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Oviatt Building Fan May 19, 2013 3:14 PM

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059118.jpgLAPL http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059118.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 5173750)
The [mid Wilshire 'I. Magnin' building] chandelier (or a replica) is still there. I believe it is a Orrefors crystal custom-design for Magnin's.


The chandelier at the building is the one that's always been there. It's not a replica ... sort of.

In the late 1930s, when the building was being constructed, the owners of 'I. Magnin' went to Paris and saw an enormous Lalique chandelier --the largest that Lalique ever made-- on display at an exhibition. Lalique was not willing to sell the original, but offered to make another one for the Magnin store: it would be very expensive and would take nearly a year to complete.

The Magnins (via Myron Hunt) came up with another idea: at the exhibition, they quietly sketched the original chandelier and commissioned a Los Angeles glassmaker to copy it. Sure enough, it's that copy which has hung in the building since 1939.

unihikid May 19, 2013 5:24 PM

One last post from me about the Winnet's/Candy's,the dedication of St. Vincent Court.Mr Winnet doesnt look too happy....

[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...psb065ae47.jpg[/IMG]
LAPL

ethereal_reality May 19, 2013 6:31 PM

The Kenmore Clinton Apartments, built 1927

http://imageshack.us/a/img689/9194/a...tkenmorecl.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=30146




lobby interior
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/377/apts...tkenmorein.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=73953



It survives! -barely escaping the construction of the Hollywood Freeway.

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/4290/apt...tkenmorelo.jpg
http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17814...os-Angeles-CA/



http://imageshack.us/a/img6/2807/apt...tkaerialal.jpg
google aerial
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LAPL also has this building labeled as the Kenmore Clinton Apartments when clearly it isn't.

http://imageshack.us/a/img16/8389/aa...annermisla.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=30468



http://imageshack.us/a/img825/9194/a...tkenmorecl.jpg
gsv


But LAPL supplies us with a useful clue to the building's true identity. "A sign above the door reads, Cornfield Manor."

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/8389/aa...annermisla.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=30468
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Chuckaluck May 19, 2013 7:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albany NY (Post 6133483)
Chuckaluck, I went looking for the Gardner Building....

Thanks Albany!

I am too busy apartment hunting. Looking for a place to safely park the Saxon six.

1924 - 95 South Los Robles "The Maryland Apts."
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0



http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0


http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0




Looks like a vacancy (Keep it under your hat or Gort's helmet!)
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0



Mrs. C thinks we ought to keep looking. She thinks we ought to stay at the Maryland Hotel. I think she like it because it has an I Magnin's and she has her eye on a new bonnet!

1925 - 419 East Colorado, Pasadena (Interesting placement (canting) of second floor windows.))

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

Chuckaluck May 19, 2013 7:26 PM

Just up the street from No. 95 is 54 South Los Robles


1925
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0




http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0


http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0




In 1914, Los Robles had good lighting and what appears to be tall palms.

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

ethereal_reality May 19, 2013 7:32 PM

originally posted last week
http://imageshack.us/a/img838/6052/aabchucksenator.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6125353)
Contemporary - Major transformation. Old advertising remains on the Dewey.
http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/hotel.jpg

http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/hotel.jpg

When comparing the two photographs, it looks like the old Senator Hotel facade has been moved back or shaved off,
setting it further back from the sidewalk than the Dewey next door.
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ethereal_reality May 19, 2013 7:44 PM

Chuckaluck, do you realize your photos are showing up chopped up again? I think the last time it was happening
you didn't realize it because they looked normal on your computer.

Some of your photo are just fine though, so I can't figure out whats happening. -just a friendly reminder. :)
thanks Chuckaluck

Chuckaluck May 19, 2013 7:46 PM

1930 - 40 South Los Robles

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0



http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0


Young bank customers.
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0


Waters & Jones
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0

Chuckaluck May 19, 2013 7:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6134005)
Chuckaluck, do you realize your photos are showing up chopped up again? I think the last time it was happening
you didn't realize it because they looked normal on your computer.



Some of your photo are just fine though, so I can't figure out whats happening. -just a friendly reminder. :)
thanks Chuckaluck


Sorry. The image you posted as part of this message looks fine to me.

Back to the drawing board.:

(Will try to fix later. In the meantime, anyone who can view these as complete images, is welcome to repost universally viewable versions in separate posts and I will delete these.)

jg6544 May 19, 2013 8:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oviatt Building Fan (Post 6133824)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059118.jpgLAPL http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059118.jpg




The chandelier at the building is the one that's always been there. It's not a replica ... sort of.

In the late 1930s, when the building was being constructed, the owners of 'I. Magnin' went to Paris and saw an enormous Lalique chandelier --the largest that Lalique ever made-- on display at an exhibition. Lalique was not willing to sell the original, but offered to make another one for the Magnin store: it would be very expensive and would take nearly a year to complete.

The Magnins (via Myron Hunt) came up with another idea: at the exhibition, they quietly sketched the original chandelier and commissioned a Los Angeles glassmaker to copy it. Sure enough, it's that copy which has hung in the building since 1939.

I think the one at the mid-Wilshire store is by Orrefors; Lalique did the ones at the Beverly Hills and San Francisco/Union Square stores.

ethereal_reality May 19, 2013 8:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6134015)
Sorry. The image you posted as part of this message looks fine to me.

Back to the drawing board.:

(Will try to fix later. In the meantime, anyone who can view these as complete images, is welcome to repost universally viewable versions in separate posts and I will delete these.)

Thanks Chuckaluck.
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tovangar2 May 19, 2013 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6133994)
originally posted last week
http://imageshack.us/a/img838/6052/aabchucksenator.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6125353)


When comparing the two photographs, it looks like the old Senator Hotel facade has been moved back or shaved off,
setting it further back from the sidewalk than the Dewey next door.
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It looks to me like the Senator went missing at some point. How else would the side wall of the Dewey have been revealed to receive the painted signage?
(Although it now occurs to me the the signage maybe from before the time the Senator was first built - property records give build dates of 1911 & 1994 for the Dewey and Senator. I found nothing on the old Senator)


I thought Chuckaluck posted details from the other photo to highlight interesting areas. Ir didn't occur to me that the photo might have broken up (?)

Chuckaluck May 19, 2013 8:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6134036)
Thanks Chuckaluck.

I'm curious now. Are other people seeing what I am seeing?
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Pressed an older computer and monitor into service - which may be part of problem. Different resolutions. Inasmuch as AlbanyNY evidently had no problem viewing the enlargements, I hastily assumed that there were no issues. If not for you mentioning it, I would not have given it a second thought.

FWIW, the older system I am using has what appears to be 20" monitor, can't remember what graphics are employed. Not as an excuse, I recall Prophet did not seem to have any viewing problems. Curious what others who have no viewing problems are using. T2?

Regarding the Senator, it was obvious to me something MAJOR had occurred. Leafing through this thread, the notion of removing building tops, sides and fronts is not unheard of. The indents in the new building may be the best indication of a new build versus a substantial remodel - in the absence of decent aerial or leftside view. T2's theory that the Dewey's advertising predated the Senator makes sense. Hard to tell, but the early version of the Senator seemed closer to the street than the neighboring Dewey. This may have had something to do with its remodel or rebuild.

ethereal_reality May 19, 2013 9:13 PM

originally posted by MartinTurnbull
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/8189/a...urnbullssp.jpg
Max Yavno

Quote:

Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 6132862)
It's the port-cochere entrance of I. Magnin on Wilshire in Hancock Park (adjacent). The building is still there and still in pretty good shape.


I found this photograph of the I. Magnin port-cochere on an old cd of mine.

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/6533/i...chererearo.jpg
ocdom
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ethereal_reality May 19, 2013 9:35 PM

I know a lot of you native Los Angelenos remember backyard incinerators. (they've been mentioned time and again on the thread)

but Mr. Cramp's incinerator is on steroids.
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/6685/a...erator1954.jpg
press photo/ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img600/7623/a...erator1954.jpg
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ethereal_reality May 19, 2013 10:26 PM

The sign in front of the 'Arcade Palm' finally comes into focus.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/9201/aaaneg0308c.jpg
negative found on ebay (on an old cd of mine dated 2007)

I can make out 'NOT ALLOWED'. Kind of disappointing...I was expecting something a little more, shall we say, profound. :(
Can anyone make out the rest?

Ploni May 19, 2013 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6134150)
The sign in front of the 'Arcade Palm' finally comes into focus.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/9201/aaaneg0308c.jpg
negative found on ebay (on an old cd of mine dated 2007)

I can make out 'NOT ALLOWED'. Kind of disappointing...I was expecting something a little more, shall we say, profound. :(
Can anyone make out the rest?

Looks like 'FAST DRIVING NOT ALLOWED' to me.

JScott May 19, 2013 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6134150)
The sign in front of the 'Arcade Palm' finally comes into focus.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/9201/aaaneg0308c.jpg
negative found on ebay (on an old cd of mine dated 2007)

I can make out 'NOT ALLOWED'. Kind of disappointing...I was expecting something a little more, shall we say, profound. :(
Can anyone make out the rest?


FAST DRIVING
NOT ALLOWED
In These PREMISES <---- my best guess

CityBoyDoug May 19, 2013 11:09 PM

Backyard Incinerators....extinct relic of the past.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6134107)
I know a lot of you native Los Angelenos remember backyard incinerators. (they've been mentioned time and again on the thread)

1954 incinerator on steroids
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/6685/a...erator1954.jpg
press photo/ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img600/7623/a...erator1954.jpg
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We had this exact same model. This was the snazzy "Cadillac" of incinerators. It was held together by metal straps. The door had a lead counterweight to hold it open when you added your paper trash that was burned on an elevated grill. We see the exterior grill handle at the lower right side of incinerator. You would joggle that handle to release any left-over ash. I could really get a roaring fire going in this backyard wonder. Every week I used a shovel to haul out the ash. It was one of my childhood chores as a six year old kid...my allowance was 25 cents a week.

Engineer Cramp, although well meaning, was wasting his time because these annoying contraptions were outlawed around 1955. Someone may know the exact date.

Some of our neighbors did not have a proper concrete incinerator...they just used an old 55 gal. oil drum. Everyone also had a nasty, newspaper lined, garbage can for the wet stuff. Thanks ER for this post, you certainly come up with cool photos....memories for sure!

Flyingwedge May 19, 2013 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6134042)
It looks to me like the Senator went missing at some point. How else would the side wall of the Dewey have been revealed to receive the painted signage?
(Although it now occurs to me the the signage maybe from before the time the Senator was first built - property records give build dates of 1911 & 1994 for the Dewey and Senator. I found nothing on the old Senator)

Previously posted by Chuckaluck
http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/hotel.jpg
http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/hotel.jpg


Looking north at Main and 7th (where the streetcar is), c. 1915, when the Dewey was the Grand Pacific (same cigar advertisement):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps724b4fac.jpg
USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/18057/rec/3


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