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ethereal_reality May 11, 2013 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 6115870)
In the photo of Sunset and Spring streets on page 720, is Los Angeles Railway center entrance car No. 2601. This is one of only two steel center entrance cars built for LARY. It is currently at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, where it is nearing completion of a very long and thorough restoration to it's former Los Angeles Transit Lines appearance. See: http://www.oerm.org/collection/yello...lway/latl-2601

Cheers,
Jack

Jack, have we seen this photograph of a center entry street car before? I seem to remember that 211 sign.

http://imageshack.us/a/img803/53/aab...tstreetjes.jpg
Jesus E. Selgado http://www.skyscrapercity.com/
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tovangar2 May 11, 2013 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6124732)

The complete photograph showing people gathered in Pershing Square.
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/3680/a...lifeb2ebay.jpg
ebay

And what about the fountain?
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Is the fountain one of the ones installed after the parking garage went in?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sebisebster (Post 5178556)
Pershing Square in 1988, looking north

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1636/1988a.jpg

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I do not remember that sign, but I really like it.

ethereal_reality May 11, 2013 11:22 PM

Gas Explosion! 1951

9601 S. Vermont Ave.
http://imageshack.us/a/img521/1461/a...on19519601.jpg
ebay



9601 S. Vermont Ave. today
http://imageshack.us/a/img507/9162/a...osiontoday.jpg
gsv

tovangar2 May 12, 2013 12:24 AM

Years ago I read an account of the interior of the Carthay being carefully dismantled and warehoused. Somehow the remnants were subsequently lost.

I can no longer find a reference to this sequence of events. Does anyone have a link?

ethereal_reality May 12, 2013 12:50 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img853/1317/aabmbsnapp2.jpg
-unihikid



http://imageshack.us/a/img707/1668/aabsnappred.jpg
ebay

Another vendor in the Warners/Pacific Theater building, besides 'Pierre of Hollywood' (see awning above), was Larry Potter's Stardust Cafe.

http://imageshack.us/a/img201/9657/aambstardustcafe.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img18/6623/aambstardustcafe1.jpg
ebay


The cafe was located in this prime corner location. (vacant now)

http://imageshack.us/a/img708/9797/a...afecorners.jpg
gsv




Note the intricate grillwork and wood panels beneath the windows.
http://imageshack.us/a/img694/6623/a...rdustcafe1.jpg
gsv



This aerial gives you an idea of the size of the Warners/Pacific Theater building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img838/4558/a...afeinpacif.jpg
google earth




At the opposite (east) end of the building is this impressive entrance (and an equally impressive smoke shop sign)

http://imageshack.us/a/img202/4400/a...afeopposit.jpg
gsv

Good ol' Hollywood. :)
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just in: The cafe space was originally a drug store. I haven't had any luck locating a photograph of the Stardust Cafe.

1929
http://imageshack.us/a/img402/184/aabdrugwp.jpg
http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl...+)_Page_2.html

ethereal_reality May 12, 2013 3:21 AM

The much discussed 'Arcade Palm'.

1908
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/1313/s...icarcadede.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/19939/rec/3

This is most definitely a repost, but I thought no one would mind another look.
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alanlutz May 12, 2013 4:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6124753)
One of my favorite photographs of the Title Guarantee and Trust Building

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/2564/aabguar1.jpg
http://www.publicartinla.com/Downtow...guarantee.html
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It is a great old shot indeed, ER, and I was just there today taking a few more images of the great old building:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/8...fbf7301601.jpg
Couldn't quite fit it all in on this one.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/8...17abfdd845.jpg
This taken from just inside of Pershing Square.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/8...bc90fdfb87.jpg

And this one from way back by the new fountain in Pershing Square.

westcork May 12, 2013 1:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6124791)
Jack, have we seen this photograph of a center entry street car before? I seem to remember that 211 sign.

http://imageshack.us/a/img803/53/aab...tstreetjes.jpg
Jesus E. Selgado http://www.skyscrapercity.com/
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I don't know much about street cars, but that car looks like these:

Electric street car bound for Adams and Alsace.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics14/00006806.jpg
LAPL

Electric car on the Edgeware Road line.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics14/00006811.jpg
LAPL

The V car to Slauson and Santa Fe.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics14/00006818.jpg
LAPL

View of Hill and 6th Streets. Central Park (Pershing Square) is on the left. A bus and a trolley are both faced in the same direction. Many pedestrians may be seen on the sidewalks and waiting at the intersections.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039486.jpg
LAPL

A V electric streetcar to Vernon Avenue only.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics47/00043364.jpg
LAPL


I've never noticed before, but it looks like these cars all have a lighted letter on top of the car.

Chuckaluck May 12, 2013 2:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6123438)



:previous: After graduating HS ?




Junior HS
http://imageshack.us/a/img684/6281/aasunsetsignsnap.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7522



Rumor has it he changed his persona with a pair of sunglasses and eventually found a place in show bid'ness.

http://aka.media.entertainment.sky.c...ing-You-Do.jpghttp://aka.media.entertainment.sky.c...ing-You-Do.jpg

ethereal_reality May 12, 2013 3:20 PM

Thanks for sharing your photographs of the Title Guarantee and Trust building alanlutz. -much appreciated
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To be honest, I hadn't noticed the electric letters on top of the street cars either westcork.

ethereal_reality May 12, 2013 4:14 PM

CBD emailed me asking for information on the Senator Apartments located at Wilshire and Valencia. (he used to visit the building as a child)

The only thing I could find were these two photographs of the hallway.

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/6329/a...aysenatora.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img844/6048/a...enatorapts.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/41468/rec/4

http://imageshack.us/a/img22/9547/aa...atorapts19.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/41468/rec/4

http://imageshack.us/a/img248/7661/a...smclintock.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/41468/rec/4

http://imageshack.us/a/img845/10/aabhallwaymissm2.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/41468/rec/4
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Other than that, I found a photograph of a Hotel Senator that I didn't know existed.

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/5567/a...telsenator.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...rolNumber=2515

This is a view along Main Street in the 700 block south. The Hotel Senator and the Dewey Hotel can be seen. circa 1966
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I was hoping someone could dig up a photograph of the Senator Apartments for CBD to go along with the hallway. :)

Chuckaluck May 12, 2013 4:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6125337)
This is a view along Main Street in the 700 block south. The Hotel Senator and the Dewey Hotel can be seen. circa 1966
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I was hoping someone could dig up a photograph of the Senator Apartments for CBD to go along with the hallway. :)



Contemporary - Major transformation. Old advertising remains on the Dewey.
http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/hotel.jpghttp://www.you-are-here.com/downtown/hotel.jpg

http://kfarchitects.com/images/dynam...ojects/568.jpghttp://kfarchitects.com/images/dynam...ojects/568.jpg

Wig-Wag May 12, 2013 4:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6124791)
Jack, have we seen this photograph of a center entry street car before? I seem to remember that 211 sign.

http://imageshack.us/a/img803/53/aab...tstreetjes.jpg
Jesus E. Selgado http://www.skyscrapercity.com/
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ER, I really can’t say if this picture appears elsewhere on the site, but I may have just missed it.

The car itself is a Los Angeles Railway Type C, “Sowbelly”, so named for it’s low under-slung center profile. It was one of 259-center entrance cars built to accommodate the Hobble-skirt craze, which began in America shortly after the turn of the century. The first “Sowbelly” was completed in November of 1912 and entered service on January 19th, 1913. Seventy-six of the type were built new, and the remainder from older cars.

While the type survived until 1945, no more were built as the hobble-skirt craze faded, and jitney buses began to eat heavily into LARY patronage and profits. In addition, it required both a motorman to run it and a conductor to collect fares.

Only one example of the type survives, No. 936, awaiting restoration at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA.

Cheers,
Jack

Chuckaluck May 12, 2013 6:10 PM

Plomb tools of Los Angeles (later to become Proto Tools).

Quote:

The Plomb Tool Company had its beginning in 1907 as a small blacksmith shop in Los Angeles, taking its name from one of the principals, Alphonse Plomb. Its earliest tools included items such as hand-forged chisels, intended primarily for the plumbing and building trades.

During the 1920s Plomb expanded into the automotive tools market, and its first catalogs were published in the mid 1920s. By the late 1920s the company was advertising in some of the popular periodicals of the time, probably in order to broaden its customer base. For example, an ad in the December 1928 issue of Popular Science Monthly shows a Plomb Hand-Forged Screw Driver on page 90 at the left. The text notes the use of special tungsten steel, with the square shank running through the handle to the metal cap. Interestingly, this 1928 ad shows the Plomb name with an inverted triangle already in use, at a time several years before this "PLVMB" logo began to be used on tools.



The business took up a large amount of real estate on the 2200 block of Santa Fe Avenue, e.g., 2209 and 2257. For those interested in that vicinity (Vernon ?) or the history of this tool manufacturer in the LA area, some interesting detective work can be found here>> http://plombtools.com/the-plomb-factory/ and here>> http://home.comcast.net/~alloy-artif...y.html#history


http://plombtools.com/wp-content/upl.../Composite.pnghttp://plombtools.com/wp-content/upl.../Composite.png



The '29 directory listing for Plomb Tools is 2009 Santa Fe. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...arch_doc=plomb

Mr. Plomb's residence at 7718 Maie Avenue (Near Nadeau Street) is not extant. However, other members of his firm, the Pendletons, resided at 5626 Berkshire Drive. It does appear that this home remains in superior shape.
http://cbk1.google.com/cbk?output=th...=1&w=300&h=118 http://cbk1.google.com/cbk?output=th...=1&w=300&h=118

1925
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/625....230578468.jpghttp://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/625....230578468.jpg

http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/511....313276038.jpghttp://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/511....313276038.jpg





1929 Popular Science Ad for Plomb Tools
http://books.google.com/books?id=TSo...ngeles&f=false

tovangar2 May 12, 2013 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6125003)
The much discussed 'Arcade Palm'.

1908
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/1313/s...icarcadede.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/19939/rec/3

This is most definitely a repost, but I thought no one would mind another look.
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I'm still intrigued by the sign in front of the palm. Some day we'll know what it said.

Chuckaluck May 12, 2013 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6125625)
I'm still intrigued by the sign in front of the palm. Some day we'll know what it said.

A good story . . . with legs (or roots) :)

:treehugger:

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...dest-palm.html

Chuckaluck May 12, 2013 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5919087)

And a 1915 night-time shot of the Broadway end of Mercantile Place:

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
Huntington Library
Notice the Pantages Theater (later Dalton's, then the Arcade) next door and tiny 1910 Clune's Broadway/Cameo Theater beyond that (see below) with it's famous time sign, and then Quinn's Superba (now the Roxie).


Ah, neon.


A little bigger and more wattage? From http://pstp-edison.com/exhibitions/

http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w

http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1500w



An imaginative lighting sampling from this exhibit: http://pstp-edison.com/loomis/

http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w


1919
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1500whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1500w


1910
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1500whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1500w

1912
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w


1912
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w


1916 - Rialto Bridge Inspired Light Standards?
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w


1918
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w

westcork May 13, 2013 12:10 AM

Nevermind... everytime I think I found something original, it's already been posted here before.... LOL

Chuckaluck May 13, 2013 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6002718)



1931 - Shatto and Wilshire

Too late to save her? :no: :no:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0USC Digital





http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0




CE Wheeler, MD Surgeon and Endocrinologist. No directory listing in '29 or '32?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0


USC Digital








This stretch of Wilshire was probably near by. ;)


1914- Wilshire and ?
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w

tovangar2 May 13, 2013 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6125636)
A good story . . . with legs (or roots) :)

:treehugger:

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...dest-palm.html

Damn, I thought the link in that article was finally going to put the mystery of who planted the palms to rest, but it referred readers back to us!

I wish DJ Waldie hadn't called Arcade Station "utilitarian". That stung a little. I really liked it. I thought it was both pretty and friendly. A big bungalow.



Oh, to have an hour's visit with George W Hazard. Apparently he knew everything


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