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procab Mar 27, 2013 11:47 PM

That was then. This is now.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6033573)
Can anyone tell me where the Lane-Wells Co. was located? (Oct. 13, 1934)

http://imageshack.us/a/img832/767/aablanewells1934.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Phot...item232828f008

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----http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f9...3.jpg:original

The Foot Of The Hill field was drilled in the early 1890's using a steam engine. The quality of the crude was good with little water content. Unfortunately after a few months the flow started dropping. Lane-Wells tried working their magic to reinvigorate the field but six years later (1940) most of the 10 wells were plugged.

tovangar2 Mar 28, 2013 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6068308)

"Roberta Semple , Aimee Semple McPherson, and Rheba Crawford at parade."
What was being celebrated?

January 8, 1935
http://dlproj.library.ucla.edu/deriv...0283220a_j.jpghttp://dlproj.library.ucla.edu/deriv...0283220a_j.jpg



This sounds like it:
http://omeka.ats.ucla.edu/items/show/5718

"Roberta Smythe, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Rheba Crawford Splivalo celebrate the 25th anniversary of McPherson's work in ministry. The celebration included a parade that ended at the City Hall steps where McPherson greeted approximately 5000 people and the Mayor." 7 Jan 35 (Frank Shaw was the Mayor)


P.S.

Sister Aimee was very busy in Jan '35:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y...743%2520PM.jpg
http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound...26.photos.html

Another shot of the Cavalcade of Christianity pageant at the Shrine (Sister Aimee standing).
It was held 12 Jan 1935 as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D...842%2520PM.jpg
http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-ph...th-anniversary






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ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2013 12:19 AM

I had no idea there was still a Desmonds sign downtown.

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/2397/aabdesmondssign3.jpg
gsv

The sign is located on the back wall of their former warehouse at Hope and 11th streets.

http://imageshack.us/a/img402/239/aa...gn2downtow.jpg
gsv

Why only the back (east) side? I wonder if there used to be Desmonds signs on the Hope and 11th sides as well.

http://imageshack.us/a/img266/9809/a...gnwarehous.jpg
gsv

The building is being renovated into offices, a restaurant and a nightclub.
In it's glory days (it opened in 1916) the building was a Willys Overland Co. outpost selling Willys Knight car to the well-to-do.
(I'm still trying to substantiate that last detail)

info. from latimes
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7590
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ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2013 12:21 AM

color me impressed!


http://imageshack.us/a/img832/767/aablanewells1934.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by procab (Post 6069323)
----http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f9...3.jpg:original

The Foot Of The Hill field was drilled in the early 1890's using a steam engine. The quality of the crude was good with little water content. Unfortunately after a few months the flow started dropping. Lane-Wells tried working their magic to reinvigorate the field but six years later (1940) most of the 10 wells were plugged.

My God procab, you lined up your before and after photos perfectly!
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ProphetM Mar 28, 2013 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6069286)

As well as the International Mart (Mode O' Day) and Mann's Chinese, Raymond M Kennedy (1891-1976) did the following, among many. The firm he worked for, Meyer & Holler, often get the credit for their architects' buildings.

The Fox Theater, 500-512 N Harbor, Fullerton (1925):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_...858%2520PM.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fu...ox_theatre.JPG

Fox (detail):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P...307%2520PM.jpg
http://www.northorangecountyrealesta...est-city-live/

Hey! The good ol' Fox Fullerton. I grew up in Fullerton until I was 16 - Fullerton HS is a couple blocks east of the Fox so it was a familiar sight my first 2 years of high school. But by then it had already closed. I did see a movie there once, though. In 1986, I was 12 and I rode my bike to the Fox Fullerton (about 2 miles) to go see Labyrinth by myself. I was too young to take much note of the interior other than to notice that it was much classier than the cookie-cutter multi-screen places I had always been to before that. It was worn, though. Very, very worn. It closed in 1987.

But! It is currently (though slowly) undergoing restoration.
http://www.foxfullerton.org

tovangar2 Mar 28, 2013 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6068236)



AT&T Center, formerly called the SBC Tower, Transamerica Building, and originally the Occidental Life Building.

"Windows" Restaurant offered great views.

1964
http://dlproj.library.ucla.edu/deriv...0167918a_j.jpghttp://dlproj.library.ucla.edu/deriv...0167918a_j.jpg


That well's still pumping:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...727%2520PM.jpg
gsv: 1300 block S Broadway (the TransAmerica's hiding behind the Jacaranda tree).

Chuckaluck Mar 28, 2013 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6068007)

Miniature Golf was all the rage for a couple of years beginning in 1930. There were reportedly as many as 400 courses in the LA region! An interesting article describing the phenomenon and listing various locations can be found here: http://ladailymirror.com/2012/04/09/...olf/#more-7931


The "wow" miniature course :previous: was owned by America's Sweetheart and was located at the SW quadrant of Wilshire and La Cienega. There must be an aerial of this area showing both the course and any nearby hazards? The night photo, above, shows Miracle Mile in its infancy. Very few lights, but what a glorious beginning. Another course was reportedly built at Wilshire and Fairfax in 1929 - a "Bob-o-Link." Surprised it hasn't shown up in the thread before. Also noteworthy is a possible course in a building basement, located at the southeast corner of 7th and Broadway. And another at 5937 Hollywood Blvd (Eskimo?).

Look closely at the last (colored) image and there is an oil derrick in the background. Could this be the same oil derrick that presented itself as a middle-of-the-road hazard at approximately La Cienega and Beverly? :shrug:

Fore!


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3144/2...1cf757fb_z.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3144/2...1cf757fb_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3069/2...704e96ff_z.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3069/2...704e96ff_z.jpg

http://kittypackard.files.wordpress....gawilshire.jpghttp://kittypackard.files.wordpress....gawilshire.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics36/00037869.jpg more:http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7496

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Has anyone found a decent aerial image of the La Cienega Oil Well Hazard? It's not clear to me that the rig was at the mouth of the Beverly-LaCienega intersection, but that doesn't mean there weren't several from which to get confused. Shots of Beverly Kiddie Park seem to show derricks in the background, so they may have come and gone with the seasons. A close up from a related image shows a Richfield Station near the derrick selling gas at 8 cents per gallon. The '32 directory lists so many Richfield Stations, bet it's there!

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ell&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ell&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/9018/rec/77

tovangar2 Mar 28, 2013 1:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6068007)

But WOW, when it comes to being an art deco gem and noir, it's hard to beat the Wilshire Links on La Cienega (Imagine the colors)

Gorgeous! Thx :-)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M...417%2520PM.jpg



Outstanding detective work! I was way off:
Quote:

Originally Posted by procab (Post 6069323)
----http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f9...3.jpg:original

The Foot Of The Hill field was drilled in the early 1890's using a steam engine. The quality of the crude was good with little water content. Unfortunately after a few months the flow started dropping. Lane-Wells tried working their magic to reinvigorate the field but six years later (1940) most of the 10 wells were plugged.


BifRayRock Mar 28, 2013 3:27 AM





Another Deco-Noir Gem?

C'est magnifique The deco-drenched - Gibson, Inc. 6329 Hollywood Blvd. Just west of the Vine (fka Admiral)Theater.


(Perry's Brass Rail? Eatery or orthopedic footwear? )


1935
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JN5P8HECGQ.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JN5P8HECGQ.jpg




http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LPXE3MFVJ9.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LPXE3MFVJ9.jpg



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KBGGEX5U28.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KBGGEX5U28.jpg



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XAG4YTT2I5.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XAG4YTT2I5.jpg


The goods
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LFHK6RCF31.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LFHK6RCF31.jpg




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




http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UFMG8B3PF7.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UFMG8B3PF7.jpg




http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...EJUITE3JBY.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...EJUITE3JBY.jpg


The Admiral/Vine Theater was built in '37. Haven't found a photo of it (yet) that compares with its westerly sister at 6675 Hollywood Blvd., the Vogue, built in '35. To paraphrase a former DWP official, There is the Vogue, take it!

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HUVICJ6YL3.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HUVICJ6YL3.jpg




Wig-Wag Mar 28, 2013 3:30 AM

That ws then. This is now.
 
Procab. You get a Grand Attaboy for matching the Hilll oilfield picture location!

Cheers,
Jack

Quote:

Originally Posted by procab (Post 6069323)
----http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f9...3.jpg:original

The Foot Of The Hill field was drilled in the early 1890's using a steam engine. The quality of the crude was good with little water content. Unfortunately after a few months the flow started dropping. Lane-Wells tried working their magic to reinvigorate the field but six years later (1940) most of the 10 wells were plugged.


tovangar2 Mar 28, 2013 3:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6069581)

The Admiral/Vine Theater was built in '37. Haven't found a photo of it (yet) that compares with its westerly sister at 6675 Hollywood Blvd., the Vogue, built in '35. To paraphrase a former DWP official, There is the Vogue, take it!

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HUVICJ6YL3.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HUVICJ6YL3.jpg




...and they did. I still remember the Vogue's (S Charles Lee, 1934) original neon. I seem to recall that it was pink and yellow. (Damn Stiles O Clements' "Trees in the Streets" program. The trees always seem to end up in front of buildings, instead of between them):
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--...347%2520PM.jpg
gsv

With the tree trimmed, a few years back:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u...646%2520PM.jpg
http://you-are-here.com/hollywood/vogue.html

The Admiral/Vine (S Charles Lee, 1940, remodeled restaurant) 6321 Hollywood Blvd. I love the clock:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y...329%2520PM.jpg
Julius Schulman - http://digital.library.ucla.edu/scle...201&FULLSIZE=y

As the Vine (with a palm tree):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9...724%2520PM.jpg
https://sites.google.com/site/hollywoodtheatres/vine

BifRayRock Mar 28, 2013 4:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6069353)
This sounds like it:
http://omeka.ats.ucla.edu/items/show/5718

"Roberta Smythe, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Rheba Crawford Splivalo celebrate the 25th anniversary of McPherson's work in ministry. The celebration included a parade that ended at the City Hall steps where McPherson greeted approximately 5000 people and the Mayor." 7 Jan 35 (Frank Shaw was the Mayor)


P.S.

Sister Aimee was very busy in Jan '35:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y...743%2520PM.jpg
http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound...26.photos.html

Another shot of the Cavalcade of Christianity pageant at the Shrine (Sister Aimee standing).
It was held 12 Jan 1935 as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D...842%2520PM.jpg
http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-ph...th-anniversary






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Thank you for the outstanding follow ups!

Aimee was indeed busy in '35. '36 was equally "trying" when she was sued for slander by a Ms. Spivalo, who accompanies her in the photo. http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=5607,5414676


Sister Aimee had a "humble house on a hill" near Lake Elsinore. One of the photos you posted may have been the inspiration for it, or vice versa. It may not exactly be LA, but the umbra color makes it a noir candidate.

I hasten to add that Sister Aimee looks like she had a good swing and might have been "heck" on the links! http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/0...hp#mcpherson-2

http://static.move.com/blogs/aimee/Aimees_history.jpghttp://static.move.com/blogs/aimee/Aimees_history.jpg



https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...QmJJQnqd0EXyec



tovangar2 Mar 28, 2013 5:22 AM

Ghost of the Mid-Century
 
Statler Hotel / Wilshire Grand
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A...531%2520PM.jpg
http://www.mosaicartnow.com/2013/03/...em-thar-walls/

The Petroleum Club's Mid-Century mosaic mural found behind a false wall:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2...514%2520PM.jpg
http://www.mosaicartnow.com/2013/03/...em-thar-walls/

Detail of the heavy, and heavily textured, glass mosaic:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y...830%2520PM.jpg
http://www.mosaicartnow.com/2013/03/...em-thar-walls/


More:
http://www.mosaicartnow.com/2013/03/...em-thar-walls/
(includes a bit on Millard Sheets' mosaic work for Home Savings)

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/03/1950s_la_petroleum_club_mural_unearthed_at_wilshire_grand.php


Statler / Wilshire Grand site in 1919 (complete with pentaglobe street lamp and what looks to be a gas station):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-i...836%2520PM.jpg
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...tory_place.php

And the proposed replacement, the new Wilshire Grand (tallest tower on the West Coast):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...209%2520PM.jpg
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...lest_tower.php

All in 94 years.




P.S.

Lol, BRR, I love the little devil bat that used to deliver Sister Aimee's bath water out at Lake Elsinore. What a cutie. Priceless:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-i...546%2520PM.jpg
MLS


Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 6069377)
I grew up in Fullerton until I was 16

I love Fullerton Station. The projecting wrought-iron lettering and curlicues throw such beautiful shadows.
Different every time one goes by on the train. What a gift:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o...125%2520PM.jpg
http://www.swishandswoon.com/category/motherhood/


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BDiH Mar 28, 2013 6:34 AM

Carlos Avenu Photo
 
Thank you. I have seen that one recently. It's a great photo. Anymore?

jaco Mar 28, 2013 6:50 AM

Ghost of Mid-Century
 
tovangar2

The little Devil Bat is soooooo cool and cute.

tovangar2 Mar 28, 2013 6:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 6069733)
Thank you. I have seen that one recently. It's a great photo. Anymore?

I haven't seen any. Are you looking for a particular address on Carlos Ave? Or background on the Onion Field case? It was the 50th anniversary of that one on 9 March, but you probably already knew that. I don't think it's been covered on the thread.



Quote:

Originally Posted by jaco (Post 6069740)
tovangar2

The little Devil Bat is soooooo cool and cute.

Lol, thank BRR for that one.

Flyingwedge Mar 28, 2013 9:38 AM

Another Unfortunate Use of a Front Lawn
 
Not too long ago we saw the commercial addition to the Westmoore Hotel at 1000 W. 7th Street:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2cc402e5.jpg
USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../16637/rec/109

Down the street at 1619 W. 7th Street, the same thing happened to the Fairmount Apartments, shown here in 1967:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psa38ae9cb.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb1/00017467.jpg

The Fairmount is listed in the 1909 LA City Directory and is on the 1910 Baist Map (Burlington and Union are the north-south avenues):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b5edd86.jpg
Historic Mapworks -- http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/19473/Plate+008/

I couldn't find any photos of a pristine Fairmount, which by 1942 was listed in the LA City Directory as "C. H. Perkins Furnished Rooms" at 1617-1/2 West 7th. Today, the stretch of Ingraham between Little and Union has been vacated and most of the whole expanded block -- including the Fairmount site -- is taken up by the Esperanza Elementary School, built in 1992.

# # #

The Baist Map above is too early to show the 1925 Young's Market Co. building at the SW corner of 7th and Union:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps42756160.jpg
GSV, 2011
It almost didn't make it thru the 1992 LA Riots, but it's now the City View Lofts: http://www.cityviewlofts.info/
More pics and info here: http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.c...-building.html

And since we're in the neighborhood, we've seen the Hotel Pepper, at 7th and Burlington, here before:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12617
More pics and info on the former Hotel Pepper here:
http://urbandiachrony.wordpress.com/...nue-1905-2011/

MichaelRyerson Mar 28, 2013 2:53 PM

Great Whittington image...
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7...05d9a9aa_o.jpg
Aerial view of downtown Los Angeles looking southwest from the Hollywood Freeway

Bittersweet view of a great town. 1971

USC digital archive/Dick Whittington collection

Gee, is the Stuart Oliver house still there?

ProphetM Mar 28, 2013 9:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6069984)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7...05d9a9aa_o.jpg
Aerial view of downtown Los Angeles looking southwest from the Hollywood Freeway

Bittersweet view of a great town. 1971

USC digital archive/Dick Whittington collection

Gee, is the Stuart Oliver house still there?

No, it was torn down in September 1969.

rbpjr Mar 28, 2013 10:23 PM




"Roberta Semple , Aimee Semple McPherson, and Rheba Crawford at parade."
What was being celebrated?

January 8, 1935
http://dlproj.library.ucla.edu/deriv...0283220a_j.jpghttp://dlproj.library.ucla.edu/deriv...0283220a_j.jpg

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Used to attend circuses and carnivals on that site at Washington and Hill Streets across from the Mode O Day building in the late 40's...


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