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rbpjr Mar 28, 2013 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 6070594)
No, it was torn down in September 1969.

Great view of "Bunker Flats"...

MichaelRyerson Mar 29, 2013 12:48 PM

On the Boulevard...
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8...4171c07c_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936

The Wiltern, St. James Episcopal, a row of Wilshire Specials and a couple of working stiffs shooting the breeze while the swells are inside putting on the feedbag. Super nice image of a Chrysler Air Flow doubling up as they pick-up...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8516/8...d37085c5_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (2)

A couple of good-looking dames and beautiful signage...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8...617b86d4_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (3)

Passersby, a seemingly delighted window-shopper and the height of mid-thirties commercial fonts...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8513/8...f8f1292f_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (4)

More Wilshire specials, Morgan Flowers on the corner of S. Gramercy Place and two more for lunch...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8...78a63885_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (5)

A dapper guy enjoying a smoke and a stroll...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8241/8...114584c5_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (7)

and a chauffeur going for the car or looking for some shade...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8...99df5aeb_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (8)

Mr. & Mrs. Nick Charles and Asta for lunch. Man's best friend needs to eat, too and this is our best look at The Bachelors' signage...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8...2be2f1c5_o.png
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (13)

and more of the waiting game, wondering if he's got enough time for another cigarette...


A Dick Whittington commercial assignment for the Chouinard Art School, people on sidewalk in front of Perino's, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 1936

USC digital archive/Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

BifRayRock Mar 29, 2013 5:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4988499)
Here's a little quiz.
Who can tell me what became of Willard's Far Famed Chicken at Los Feliz & Hillhurst?

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1...schickenin.jpg
BDLF/

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9...willardsad.jpg
ebay/matchbook

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2...rdsderby01.jpg
unknown


'49
http://www.cardcow.com/images/set58/card00303_fr.jpghttp://www.cardcow.com/images/set58/card00303_fr.jpg



Quote:

Postcard featuring the exterior of Willard's Restaurant. "Top o'the Hill" is visible at the top of the postcard. The large "Willard's" sign also reads "Far-famed chicken-steak dinners." Many people stand near the entrance, and automobiles have crowded the parking lot and all sidewalks. The postcard reads at bottom: "No, we are not giving something away-it's only the response to the call of Willard's dinner bell." The address is listed at 9625 Pico Blvd

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008774.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008774.jpg



BifRayRock Mar 29, 2013 6:01 PM




Val D'Amour - Built in '28. 854 S. Oxford Avenue

Early '30s (?)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics14/00026669.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics14/00026669.jpg

1987 - Image captioned: "Decaying Deco."
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics49/00074357.jpg http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics49/00074357.jpg

contemporary
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5063/5...0ef0625d_b.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5063/5...0ef0625d_b.jpg



ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2013 6:05 PM

:previous: beautiful art deco. I'm familiar with the building but not that awesome rooftop sign. -nice surprise
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If I remember correctly, Willard's Fried Chicken eventually became a Brown Derby.*




*I just found this...so, yes it was a Brown Derby :)
I thought there was a fight to save the building, but I looked up the address and it's no longer there. -bummer

http://imageshack.us/a/img442/9958/a...bylosfeliz.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lo...y_postcard.jpg
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tovangar2 Mar 29, 2013 6:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6071262)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8...78a63885_o.png[/url]
On the Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1936 (5)

A dapper guy enjoying a smoke and a stroll...


[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelryerson/8598531386/]
USC digital archive/Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Thank you for those MR. I still recall some of the tree-less, well-kept glamour of our streetscapes existing into the 1950s.

Wilshire at S Gramercy Pl, 2011:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n...948%2520AM.jpg
gsv

BTW, do you know if the Bilike who built the Bilike Building was the same one who commissioned Parkinson and Bergstrom to build him a house on Monterey Rd, South Pasadena in 1905?

699 Monterey Road:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...906%2520AM.jpg
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/michael_locke/7449403506/

ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2013 7:02 PM

618-620-622 S. Broadway
http://imageshack.us/a/img839/5481/scafeteriasite.jpg
gsv

I know we've discussed this exquisite building and it's elaborate wrought-iron grillwork, but I don't recall seeing the interior.




until now....

Schaber's Cafeteria
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/2856/a...cafeteria1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/5740/a...cafeteria2.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zilf/53...7166/lightbox/


The elaborate grillwork on the facade appears in the interior arches as well. This must have been a stunning place!
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tovangar2 Mar 29, 2013 7:37 PM

One stretch of Wilshire that never seemed to get the glamour treatment was a few blocks of old Orange St near downtown. A great many turn-of-the-20th-century frame houses, re-purposed as businesses, still existed until relatively recently. One pretty 1901 survivor is still hanging in at #1314 (at Witmer), the front yard long-since lost to street widening (below). Three or four others on this block have been given new facades.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UE...366-h768-rw-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DH...366-h768-rw-no
http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/15813...os-Angeles-CA/

tovangar2 Mar 29, 2013 7:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6071636)
618-620-622 S. Broadway


Schaber Cafeteria
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/2856/a...cafeteria1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/5740/a...cafeteria2.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zilf/53...7166/lightbox/


The elaborate grillwork on the facade appears in the interior arches as well. This must have been a stunning place!
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That's incredible e_r!
The grillwork, the ceiling, the tilework, the light fixture, the color, just the sheer volume of the place....all amazing.

It's now Figaro Bistro and does not compare, but still better than the bulldozer:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0...622%2520PM.jpg
http://localfoodandwine.blogspot.com...l#.UVXuvBek9dw

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U...742%2520PM.jpg
http://www.figarobistrot.com/noces/index.html

ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2013 8:23 PM

By sheer coincidence, citywatch just posted this on the 'Los Angeles Developments' thread.


http://imageshack.us/a/img703/8336/aaadcitywatchn1.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7610

simply beautiful
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Moses H. Sherman Mar 29, 2013 8:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6071573)
:previous: beautiful art deco. I'm familiar with the building but not that awesome rooftop sign. -nice surprise
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If I remember correctly, Willard's Fried Chicken eventually became a Brown Derby.*




*I just found this...so, yes it was a Brown Derby :)
I thought there was a fight to save the building, but I looked up the address and it's no longer there. -bummer

http://imageshack.us/a/img442/9958/a...bylosfeliz.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lo...y_postcard.jpg
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It's still there. Was doing business as a Louise's Trattoria. Just reopened recently as the "The Mess Hall"

http://www.trbimg.com/img-502ed2ef/t...-los-f-001/600http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug...sold--20120817

ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2013 8:54 PM

:previous: Thanks Moses H. Sherman! I'm relieved it's still there. Have anyone here been inside recently?
I am having a hard time envisioning the interior of that dome.

tovangar2 Mar 29, 2013 9:17 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SA...4A0=w1366-h768
http://www.martinturnbull.com/2012/1...berscafeteria/

I'd love to see the return of that marquee (not to mention the rest of the exterior ironwork and the stone window screens), but the door's been moved one bay over.

It's great the way the neon sign over the left window is fitted around the now-vanished wall-mounted half-urn.

The interior muralwork at Schaber's was apparently by Danish artist Einar Petersen (1885-1986). He discusses it in the article within an article here:
http://ladailymirror.com/2011/09/19/...gotten-artist/

Part of the Schaber's muralwork was saved according to this article:
http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-...100th-birthday

More: http://ladailymirror.com/2012/12/28/...inar-petersen/

Petersen built himself a home (1927) in Hollywoodland at 2706 N Beachwood Dr and a pretty court of artists' studios (1919) on Beverly Blvd, both of which still exist:

4350 Beverly Blvd, patterned after Abletoft, Petersen's childhood home (LA Historic-Cultural Monument #552):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fe...piM=w1366-h768
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityprojectca/4360279563/

Petersen also exhibited in galleries. His appealing paintings still sell well:
Dry Dock, San Pedro Harbor, California (n.d., oil on canvas 26" x 32"):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xI...m78=w1366-h768
http://www.askart.com/askart/p/einar..._petersen.aspx

Schaber's replaced the old Platt Music Company. They moved to their new Walker & Eisen building at 834 Broadway in 1927. Platt was in business from 1905 to 1987.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YZ...-MI=w1366-h768
http://www.you-are-here.com/broadway/platt.html

Lwize Mar 29, 2013 10:50 PM

The Willard's site became the 13 story Beverly Hillcrest Hotel in the mid 1960's (now called Mr. C Beverly Hills) on the NE corner of Pico and Beverwil Drive.

http://cdn3.gbot.me/photos/1l/N5/135...30-500x375.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 30, 2013 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6069784)
The 1925 Young's Market Co. building at the SW corner of 7th and Union:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps42756160.jpg
GSV, 2011



vintage detail
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/2729/smarketg.jpg
unknown/old cd of mine

today
http://imageshack.us/a/img803/940/smarketbldg2.jpg
gsv/2011


I wonder who would have been the clientele for Young's Market?

Well, just south of Young's Market on Union Ave. is the old Charleston Hotel & Apts.


http://imageshack.us/a/img571/5294/s...estoniscor.jpg
gsv


impressive old sign
http://imageshack.us/a/img28/8238/sm...estonunion.jpg
gsv


entrance
http://imageshack.us/a/img6/8238/sm1...estonunion.jpg
gsv
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Across from the Charleston is the old Stuart Hotel. (looking south on Union Ave.)

http://imageshack.us/a/img23/1262/sm...thonuniona.jpg
gsv


a fairly nice entrance (beneath a hideous sign)
http://imageshack.us/a/img829/7715/sm1stuart2a.jpg
gsv
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South of the Stuart Hotel is the white and gold Cambria Union Apartments on the southeast corner of Union Ave. and Cambria Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img694/2433/s...aoncambria.jpg
gsv



rare
http://imageshack.us/a/img805/536/sm...riastsunio.jpg
www.cardcow.com




downtown Los Angeles looms in the distance
http://imageshack.us/a/img839/5329/s...riastunion.jpg
gsv


http://imageshack.us/a/img407/2492/sm1cambria2a.jpg
ebay




http://imageshack.us/a/img132/5329/s...riastunion.jpg
gsv
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Further down Union Ave. on the southwest corner of Union Ave. & 8th Street is another remarkable apartment building from the same time period.

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/3043/sm18th.jpg
gsv


quite eclectic
http://imageshack.us/a/img248/5650/s...treetunion.jpg
gvs


and very interesting
http://imageshack.us/a/img11/9128/sm...stunionave.jpg
gsv

Somewhere in my files I have a 1970s black & white photograph of this apartment when it was in disrepair.
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Mr. Young's customers could have come from the opposite direction as well.
This view is looking north across 7th Street on Union Ave. In the distance is the massive President Hotel and Apts. (built in 1928 and designed by architect C. Waldo Powers)

http://imageshack.us/a/img22/8955/sm1presidentapts1.jpg
gsv



like the Charleston, it still sports an impressive vintage sign. (I would have preferred a rooftop sign ;))
http://imageshack.us/a/img607/8792/s...ptunionave.jpg
gsv



http://imageshack.us/a/img577/2900/s...ptsunionav.jpg
gsv
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I'm sure back in the day this neighborhood was 2 or 3 times as dense as it is now. Many of Young's customers would have been commuters traveling west on 7th Street from downtown Los Angeles ("Honey, would you pick up a nice brisket on your way home?") :)
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tovangar2 Mar 30, 2013 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6071762)
Thanks Moses H. Sherman! I'm relieved it's still there. Have anyone here been inside recently?
I am having a hard time envisioning the interior of that dome.

Here's half of the Los Feliz Derby dome when it was a nightclub (Swingers, 1996, was partly filmed here):
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6...450%2520PM.jpg
http://yesteryearremembered.com/?cat=4

And the other half now:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-v...939%2520PM.jpg
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/12...s_for_2013.php

A nice, noirish shot of the "Car Cafe" side:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I...655%2520PM.jpg
http://www.hollywoodphotographs.com/...ant/?pg=1&r=96

Now:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-s...951%2520PM.jpg
http://www.kevineats.com/2012/09/mes...ngeles-ca.html

And a couple of elevations (I really like these b/c this building's kind of confusing):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-U...542%2520PM.jpg
http://www.leewestla.com/?p=8&a=view&r=84

Chuckaluck Mar 30, 2013 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6071795)

Petersen built himself a home (1927) in Hollywoodland at 2706 N Beachwood Dr and a pretty court of artists' studios (1919) on Beverly Blvd, both of which still exist:

4350 Beverly Blvd, patterned after Abletoft, Petersen's childhood home (LA Historic-Cultural Monument #552):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...013%2520PM.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityprojectca/4360279563/


Looked better without the bars and with the poultry.:blink:

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics23/00061355.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9571

Certain that pictures of the Beverly Blvd artisan's enclave exist. Difficulty is in the locating. :shrug:

tovangar2 Mar 30, 2013 1:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6071983)
Looked better without the bars and with the poultry.:blink:

Certain that pictures of the Beverly Blvd artisan's enclave exist. Difficulty is in the locating. :shrug:

This is all I've got (looks charming). Thx for the chicken :blink::

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...104%2520PM.jpg
google maps

P.S.

This explains the chicken:

"Similar detailing graces a small office near the entrance of the complex, which Inouye rents as a storefront for her Chicken Boy novelty item business...".

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/jan...tm-oppetersen3 (descriptions of the studios, no pix)

http://www.chickenboy.com/:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d...631%2520PM.jpg

sopas ej Mar 30, 2013 1:11 AM

1917, Los Angeles.
Video Link


1917, Colorado Boulevard (back then, Avenue). in Pasadena. Quite bucolic back then, this stretch of Colorado was.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics23/00061231.jpg
LAPL

belmont bob Mar 30, 2013 1:15 AM

my proud old school
 

I couldn’t let this photo get by without adding my five cents worth. Since there are few and far between photos that show the old “Classic Belmont” High School from any location. This 1941 photo of the campus that was only 18 years old at the time. The top of the five story tower is peeking above the east end of the gym while the auditorium stage rises towards the center and the north classroom building can be seen to the right. The only portion visible here that remains today in the campus that otherwise resembles a factory is the auditorium which was stripped of its brick façade and covered with pink stucco. A sad makeover beginning in 1959. With the exception of the auditorium and one classroom building the campus was raised and replaced by much larger buildings that help to hold the massive increase in attendance a few years back that brought the campus a distinction of being the largest secondary school in the state. With 4500 students on full year operation the school was bursting at the seams until other campuses opened in the central city to alleviate the burden.


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