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CityBoyDoug Feb 16, 2017 6:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7713931)
I have a fondness for tricycles..... Here is a early version for grown-ups called a Velocipede. I would very much like one of these.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/9SBq44.jpgdetail
Previous post pic by ER

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2716/3...bae84ce7_z.jpg

ScottyB likes tricycles.....me too. Yep, that's me on my fav tricycle.. a Velo-King, made in England in the 1930s.

The location is our rented house on Violeta Dr., Alhambra. The rent was $100 a month furnished which my mom thought was overpriced. [Minimum wage was 43 cents an hr then] We lived there for a year while our new house was being built in San Gabriel...about 3 miles away.
That's my stepdad's 1946 Buick in the garage, so this must have been a weekend.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7ygumts3.jpg
file
Same house today in 2017.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psuuhadsem.jpg
gsv

HossC Feb 16, 2017 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7713797)

The building I couldn't figure out (in the distance shown below) turned out to be the Crescent Arms on 8th Street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/w8pygz.jpg

Flipped
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/pIVry0.png

What did the rooftop sign spell out in the 1950s?:previous:

The building at 1709 W 8th Street, which is now the Crescent Arms, spent some of its early life as the Halliburton Building, due to Halliburton Oil being a major tenant. I haven't tracked down any decent pictures of it during that time, but I believe the roof sign just says "HALLIBURTON BLDG".

BTW. The building on the corner of Wilshire and Burlington from the original post was the subject of a mystery location back in 2014:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6776161)

"IBM office employees, Los Angeles." (no date)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/fKOSRh.jpg
ebay

I thought it would be fun to try and locate this office by using the clues outside the window.

Here are the follow-up posts:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24252 - Lorendoc

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24254 - HossC

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24258 - HossC

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24259 - Lorendoc

HossC Feb 16, 2017 1:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7713424)

If you look closely you can see the sign for Carpenter's Drive-In across the street (on the northwest corner of Wilshire and Western)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/Ey617e.jpg
detail

Although Carpenter's Drive-In was on the northwest corner of Wilshire and Western at some point (as seen in the undated picture below), in 1931, when the photo above was taken, Carpenter's was at 667 S Western Avenue, which is on the southwest corner of Wilshire and Western. It would've been where Melody Lane is below. My original post on Carpenter's, which includes menus, other locations and close-ups, can be found here.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6357272)

I checked out the intersection, and so far this is the only picture of Carpenter's I could find.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...tersection.jpg
USC Digital Library

Is Harry Carpenter's Drive-In open for business here? There's no tower on the roof and the parking lot looks very quiet.


oldstuff Feb 16, 2017 3:05 PM

[QUOTE=CityBoyDoug;7713985]ScottyB likes tricycles.....me too. Yep, that's me on my fav tricycle.. a Velo-King, made in England in the 1930s.

The location is our rented house on Violeta Dr., Alhambra. The rent was $100 a month furnished which my mom thought was overpriced. [Minimum wage was 43 cents an hr then] We lived there for a year while our new house was being built in San Gabriel...about 3 miles away.
That's my stepdad's 1946 Buick in the garage, so this must have been a weekend.

I see that you are both wearing sweaters, or jackets. In my family we had a saying "put on a sweater, your mother is cold" which may have been the case here?

My stepdad always had Buicks too.

BifRayRock Feb 16, 2017 4:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7713777)
Here's an original color negative for sale on ebay.

"[19]48 MACMILLAN Gas Station, 6th & NORMANDY L.A. 4"x5" ORIG.COLOR NEG"

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...8.jpg~original
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MD34-125-48-...3D351976904464







No obvious remnants of what was once [Odell Smith's "Smitty's"] Macmillan Service Station at 3601 W. Sixth Street - north of the Normandie Hotel. Gas was sold at this corner as early as the '30s, e.g., Dixie Gas.


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.jpg~originalGoogleSVU




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...l.jpg~originalGoogleSVU




Looks like another old friend, Cassell's (formerly at 3266 W. Sixth) has moved west and gone upscale.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...8.jpg~originalGoogleSV

http://aht.seriouseats.com/images/20...ls-facade2.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7565






Martin Pal Feb 16, 2017 5:48 PM

:previous:

A friend took me to lunch at that (new location) Cassell's last September...very good!



Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7713536)
You beat me to it Martin Pal. I had photos saved up for a post about Vicki "The Back" Dougan.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7713797)
Southeast corner of Wilshire and Burlington Ave.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/bqGZyT.jpggsv

The building is still there with a 'modern' facade tacked on the front. (which needed to be removed and the integrity of the building restored)
The understated clock needed to be put back too.
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I'm kinda surpised that street lamp (with the wordy sign on it) is still there!

Tourmaline Feb 16, 2017 6:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7712494)
Anent the above post: where is NoirCityDame these days? Haven't seen her in a while and I always enjoyed her posts so much.

No specific knowledge. Her Feb 18, 2016-post may provide a clue: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=33723:shrug:

Blaster Feb 16, 2017 6:23 PM

Yes, the new Cassell's is good but the burgers and food are completely different recipes from the original. I used to go to the original about once a week for its grubby Old Los Angeles charm but it was clearly dying a slow death. Frankly, I'm not sure why the new place is using the name since older customers are likely to be disappointed, even though, on some level, the new food is better!

ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2017 7:10 PM

FLIPPED
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/kVW31i.jpg
as seen from Wilshire & Burlington
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7714054)
The building at 1709 W 8th Street, which is now the Crescent Arms, spent some of its early life as the Halliburton Building, due to Halliburton Oil being a major tenant.
I haven't tracked down any decent pictures of it during that time, but I believe the roof sign just says "HALLIBURTON BLDG".

:previous: Hoss, thanks for solving this mini-mystery.

I stared at that damn roof-top sign for quite awhile last night trying to figure it out.

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BifRayRock Feb 16, 2017 7:20 PM





More MACMILLANS.

1929 - 411 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...i.jpg~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...coll170/id/175



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...o.jpg~original




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...x.jpg~original




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...4.jpg~original




"I use MACMILLAN [Ring Free Oil] in my car."
http://file.vintageadbrowser.com/l-4juqfy3h56qb3q.jpghttp://file.vintageadbrowser.com/l-4juqfy3h56qb3q.jpg




1933 - Roscoe and Ring Free [Special] Airport unk.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.jpg~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/43931




1933 - Driving that [MACMILLAN-sponsored] Plymouth from LA (City Hall) to NY
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...7.jpg~original
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/60758




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...v.jpg~original




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...y.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...d.jpg~original





1935 - Louis Meyer (and young companion) in [MACMILLAN] Ring Free Special. (Location unk.)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...f.jpg~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/44874





ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2017 7:33 PM

:previous: Thanks for the MacMillan follow-ups BifrayRock.
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'mystery' location.


"Original Negative, 1937 Los Angeles"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/RoVMgo.jpg
ebay

I thought it might be fun to try and figure out where the photographer was standing when he took this pic.
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BifRayRock Feb 16, 2017 7:36 PM




MACMILLIAN "Ring Free" Petroleum continued.;)





1931 - State Building Construction ("Look Ma, no walls.")
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...q.jpg~original
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/17355




MACMILLAN and a smidgen of Violet Ray.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...p.jpg~original




HossC Feb 16, 2017 7:42 PM

It's been a while since we've had a Julius Shulman photoset from Palos Verdes. This is "Job 4723: Kamnitzer and Marks, Villa de Vento (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.), 1971". It's a mixed set of black & white and color images - I'm posting about half of them.

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

I don't even know what to call this style of architecture.

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

This is the only interior shot, although one of the omitted images was taken from the inside looking out over the balcony.

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

Here's the entrance in color.

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

A close-up of the image above showing the name and street number.

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

The last photo shows some of the courtyard in the center.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Googling "Villa de Vento" proved fruitless, so I tried combinations involving the street number. In the end, I found that the building is now known as the Knollbrook Falls Apartments at 5711 Ravenspur Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. The apartments have hardly changed, except for the additional of lots of surrounding trees, so I've gone for an aerial "now" view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
Google Maps

ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2017 7:47 PM

'mystery' location #2 (for this afternoon)

"4 x 5 Black & White Negative, Los Angeles Street, Vintage Cars 1957"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/xwT234.jpg
ebay






This is probably the best clue.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/JTngyu.jpg
detail

Good Luck sleuthmeisters! :)
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GaylordWilshire Feb 16, 2017 8:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7712494)
Anent the above post: where is NoirCityDame these days? Haven't seen her in a while and I always enjoyed her posts so much.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7714406)
No specific knowledge. Her Feb 18, 2016-post may provide a clue: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=33723:shrug:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7339915)
A photo is one thing, but someone routinely takes research from this site and puts it on his own, without credit, and creates the impression that it's his own work. The information I posted a couple of weeks ago about 335 N. La Brea for example is all there and he says "here's what I've been able to piece together..." Seriously? It's not cool.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7331230)
The Rules on photos is still rather murky and not well understood. She should at least give you some credit for the photo use.

As I understand it, its generally OK to use photos, written quotes and short film clips for ''historic, educational and information'' purposes without violating copyright laws.

People get into hot water when they use someone's photos to gain income or money in some manner.....without permission.

I've been threatened several times on this issue. I do one of two things, I remove the photo or ignore the threat. Sometimes I apologize but that is very rare.

Personally I have never complained about someone using my photos...I feel its flattering that they would like it and they're welcome to it. Life is too short to get into a snit for nothing.



NCD did have a point-- over the years there have been several sites I follow the "operators" of which sometimes, if not often, seem to lift items directly from NLA and from some of my own sites, without, as NCD says, attribution. When I noticed it, I'd chime in with a link to the "original" as a subtle way of indicating that the use has not gone unnoticed. I more or less agree with CBD--

BifRayRock Feb 16, 2017 9:47 PM






Reasonably certain we have seen this 1935-image of the Rio Grande/Sinclair Station at 9884 Santa Monica Blvd. (Santa Monica and Charleville). This may have been at the SE corner of that intersection, but it appears that we are actually looking E x NE. Hiding in the background (to the right) is the Good Shepard School (148 S. Linden) and (to the left) the (former) Bekins Bldg on Santa Monica Blvd.

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...d.jpg~original
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/44657




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...p.jpg~originalGoogleMaps




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...q.jpg~original


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...m.jpg~originalGoogleSVU





Sneak'in Bekins (Edit. 215 S. Canon Drive)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...v.jpg~original



1935 - Beverly Hills Panorama including Bekins on Canon
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics40/00039926.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics40/00039926.jpg



https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...1b42b795f0.jpghttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...1b42b795f0.jpg



Put out the fire.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...v.jpg~original

Another NLA-covered Rio Station worth revisiting was at 5582 Melrose (No 9) - along with The Pirates Den and Boomerang Cafe here:http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24152
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.jpg~original




GaylordWilshire Feb 16, 2017 9:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7713935)
Here's one more 4 x 5 negative for tonight.

The seller says this is the 3100 block of S. Figueroa.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/dZ537w.jpg
ebay



This is the 3000/3100 west-side block of Figueroa, but from "behind." The big house on the corner is 3131 S Fig; we are on W 32nd St in this view looking east. The house was the home of BSD insurance man Otto F. Brant, whose granddaughter Marilyn (b 1931) would marry Otis Chandler.

One reason the house and its carriage barn--the bldg at left--are dilapidated is because they're about to be torn down. At least two of the cars seen are newish--the two right behind the phone pole at left, a Pontiac ('55 or '56) and a '55 Dodge. A demolition permit was issued for the house on May 4, 1956....

BifRayRock Feb 16, 2017 9:48 PM






Too bad this 1935-compilation of NLA-familiar Gas Co logos is not in color.:(
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/43517


Rio Grande (Non-leaded, 1st Grade. High octane gasoline by using aromatics rather than T.Lead? Anyone shed some light on the "649" appellation? FWIW, Sinclair acquired Rio G, which may explain the Sinclair name on numerous Rio G stations.)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.jpg~original


Gilmore
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...5.jpg~original


Hancock
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...r.jpg~original


Mobil
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...6.jpg~original


Flying "A"
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.jpg~original


Shell
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...i.jpg~original


Richfield
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.jpg~original


MACMILLAN
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...l.jpg~original


Texaco
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...2.jpg~original


Union-76
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.jpg~original


What, no Violet Ray?








Earl Boebert Feb 16, 2017 11:57 PM

Good old "Flying A." They sponsored sportscasts and the announcers at college and Pacific Coast League baseball games. Every time I hear the National Anthem my mind tacks "Play ball...with *Associated*" on the end :-)

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2017 11:59 PM

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