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GaylordWilshire Jan 18, 2013 9:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5978456)
While researching the area for my 'Kipling' post...
The big surprise here is this AMAZING apartment building!!
I can't quite decide what architectural style this is.....but I love it. I wish I knew it's history.

http://imageshack.us/a/img853/9501/a...teric300bl.jpg
gsv
You never know what little treasures you're going to find in the City of Angels. :)
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http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/856...bldgla1000.jpg


What a beautiful building, ER. And it is clearly by the same architect--with even the same detailing--as The Towers (seven blocks west at 553 S St Andrews): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10326

tovangar2 Jan 18, 2013 9:43 PM

In a Lonely Place
 
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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5978798)
Sounds like In a Lonely Place (1950)

That's it! Thx. You're the best.

Capt. Lochner: Why didn't you call for a cab? Isn't that what a gentleman usually does under the circumstances?

Dixon Steele (Bogart): Oh I didn't say I was a gentleman. I said I was tired.

malumot Jan 18, 2013 11:57 PM

......if you overlook the bars on the first floor windows, the cheap fencing serving no useful purpose, and the bushes tortured against nature into shapes worthy of a Dr Suess book by the unskilled Mexican "gardeners".......

Other than that.......lol......

What I DID find interesting is that only the front and a small portion of the sides were done in Deco. The rest of the building looks to be plain vanilla brick. So we ask......was that the original construction? My guess is that the place was built @ 1920 or so, and fifteen or twenty or so years later the Deco was tacked on by the owner to keep the property in step with the times.

PS ......there's so much that could be done to beautify that entrance, for very little money, that to see it look like a sack of crap makes me cry. ------ Use the two young queen palms as twin centerpieces (they are only about 10-15 years old......though they f***ed up by planting them too close to the building ), lose the fence, widen the main walk to give a more open feel, lose the lawn and put in some small palms and shrubs beneath the Queen palms, maybe some bolder color paint on the first floor.......it's all so basic and easy and cheap...........



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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5978456)
I want to briefly return to the Kipling Hotel area at 3rd & S. Kingsley Dr.

It turned out to be a rather nice art deco apt. I was ready to leave the area when I noticed the smaller apartment building next door.

http://imageshack.us/a/img138/162/aa...ghborsking.jpg
gvs


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ProphetM Jan 19, 2013 1:55 AM

Hey! My wife or I snapped a photo of that place when we were on our way back from a Route 66 road trip on Labor Day weekend, 2011. It is on Foothill Blvd. at Archibald Ave., and is considerably worse for wear:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...0/DSC00526.JPG

Looking at the old photo again, it seems that the garage is actually a second building behind the smaller service station out front, and not attached like it may appear. I seem to recall reading that it was on the verge of being torn down. I don't know if it actually has been by now, or if even if I'm remembering that correctly.

GaylordWilshire Jan 19, 2013 1:59 AM

Dear malumot... before we accept your renovation proposal, would you mind posting, as aesthetic reference points, photographs of what you have done with your own house? (Or, for that matter, would you mind posting any original content here at all? But I digress.) In addition, would you care to share with us the name of any landscape companies in Southern California (or, at this point, in any other part of the country) who don't hire...er..."Mexicans"? While we are quite happy with our hard-working team, even if its efforts do not please your fine eye, we would be curious about such an anachronism. :D


Respectfully,

The Management
318 South Kingsley Dr
Los Angeles

Albany NY Jan 19, 2013 2:55 AM

Say Goodnight, Gracie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 5979221)
Hey! My wife or I snapped a photo of that place when we were on our way back from a Route 66 road trip on Labor Day weekend, 2011. It is on Foothill Blvd. at Archibald Ave., and is considerably worse for wear:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...0/DSC00526.JPG

Looking at the old photo again, it seems that the garage is actually a second building behind the smaller service station out front, and not attached like it may appear. I seem to recall reading that it was on the verge of being torn down. I don't know if it actually has been by now, or if even if I'm remembering that correctly.

Wow! I'm surprised that the station posted by BifRayRock still survives. If ProphetM hadn't mentioned a recent sighting, I never would have looked for it. But there it is, on Foothill, near Archibald. The Google Maps aerial shot shown below shows the station with garage section intact.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/7930/foothills.jpgGoogle Maps

Unfortunately, the Google Maps street view tells another story. Apparently the property is currently being torn down. But take heart! I'm sure the property will be filled soon by a fast food joint!

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7735/foothills2.jpgGoogle Maps

ProphetM Jan 19, 2013 4:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Albany NY (Post 5979304)
Wow! I'm surprised that the station posted by BifRayRock still survives. If ProphetM hadn't mentioned a recent sighting, I never would have looked for it. But there it is, on Foothill, near Archibald. The Google Maps aerial shot shown below shows the station with garage section intact.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/7930/foothills.jpgGoogle Maps

Unfortunately, the Google Maps street view tells another story. Apparently the property is currently being torn down. But take heart! I'm sure the property will be filled soon by a fast food joint!

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7735/foothills2.jpgGoogle Maps

Here's an article from 2009 about the station getting landmark status:
Curbed LA, March 13, 2009

It also mentions that the owner was not happy about the new status as it would make it more difficult to tear down. It also says the station closed in 1971.

While the street view shot shows the garage in back in mid-demolition, that was from February 2011. My photo dates from the following September - so the demo event that took the garage did not take the service station.

And in Googling I am finding indications that the station still stands. :)
It is somewhat famous in Route 66 circles (usually described as "the Cucamonga service station"), as Foothill Blvd. was Route 66. I saw a blog post from November mentioning it as still there, and an encouraging Facebook post from just last month where a man said he was part of a group that is trying to save the station.

There is yet hope. :tup:

Chuckaluck Jan 19, 2013 4:28 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5978456)

Not just another pretty set of stairs?

An imposing set of front stairs can be found at 254 Vendome Street 90057(several blocks east of Kingsley). I recall seeing a vintage photo of the building where the stairs subsume most of the building's facade.

To the left of the moorish Bank of America is a glimpse of another interesting set of stairs. Wonder if a full frontal of the building is available?
May 13, 1929 - 7th and Flower Streets
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics50/00074752.jpgLapl

Chuckaluck Jan 19, 2013 4:34 AM

Searching for a less contemporary image of the 254 Vendome address I happened upon another Vendome, circa 1910, according to the source. Any ideas where it was located? The composition of the street might offer a clue.


"Better than some and as good as the best."

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics42/00040820.jpgLapl

Chuckaluck Jan 19, 2013 5:09 AM

Hotel Astor, Second and Hill


1925
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068220.jpgLapl
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7411


Quote:

The streetcar tracks, visible in the foreground, have three rails per track because the route was shared between Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway, which used a narrower (42 inch) gauge. The spur of Bunker Hill in the background was removed in the early '50s. vvvv
Circa 1940 Hill and Second Streets.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068258.jpgLapl

Circa 1948
http://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/fashionleague.jpghttp://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/bunkerhill.htm

Contemporary
http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/second_street.jpghttp://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/second_street.html

BifRayRock Jan 19, 2013 5:53 AM

Patrick M. Longan's residence on Durand Drive. Designed by prolific Architect John DeLario, who also designed the Castillo del Lago on Mullholland. Built in '26 and a favorite of sea horse lovers and a material girl. Don't recall seeing it or the Castillo del L posted here.

1928
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...14MHRARCSX.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...B4GMCAR53Q.jpgCalStLib

1926
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics37/00038132.jpgLapl

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics37/00038130.jpgLapl

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics37/00038137.jpgLapl

1973
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics37/00038129.jpgLapl

BifRayRock Jan 19, 2013 6:15 AM

1938 - Streamline moderne Bank of America 290 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099967.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099963.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099962.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099964.jpg All Lapl

malumot Jan 19, 2013 8:07 AM

At first I asked myself.......what is with this guy, busting my balls lately?.....I should respond, point by point......How he's misinterpreting.......misunderstanding. Why, I should just tell him to go pound sand.........

And then I realized.....I would be "arguing on the internet" with the well-known foe everyone knows. Which makes me no better. It's just not worth it.

So I'm droppin' it.



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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5979224)
Dear malumot... before we accept your renovation proposal, would you mind posting, as aesthetic reference points, photographs of what you have done with your own house? (Or, for that matter, would you mind posting any original content here at all? But I digress.) In addition, would you care to share with us the name of any landscape companies in Southern California (or, at this point, in any other part of the country) who don't hire...er..."Mexicans"? While we are quite happy with our hard-working team, even if its efforts do not please your fine eye, we would be curious about such an anachronism. :D


Respectfully,

The Management
318 South Kingsley Dr
Los Angeles


GaylordWilshire Jan 19, 2013 10:12 AM

Who knew?
 
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9...ompletept1.jpg
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/7100/logcomplpt2.jpgLAT


http://imageshack.us/a/img694/6302/log11a.jpgLAT



Right across the the street from the site of John Parkinson's house...http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10995. Oh, to be able to talk to Vlahakis today... he must have had some stories after running downtown bars for 26 years (he died in 1995). Note also that Judge Lamme's log house was apparently called "Rusticana"....

sopas ej Jan 19, 2013 4:07 PM

^^^
I didn't know that log structure existed.

4th and Broadway, 1968
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...51160730_n.jpg
LAPL

4th and Broadway, January 13, 2013
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...70656812_n.jpg
Photo...
...by me---> http://imageshack.us/a/img24/6764/59164487.jpg

Godzilla Jan 19, 2013 4:28 PM

Another traffic bump or road divot?

Rent a horse from W.N. Snowden? Mystery date and address except for the "403." Steetcar tracks and apparent asphalt pavement may offer a hint or two. Wonder if they accept Diners Club?
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics31/00065312.jpgLapl


Snowden's competition? Green and Ratto operating the Union Livery Stables and Feed. Address and date equally mysterious.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics31/00065293.jpgLapl

Godzilla Jan 19, 2013 4:37 PM

Unidentified industrial edifice. No date. Nice sharp lines. No obvious markings.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics27/00048117.jpg
Lapl

GaylordWilshire Jan 19, 2013 5:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5979772)
Another traffic bump or road divot?

Rent a horse from W.N. Snowden? Mystery date and address except for the "403." Steetcar tracks and apparent asphalt pavement may offer a hint or two. Wonder if they accept Diners Club?
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics31/00065312.jpgLapl


W.N. Snowden's horse market was at 403 Aliso Street...by 1909, he'd moved to 203 S Central. He was still there in 1915, calling the business the Kentucky Auction & Commission Stables. He must have been doing well; home was 133 S Mariposa.

ProphetM Jan 19, 2013 5:28 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5979761)
^^^
I didn't know that log structure existed.

4th and Broadway, 1968
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...51160730_n.jpg
LAPL

4th and Broadway, January 13, 2013
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...70656812_n.jpg
Photo...
...by me---> http://imageshack.us/a/img24/6764/59164487.jpg

An interesting difference between photos - the building down the street on the right, the one partially blocking the view of the Bradbury Building, seems to have lost two stories in the intervening years.

Godzilla Jan 19, 2013 5:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5479105)

Karl's Shoes "Reg. US. Pat. Off"; Prudent Drugs and Murray's Men's Shop.
Was the horizontal motif designed by or inspired by someone named Gaudí? FWIW, the image is from Lapl.

Karls kShoe kHorn
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/KARLS-KUSTOM-...D,lYg~~_12.JPGEbay

http://img02.mar.cx/us/257464.png

302 S. Main Street?


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