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fhammon Aug 28, 2012 6:40 PM

What's with the horse drawn vehicles in the photo? They all look to be of similar design. Are they commercial delivery wagons?
There's no windows in the back but also no commercial logos printed on the side.

MichaelRyerson Aug 28, 2012 6:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 5813273)
What's with the horse drawn vehicles in the photo? They all look to be of similar design. Are they commercial delivery wagons?
There's no windows in the back but also no commercial logos printed on the side.


An Amish car club?

Los Angeles Past Aug 28, 2012 7:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5812861)
I especially like the contemplative fellow in the third floor window.

Scott, even twenty five years later, I don't imagine it looked very different to your Mom than it does here. Although I'd guess the traffic policeman had been replaced by a traffic light by then.


Yes! I wonder if he was expecting his 1:00 PM business appointment to arrive on that trolley. :)

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I was looking for an office window or two that said "Huntington Land Company," which is where Mom worked in 1936 and which I imagine was located in that building from the time it opened, but no luck. Maybe it was on one of those top two floors that were so high above the street that signs in the windows would be pointless. :shrug:

-Scott

alanlutz Aug 29, 2012 4:57 AM

http://flic.kr/p/d1NarG

MichaelRyerson Aug 29, 2012 10:24 AM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7...39a96ffe_o.jpg
A man alone with his thoughts


Pacific Electric Building, 610 S. Main Street, Los Angeles , ca.1910. Detail showing a man standing in the window watching the street below.

image from Shorpy

This is a detail of this...

www.shorpy.com/node/9347?size=_original#caption

MichaelRyerson Aug 29, 2012 10:28 AM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7...ce56399e_o.jpg
Weighing in preliminaries, 1951

The Sweet Science.

Art 'The Golden Boy' Aragon keeps a close watch on Jimmy Carter's numbers.


USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

MichaelRyerson Aug 29, 2012 12:13 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7...5e945e97_o.jpg
Aerial view of Victoria Park Drive and Place looking east between Pico Boulevard and Sixteenth Street, 1918

'Photograph of an eastward looking aerial view of Victoria Park Drive and Victoria Park Place, between Pico Boulevard and 16th Street, 1918. At the center of the picture is a traffic roundabout encircling an oval shaped island with several houses on it. Three streets lead off of this roundabout. Sixteenth Street (Venice Boulevard) runs from the bottom of the picture to the top on the right side. This is a residential neighborhood, and the houses are spaced fairly far apart. The only plants aside from the well groomed lawns are trees planted on the edge of all of the streets.'

USCdigital archive/Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

Lwize Aug 29, 2012 3:09 PM

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so-cal-bear Aug 29, 2012 4:31 PM

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MichaelRyerson Aug 29, 2012 4:54 PM

Looking back north up Main Street from the Pacific Electric Building
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/7...16170e56_o.jpg
View of Main Street looking north from the Pacific Electric building, with snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains in view, Los Angeles, ca. January 1, 1907

Photograph of a view of Main Street looking north from the Pacific Electric building, with snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains in view, Los Angeles, ca. January 1, 1907. The cityscape is thriving with mostly commercial buildings. Notable buildings include Hotel Rosslyn (center) and the Union Lithograph Co. (foreground at right). Hotel Rosslyn stands on the corner of the 5th Street and Main Street intersection. The streets are filled with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Legible signs include: "[Silver]wood's $3.00 hats", "Merchants Trust Company building", "[...] Hanslor Co. Inc. grocers", "Hotel Rosslyn", "H. Raphael Co.", "Owl cigar, now 5¢, [...]nst Cigar Co., Pac-Coast distr's", "Ed Herwick", "G.A. Thiele, wallpaper, mound city paints and oils", "Varney & Green", "'thank you', Lily Cream, California sterilized, manufactured by Pacific Creamery Co., Los Angeles, California", "store your furniture & household goods, [...]olyear Warehouse Co., absolutely fireproof, 415-17-19 San Pedro St, trunks stored 25¢ a month", "Ed Herwick", "cutlers and grinders", "[W]ilson, [...]all", "suits pressed 50¢", "Gus T. Thomas, agent for real estate business opportunities, rentals, etc., 451 1/2, room 2", "New York tailor suits to order, alterations, cleaning, pressing, etc., for ladies and gents", "the [...] Allen Co.", "[...] 418 S. Broadway, [...]", "Wells Fargo & Co. Express", "Barker Bros. furniture, [...]ts, [drape]ries", "Western Wholesale [...] Co.", "M[c]Clellas Ranst Co., pictures, frames, art novelties, 111, 113", "Hotel Butler", "[...] Electric Co.", "The Union Lithograph Co., B.S. Hubbard, pres. And manager, successors to Los Angeles Lithograph Co., lithographers, printers, binders, steel die and copper plate engraving and printing, agents Schmidt Litho. Co., labels and cartons", "[...] Reynolds Co., hardware, oil well supplies", "Blake[...] Pape[...]".

USCdigital archive/Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

ethereal_reality Aug 29, 2012 8:10 PM

I agree, that photograph of the Pacific Electric Building is amazing. Hidden from view is its elaborate roof garden.

Shown below is a postcard from 1909 (the Jonathan Club was headquartered in the top three floor of the P.E. Building from 1905 to 1924).

http://imageshack.us/a/img26/2251/aa...thanclub19.jpg
ebay

I know we've covered this before, but newcomers to the thread might not be aware of this hidden gem.






below: Here is a photograph of the Jonathan Club's rooftop garden dated 1910. It was also known as the "Tuscan Terrace".


http://imageshack.us/a/img819/3176/a...dg1910lapl.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=81134






below: Here is the 'hidden gem' today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img88/373/aar...odaypebldg.jpg
google aerial






There was also an exquisite ballroom.

http://imageshack.us/a/img204/2586/a...roompebldg.jpg
http://shainla.typepad.com/photos/pa...ilding/jc.html


below: You can clearly see where the ballroom was located by the arched roof & skylight windows.

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/373/aar...odaypebldg.jpg
google aerial





below: The old Jonathan Club Ballroom in the Pacific Electric Building as it appears today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img838/6848/a...llroom1lrg.jpg
http://pelocations.com/_wsn/page5.html









http://imageshack.us/a/img716/1601/a...roompentho.jpg
http://pelocations.com/_wsn/page5.html

ethereal_reality Aug 29, 2012 8:33 PM

Matchbook cover/ebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img20/7575/aambrosslynhotel.jpg


http://imageshack.us/a/img411/7448/aambrosslyntoday.jpg
google street view




http://imageshack.us/a/img411/7413/aarosslyncharm1.jpg
charm/ebay







http://imageshack.us/a/img821/4884/a...armreverse.jpg
charm/ebay

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ethereal_reality Aug 29, 2012 8:43 PM

An impressive wooden survivor on 7th Avenue just south of 21st Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img855/3939/a...outhof21st.jpg
google street view

...somewhat Palladian in design. I simply love it.

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Earl Boebert Aug 29, 2012 10:37 PM

Here's "Man in the Window" with the image adjusted to show more of him. Looks like W.M. Geslair or Geslaer insurance and real estate.


http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/Man.jpg

As before, from http://www.shorpy.com/node/9347?size=_original#caption

via MichaelRyerson

Cheers,

Earl

Lwize Aug 29, 2012 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5813984)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7...5e945e97_o.jpg
Aerial view of Victoria Park Drive and Place looking east between Pico Boulevard and Sixteenth Street, 1918

'Photograph of an eastward looking aerial view of Victoria Park Drive and Victoria Park Place, between Pico Boulevard and 16th Street, 1918. At the center of the picture is a traffic roundabout encircling an oval shaped island with several houses on it. Three streets lead off of this roundabout. Sixteenth Street (Venice Boulevard) runs from the bottom of the picture to the top on the right side. This is a residential neighborhood, and the houses are spaced fairly far apart. The only plants aside from the well groomed lawns are trees planted on the edge of all of the streets.'

USCdigital archive/Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/Victoriapk.jpg

Google maps

MichaelRyerson Aug 29, 2012 11:49 PM

So many things going on with this.
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7...715370d9_o.jpg
Opium pipe, 1951

Opium pipe, July 9, 1951. Found in wall of Lugo house being demolished.


USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

fhammon Aug 30, 2012 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5814757)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7...715370d9_o.jpg
Opium pipe, 1951

Opium pipe, July 9, 1951. Found in wall of Lugo house being demolished.


USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

Wow!
I first look at that photo thinking the guy was holding some sort of auto part with grease can but also thinking to myself it looked a lot like a large barreled opium pipe. Way bigger than most...almost doubtful (I've been around)..but found during the demolition of the Lugo House?
I'm trying to catch my breath. The last time the Chinese-Americans used it to my knowledge was to hold prayer vigils in the hope that the city would vote to preserve the building. The vote finally came down as a "nay" and the wrecking crews soon came forth with their hammers and pry-bars.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...cking21951.jpg

ethereal_reality Aug 30, 2012 7:39 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img36/2572/aacabinetea.jpg
cabinet card/ebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/5359/a...aforrester.jpg

ethereal_reality Aug 30, 2012 7:51 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/1193/a...ewoodresid.jpg
http://www.booktown.com/stcroixprints/plan.php?id=8318

I am also intrigued by the carriage house with the windmill.


Here's an enlargement of the writing.
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/8913/a...lewoodinfo.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img24/3479/aa...ewoodinfo1.jpg

Does anyone have an idea where in Inglewood this was located?

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ethereal_reality Aug 30, 2012 7:58 PM

While trying to find out more information on the Inglewood Mansion that I posted above,
I came across this fine home for A.C. Freeman in Los Angeles (no exact address given).

http://imageshack.us/a/img32/9485/aafreemanhomeusc.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1346355851791


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