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Colonel Mustard Nov 24, 2013 4:01 PM

Thank you, HossC! I even remember that image that FredH posted...I can't imagine how I missed the Shane Building looming right there in the middle of the picture. I think I was fixated on the Supply Sergeant.

In my own search, I came across the following image at LAPL, which is rather absurdly dated 1955:

http://imageshack.com/a/img6/9070/s367.jpg
LAPL

It's captioned "Looking east on Hollywood Boulevard," presumably from/near Cherokee Ave, where the Shane Building is located. If I'm correct about the location, that Owl Drug is now the Geisha House.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/43/eip5.png
GSV

I'm not entirely convinced I'm right, since there appears to be almost nothing to compare between the two shots (other than street alignment) but the search term that produced this was "Cherokee" so...?

BifRayRock Nov 24, 2013 4:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 4921953)
S_EJ what a great image, i have not ever seen this image looking south before! wow!

lately i've been interested in the extension of broadway south of tenth. prior to the construction of the examiner building in 1914, broadway ended at tenth and veered eastward to hook up with main

here's an image looking south on broadway in 1904. broadway ends by veering off to the east to link up with main street

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/...05110980_b.jpg
USC Digital Archives

this 1890 image looking north from tenth street shows how broadway veers west from main between 10th and 11th

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/...22c6090f_b.jpg
USC Digital Archives

this 1914 image of the nearly completed L.A Examiner building shows how broadway has yet to be extended south of 1oth street

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/...c0e525af_o.jpg
LAPL










Circa 1910 - Broadway and 10th Street

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...T2QFUCGTVV.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...T2QFUCGTVV.jpg


Tourmaline Nov 24, 2013 4:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6286592)
Somewhere I recall seeing another photo of another office on 230 S Beaudry - an area long ago swallowed up by some Freeway named Harbor. Curious that the Directory lists Beaudry - Tanner as having a telephone number of Mutual 3111 (pictured on the Hollywood building.) The same directory lists the Hollywood number as Gladstone 3111. (?) It is also a shame that the building has lost its distinctive gingerbread accoutrements. Not my particular favorite, but its significance is clear when compared to its current plain-jane attire. Then there was the Pasadena location, below (Colorado 3111)

http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...doc=limousines

1931 - 5639 Sunset Blvd
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ray&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ray&DMROTATE=0 http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ray&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ray&DMROTATE=0


Pasadena location
http://www.sepiatown.com/archives/im...3488_large.jpg



Hotel Maryland, Pasadena Pickup.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9GJJE7YMMX.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9GJJE7YMMX.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...7E7BAHA8YY.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...7E7BAHA8YY.jpg


Hotel Maryland - no dates.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036191.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036191.jpg


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036189.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036189.jpg


The Maryland's putting green.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036190.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036190.jpg


Mayday celebration at the Maryland.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics22/00060548.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics22/00060548.jpg

HossC Nov 24, 2013 4:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6351197)
Waggoner's One Stop Service Stations. 7 locations listed in the '42 CD.

3065 W. 8th Street
5901 W. Olympic Blvd
543 N. Fairfax Ave
4217 W 3rd St.
7150 W. Melrose Ave
959 N Western Ave
4625 S. Figueroa


Location? vvvv ("Road Action Lubrication" "Safety First." "Cost So Little .")

'41
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...RCL1RVC4DI.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...RCL1RVC4DI.jpg

I think it's the second location on your list, ie. 5901 W. Olympic Blvd. That address is now the black glass Olympia Medical Plaza, but a look around the back shows the building on the right of your photograph.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Waggoners1.jpg
Google Maps

Here's the site in 1948, with W. Olympic Boulevard crossing from left to right. The service station was still there in 1954, but it was a parking lot by 1972.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Waggoners2.jpg
Historic Aerials

GaylordWilshire Nov 24, 2013 4:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by animatedmartian (Post 6350762)
Hey guys, just came across this aerial photography video of LA circa 1961. It's really fascinating and informative about the urban planning of the time. I never realized LA was so massive even during the middle of the century!

Video Link


Enjoyed this--especially the shot of Fort Moore Hill and the Pioneer Memorial.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-z...2520PM.bmp.jpg


Re the memorial, a great post to revisit is this one:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7581

(And a couple of other vintage NLA posts:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1231
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1232)


A few more screenshots from the video:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o...2520PM.bmp.jpg

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

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-X...2520PM.bmp.jpg

HossC Nov 24, 2013 5:11 PM

:previous:

I also enjoyed animatedmartian's video. One of the shots that intrigued me was the freeway sections going nowhere.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ASMHarbor1.jpg
YouTube

A quick look around, and I believe the unfinished sections are part of the Santa Monica Freeway where it crosses the Harbor Freeway.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ASMHarbor2.jpg
Google Maps

By coincidence, I found the same intersection on the postcard below on Ebay last night. I think the date stamp (not shown) says 1989.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...AFreeways4.jpg
Ebay

My previous post on "Crazy Freeway" postcards:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16701

BifRayRock Nov 24, 2013 5:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6351243)
I think it's the second location on your list, ie. 5901 W. Olympic Blvd. That address is now the black glass Olympia Medical Plaza, but a look around the back shows the building on the right of your photograph.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Waggoners1.jpg
Google Maps

Here's the site in 1948, with W. Olympic Boulevard crossing from left to right. The service station was still there in 1954, but it was a parking lot by 1972.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Waggoners2.jpg
Historic Aerials





Nicely done. I would have guessed one of the other locations - due to "relatively" close proximity of the hills. The lack of intervening tall structures (landmarks) is both a blessing and a curse for this amateur geographer . :cheers:


Godzilla Nov 24, 2013 5:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sonny☼LA (Post 6350041)
Boy, will my face will be red if this has been posted, but the little brick building "on Vermont, on Mt. Hollywood, on the way to Griffith Park" is actually on Glendower, just off Vermont, south of Mt. Hollywood, and south of Griffith Park. Address is somewhere around 2693 Glendower Ave. I'll have to stop by this place...I see new solar panels, rooftop patio, ubiquitous trashbins...but the little garage is neat.




http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psedbabe01.jpg
Google Maps

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps0922cabe.jpg
Google Maps

Bad news is, looks like the building has been relieved of its Egyptian relief over the door.


:worship::cheers:

Had you been looking for it, or was this happenstance? In either case, thanks!


The structure looks quite contemporary. From my limited vision of the building, the Egyptian motif may have been secondary to any utilitarian aspects.

ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2013 9:31 PM

I know that we have seen several atomic 'blast' photos on NLA but I don't remember this particular one.

http://imageshack.us/a/img30/9912/2ufl.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img850/6620/x1b7.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/
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ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2013 10:07 PM

Candy Cane Car, 1940s
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/7344/ufum.jpg
ebay/nov2013
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ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2013 10:08 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img200/6182/gssg.JPG
ebay

ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2013 10:45 PM

Good find. This is the first time I've heard (or seen) the old Cragar Corp. building.


It reminds me a bit (just a bit mind you) of this building at 2929 South Santa Fe Avenue.
http://imageshack.us/a/img34/1808/j3h7.jpg
GSV



I believe that's a wheel/tire with wings above the doorway.
http://imageshack.us/a/img132/5631/6fea.jpg
GSV
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ethereal_reality Nov 24, 2013 10:54 PM

Also along South Santa Fe Avenue is this worse-for-wear building that must have been a showplace back in the day.*
http://imageshack.us/a/img546/4492/d2rp.jpg
GSV

*-we might have seen this building before on NLA.
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Imagine what it looked like before all the archways and entrances were stuccoed/bricked over and flags were flying on the twin flagpoles.
http://imageshack.us/a/img46/2285/88ld.jpg
GSV
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HossC Nov 25, 2013 1:05 AM

:previous:

I was looking for old pictures of Santa Fe Avenue when I found this. It's the Pennzoil Company warehouse at 2626 Santa Fe Avenue, taken in 1930. Look at that wonderful brickwork!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...APennzoil1.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...APennzoil2.jpg
USC Digital Library

Here's a close-up of the right side of the second picture which shows some of the building next door. It's hard to read the sign, but it says Gay Engineering.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...APennzoil3.jpg

Both companies appear in the 1932 CD.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...nzoilGayCD.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org

Gay Engineering had a larger advert in the 1923 CD.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...gineering2.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org

The Pennzoil warehouse is now a parking lot, but the majority of the Gay Engineering building is still there.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...neeringGSV.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Nov 25, 2013 1:14 AM

:previous: Good find HossC.

Here is another impressive building in the vicinity, this one is at S. Santa Fe Avenue and 49th Street.

I can't remember if we've discussed this building in the past. It's worth a second look.
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/3638/l97r.jpg
GSV

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7623/8o2s.jpg
GSV

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/2298/mwop.jpg
GSV
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Tetsu Nov 25, 2013 2:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H.L.P (Post 6351094)
hello once again,
Today, a victorian house on the corner of N. Ave 63 and Garvanza Ave., in Highland Park, was opened for viewing after a few years of massive renovation. I remember back in the early 90's as a kid, seeing the house covered in overgrown trees and it was just a mess, but i knew something beautiful was underneath all the overgrowth, so here are a few pictures of the house as of today.

http://imageshack.com/a/img707/8651/hhe5.jpg
All photos by me

Yes! I definitely remember this house. I used to come down from Pasadena to buy shoes at the Warehouse Shoe Sale across the street...when I was young and had nothing better to spend my money on, LOL. It was hidden underneath overgrown trees, almost all of the paint was worn off, and it looked downright scary. So good to know they've restored it. Looks great.

Flyingwedge Nov 25, 2013 3:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6351559)

It reminds me a bit (just a bit mind you) of this building at 2929 South Santa Fe Avenue.
http://imageshack.us/a/img34/1808/j3h7.jpg
GSV
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Same building, c. 1938:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...achinery-1.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099109.jpg

ethereal_reality Nov 25, 2013 4:16 AM

:previous: Wow! -thank you Flyingwedge.
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jg6544 Nov 25, 2013 4:30 AM

Great article about Union Station in today's LA Times (11/24/13).

Lwize Nov 25, 2013 4:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6351536)

Google street view sadly shows a narrow parking lot between two old buildings where 617 S Spring was.


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