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HossC Apr 13, 2016 5:02 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7405993)

Have we seen Bill Froelich's Ford, circa '32? 2152 W Washington (and 1720 South Western Ave). GW, nb: In '32, Bill Froelich rested his head at 110 South McCadden Place.

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...a.png~original

Could this be the same building today? I can't see any demo permit for that block since 1935.

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

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7405993)

1914- Splitdorf Electrical Co. 1226 South Olive, later at 1324 South Hope

Eddie O'Donnell and Dusenbergs, No 19 and 10.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/gj886fq3521

From 1914 until the early-20s, the Splitdorf Electrical Co is listed in the CDs at 1215 S Hope Street. Going by the number over the door, I'd say that we're looking at that address here.

BifRayRock Apr 13, 2016 5:18 PM




Quite a few remarkable images related to Santa Monica Races and Legion Ascot Speedway/Park (4309 Valley Blvd. mentioned several times on NLA) at https://revslib.stanford.edu/.

:whisper:Hint: Same site has images of Beverly Hills and Culver race tracks.
https://revslib.stanford.edu/?utf8=%...arch_match=any and https://revslib.stanford.edu/?commit...utf8=%E2%9C%93

https://stacks.stanford.edu/image/sz...1.3_0005_thumb


Deep Breath . . . back to originally scheduled broadcast.




(Enthusiatic) Santa Monica finish line. Note well constructed grandstand
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...0.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/vr027pg5997






Mable Norman, per source.https://revslib.stanford.edu/item/rz086xv3118 advertises Nov. 19 races.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...b.png~original

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






Escapees or photographers? Hughes "zebra" photographers.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...6.png~original




Location somewhere presumably in or near Santa Monica course.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/xj046yd1902






Unk location associated with Santa Monica Races
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...b.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/ch584rn4126







Design elements - not often seen post WW2.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.png~original
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/dh198mp6884









Dario Resta is driver. Location of structure unk.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...e.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/ph110ds7556






Central restaurant - (Image has [3]68 1/2, advertised listing at 505 S. Main (?)) Oysters and Reserve parking!


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps9gxv2ots.png


Quote:

I'm full. Let's race!
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/sn203kz6320








Master Carburetor 922-924 S Los Angeles (Sunset Battery and Electric Service (5557 Sunset blvd in '25))
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...m.png~original
https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/xr200gk0577






Wright's Jewelry Store (at 237 S Main, Compton(?))
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...m.png~original https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/yz430hr9389







Quote:

During his career Ruckstell designed the Ruckstell Axle, a planetary gearing installed in the rear axle of the Model T Ford passenger car and Model TT Ford Truck. He also co-designed the Liberty 6 (Hall-Scott) Aircraft Engine, Hall-Scott LM-6 Marine Engine, and the Ruckstell-Burkhardt Auxiliary Aircraft Engines.http://sandiegoairandspace.org/colle...ell-collection

Grover Ruckstell (Unk location)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...x.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/qc939kp6564








Santa Monica, location unk. A banked turn might be a good idea?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...w.png~original






"The Boards" make for good banking. (Splinters . . . what splinters?) Interesting tall structure. Fire station? Lookout? Rectangular silo? Part of train station?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...h.png~originalhttps://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/kb284bv7988





Punchy Petrol?

Puente Gas - Start/Finish line.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.png~original






Frank Elliott (Marsh? sign above)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...r.png~original








Ascot advert
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...f.png~original











Al Gordon - Ascot
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.png~original






Ascot Pits
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.png~original






jg6544 Apr 13, 2016 5:22 PM

Interesting article on LA in the early decades of the 20th Century from the SF Chronicle public site: http://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/...php#item-44548

BifRayRock Apr 13, 2016 5:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7406169)
From 1914 until the early-20s, the Splitdorf Electrical Co is listed in the CDs at 1215 S Hope Street. Going by the number over the door, I'd say that we're looking at that address here.







:previous: thanks.

Addresses culled in haste. Somehow overlooked '14CD and focused on '13 and much later. Post amended.






Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7406169)
:previous:

Could this be the same building today? I can't see any demo permit for that block since 1935.

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




Cinder blocks are not particularly good for transmitting light yet given the state of the rooftip sign, maybe concrete windows are understandable. :uhh:



HossC Apr 13, 2016 7:28 PM

For those of you who enjoyed last week's Julius Shulman post "Job 0127: Bubeshko Apartment, Exteriors", here's the sequel (or possibly prequel as the job number is one lower). This is "Job 0126: Bubeshko Apartment, Interiors (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1945". The exterior photoset was undated, but it's probably safe to say they were taken at the same time (MichaelRyerson dated a license plate in the previous images at 1945).

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

I initially couldn't work out the layout at the right of this picture. Luckily, all becomes clear below.

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

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

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

All from Getty Research Institute

An article at dwell.com has an early blueprint for the apartments, as well as the text and image below:
Rudolph Schindler’s Bubeshko Apartments are legendary in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, their white stucco terraces spilling down the hillside like a chest of drawers pulled ajar. When the 5,000-square-foot apartment complex went on the market in 2004, filmmaker Joe DeMarie finally got to step inside, where he remembers being transported by its simple beauty. “I don’t throw around the word ‘genius,’” says DeMarie. “But Schindler was a genius.”

He wanted to buy it, but Luby Bubeshko, who’d owned and lived in the five-unit building for 66 years, was reluctant to sell to just anyone. In 1938, the 20-year-old Bubeshko had worked closely with Schindler on the building’s then-radical design and was adamant about protecting its legacy. If she didn’t find the right buyer, it was said, she would tear the complex down.
Luby Bubeshko eventually accepted Joe DeMarie's offer, and the rest is now history.

Here's a different angle on the shelves in the second picture above. The layout makes a lot more sense from this side.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
www.dwell.com

Noircitydame Apr 14, 2016 2:09 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7400770)
Thanks for your information on the telephone/intercom in the DWP building, CityBoyDoug.


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Today's Julius Shulman post concerns the Los Angeles Theatre Center at 514 S Spring Street. It was originally built as a bank, but after that, I didn't find much (admittedly, I haven't had a lot of time to look). The History & Background page at thelatc.org only goes back as far as 2006. This is "Job 6434: John S. Fisher, Los Angeles Theatre Center (Calif.),1986".


I'm hoping that we can find some pictures of when it was a bank.


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

I was walking past 514 S. Spring the other morning so I popped in for a peek. It's changed a little since Mr. Shulman's photos. At least the classic bank clock is more visible on the back wall without the staircase in the way but now you can't see the other arch.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...20spring_1.jpg my photo

ethereal_reality Apr 14, 2016 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7405667)
In 1968 I had a 1952 Harley Chopper on which I crashed into the decorative rock wall next to the alcove where a glass door was. I woke up in the hospital the next day and do not recall how or why it happened. No health insurance but I finally paid the hospital and the operation to put my bones back in place. Sold the bike to help pay for bills. I believe that the building was a Capitol Records building. I kept a photo of the wrecked bike with me on it in my locker to remind me to stay off bikes.

:previous: Sorry to hear about your accident HG.

Do you still have a photograph of you & your Harley tooling around Los Angeles? (perhaps you could share it with us)

Oh, and thanks for the info. on the obsolete tracks crossing Fletcher HenryHuntington.

hmmm...maybe the old tracks are what caused HG to crash. (yes, that's how my mind works ;))

Wig-Wag Apr 14, 2016 6:31 PM

Vintage Race Car ID
 
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...psq0h4raho.jpg

Since we briefly entered the world of LA area vintage auto racing with BifRayRock's posting above, I thought I would see if I any of the NLA audience might recognize this car and or it's owner. I discovered the photo among several boxes of 8 x 10 negatives discarded behind NorthHollyood Photo (Later Paxton Camera shop) back in 1959. I will expand on that in some later postings.

I have this much information: The location is the former North Hollywood Ford, later to become Huffaker's Auto Supply when they moved up the street, The building shown is long gone. but was on the corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Cumpston street.

I am almost certain the car is a Miller There was no information or date on the negative sleeve but other salvaged negatives appear to have been taken in the late 1930' and early 40s.

My internet searches have been in vain.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
Jack

HossC Apr 14, 2016 7:01 PM

Thank you for the interior picture of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, NCD. Personally, I prefer the old staircase, even if it did hide the clock!


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We've seen the General Petroleum Building many times, but have we ever looked at its garage? Here are two pictures by Julius Shulman. This is "Job 894: Welton Becket and Associates, General Petroleum Building, garage (Los Angeles, Calif.),1951".

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

The second shot is slightly wider. On the right is the Western Union building which I posted Julius Shulman pictures of in post #33691.

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

Both from Getty Research Institute

The garage still stands on the corner of 8th and Flower Streets, a couple of blocks from the building it originally served.

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

ethereal_reality Apr 14, 2016 8:49 PM

:previous: Shulman is a genius. I mean, just look how good he made that parking garage look.

BifRayRock Apr 14, 2016 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7407797)
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...psq0h4raho.jpg

I am almost certain the car is a Miller There was no information or date on the negative sleeve but other salvaged negatives appear to have been taken in the late 1930' and early 40s.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated!





WW: I am unable to confirm much about your pictured car. FWIW, below is pictured a 1931 Miller Special coincidentally pictured with Bill Froelich of Froelich Ford fame.:previous:

For those keeping score, location appears to be 1222-1228 S. Hill Street. https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/py488tw7487


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...s.png~original


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...7.png~original


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...u.png~original

HTH




Here is another in a continuing series of Richfield advertising statues, of which very little is known, including location and model identity.
Source lists Ted Wilson as photog. https://purl.stanford.edu/gf567vp2475

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




ethereal_reality Apr 14, 2016 11:54 PM

Here's a 1940s bar that could be straight out of a film noir.

Tony's Nightmare at 6300 S. Broadway, Los Angeles Calif.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/UBJdKm.jpg
eBay
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/iZgQtc.jpg
eBay




Here's how the building looks today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/zKZM5f.jpg
gsv






I believe the illustration on the matchbook shows this area. (as you can see the left side has mostly been filled in)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/3sACAZ.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/UBJdKm.jpg

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ethereal_reality Apr 15, 2016 1:39 AM

I hope one of you NLA sleuths can help me figure out the location of this photograph.

"1935 Packard with four baseball players getting ready to lead a Flag Day parade which opened the baseball season in Los Angeles."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Mf6xUB.png
http://digitalcollections.detroitpub...ndora%3A152664

Initially, I thought the small structure on the right was a parking attendant booth, but now I am pretty sure it's a replica of the Wrigley Field clock-tower.

Does anyone recognize the four players?
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CityBoyDoug Apr 15, 2016 4:32 AM

We've touched on this before but her face is captivating in a negative manner.

Murderer.....Ruth Snyder, wearing a dead animal.....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psreij3yfo.jpg
oldhollywood

Lots more about this woman and her torrid sex life here:
http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/201...ed-double.html

HossC Apr 15, 2016 1:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7408406)

I hope one of you NLA sleuths can help me figure out the location of this photograph.

"1935 Packard with four baseball players getting ready to lead a Flag Day parade which opened the baseball season in Los Angeles."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Mf6xUB.png
http://digitalcollections.detroitpub...ndora%3A152664

Initially, I thought the small structure on the right was a parking attendant booth, but now I am pretty sure it's a replica of the Wrigley Field clock-tower.

Does anyone recognize the four players?

We've seen this picture a couple of times before. Here's the reply I wrote in February 2014.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6433523)

NLA member MichaelRyerson has the same picture in his Flickr collection. His caption, below, identifies it as N. Spring:

Flag Day Parade, Los Angeles, 1935

Brand-spanking new 1935 Packard 120 leading parade on Flag Day, opening the baseball season in Los Angeles. Parade is headed south on N. Spring Street with Fort Moore Hill, the Alhambra Apartments and a corner of the Hall of Justice in the background. Packard Company file photograph of a 1935 Packard three-quarter front left view, top folded, sign on side reads "The new Packard 120 Earle C. Anthony, Inc.," male driver with four baseball players for passengers. Inscribed on photo back: Packard one twenty, model 120, twelfth series, 8-cylinder, 110-horsepower, 120-inch wheelbase, 2/4-person convertible coupe (body type #899), from Earle C. Anthony, Inc. L.A., Packard west coast distributor, 1935 California dealer plate #2C DLR 208.


ethereal_reality Apr 15, 2016 2:13 PM

:previous: oops. thx Hoss. I'm still curious about the mock-wrigley field clock-tower. -was it discussed?

ethereal_reality Apr 15, 2016 2:20 PM

I don't believe we've seen this one.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/lmgFQS.jpg
http://digitalcollections.detroitpub...ndora%3A153700


"Packard Co. file photograph of a caravan of early 1900s Packard trucks fully loaded, pulling extra trailers, sign on side of front truck reads "First Direct Shipment of Sunkist Oranges & Lemons Los Angeles to London," on road next to railroad tracks, two men in front cab, front truck as an American flag attached to radiator. Inscribed on photo back: "Packard trucks,
post World War I, transporting California "Sunkist" oranges & lemons."
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I'm not sure if this is San Pedro harbor or England, but I believe the lettering on this building (circled) says L.A. something.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/LWcOuN.jpg
detail

I can't tell if they're driving on the left or the right...........:previous: hmmmmmm....actually, I don't see any steering wheel.

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ethereal_reality Apr 15, 2016 2:44 PM

"Hupmobile in Pasadena, California [1917-1919]."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/Mr9Bm4.jpg
http://digitalcollections.detroitpub...ndora%3A218352

Details:

View of a circa 1917-1919 Hupmobile automobile in Pasadena, California, owned by James S. Booth. Typed on back: "Subject: Automobiles owned by James S. Booth
(Hupmobile, ca. 1917-1919). Collection: MS10/James Scripps Booth Collection. Date: ca. 1917-1919. Location: Pasadena, Calif. Photographer:
Probably James S. Booth. Source: John M. Booth. I.D.: Body by James S. Booth; chassis by Boman & Schwartz of Los Angeles."

Notice how the rear view consisted of the two oblong ovals, and...I don't see any side mirrors.

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prior on Hupmobiles

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24314

originally posted by Godzilla
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/wkZuhy.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/dbtde8.jpg

AMAZING photograph:previous:. (it was taken 10 years after my top photo)

John Maddox Roberts Apr 15, 2016 2:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7408881)
I don't believe we've seen this one.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/lmgFQS.jpg
http://digitalcollections.detroitpub...ndora%3A153700


"Packard Co. file photograph of a caravan of early 1900s Packard trucks fully loaded, pulling extra trailers, sign on side of front truck reads "First Direct Shipment of Sunkist Oranges & Lemons Los Angeles to London," on road next to railroad tracks, two men in front cab, front truck as an American flag attached to radiator. Inscribed on photo back: "Packard trucks,
post World War I, transporting California "Sunkist" oranges & lemons."


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I'm not sure if this is San Pedro harbor or England, but I believe the lettering on this building (circled) says L.A. something.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/LWcOuN.jpg
detail

I can't tell if they're driving on the left or the right...........:previous: hmmmmmm....actually, I don't see any steering wheel.

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My god, look at those solid tires. I don't even want to think about what a rough ride that must have been. You'd never have to change a flat, at least.

HossC Apr 15, 2016 3:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7408881)

Another image from the same shipment. The location is only given as California, but the text at the bottom says Keystone Photo Los Angeles.

"Group portrait of the workers of Sunkist Growers, Inc., in front of a truck loaded with crates of oranges."

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