17 PM

:previous: It's always fun discovering something hidden behind overgrowth. It's like a surprise present.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8750180)
More importantly, ER, thank you for posting that shot of the Swanfeldt, if you hadn't I might not have seen it on eBay and therefore might not have bought it,
which I did about three seconds after I saw your post.

Beaudry, I'm happy to hear you now own the Swanfeldt photograph.

If you don't mind, I'd like to post a larger verson. (of course a scan from the original photograph will be much clearer) Hint

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/1RzjVN.jpg
eBay (it's no longer there. I wonder why) ;)

I was thinking about the banner situation.


hmm...there might be a baby sitting on the lap of the older lady (the grandmother?). I thought perhaps the baby had grabbed the banner and pulled it inside the window.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/D5M0av.jpg
detail

That is, until I realized the baby would have had to grab the bottom of the swag.



OH, AND ONE MORE THING:

I wonder why the photographer didn't yell up to the second floor and tell them to fix the banner.
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Also too...I'm still intrigued by the string (and post) in the foreground.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/nHwE1V.jpg


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