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GaylordWilshire Apr 16, 2012 7:00 PM

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9...ture416201.jpg
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8721/logbwbig819.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U...colorright.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r...2520PM.bmp.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_...2520PM.bmp.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-U...12/loglast.jpg


Multiple images of an unusual log house once at 1701 West Adams (the northwest corner of Normandie). I'm not clear on whether Edwin H. Lamme built it, but he did live there in 1900. For a long time I thought it was a modest house, but the second shot reveals its true size. Lamme was a lawyer who arrived on West Adams sometime after 1897 via Indianapolis, Alhambra, and the Westminster Hotel downtown; by 1910 he was living in San Diego.


Pics: 1st & 3rd: ebay.com; others, LAPL

TMSteele Apr 16, 2012 9:44 PM

re: the looking down at Cresent Hgts, Google street view at 1618 Marly Dr seems the most likely position. There's the partially blocked view, a lonely street lamp squeezed along the curb and corresponding telephone wires above.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5667839)
Here is a great snapshot I found on ebay a couple months ago. Does anyone have an idea where this precarious vantage point is located?
It isn't high enough to be Mulholland Drive and yet there's a lightpost (where's the light?) situated between the flimsy wooden 'guard rails'.

This looks like a Montgomery Clift type of accident waiting to happen.


http://imageshack.us/a/img822/5995/v...enofallah1.jpg
snapshot/ebay


The extremely noirish 'Garden of Allah' is located northwest of the two large apartment buildings.
I've tried to locate it in this snapshot but I haven't had any luck....perhaps I need better glasses.

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below: Silent screen legend Nazimova's 'Garden of Allah'. Is it possible this is from the same vantage point?

http://imageshack.us/a/img402/5812/aaaallaha1.jpg
http://thefrenchsampler.blogspot.com...-nazimova.html

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GaylordWilshire Apr 16, 2012 11:02 PM

Hollywood Hills Miscellany
 
:previous:

The same streetlamp base is used at least as far east in the Hollywood Hills as Rockledge Road... I'm not sure why the one in e_r's vintage shot has that odd small globe as opposed to the common urn shape.... Anyway, I didn't know that Mayor Bowron lived in the Hills at 2158 Rockledge:

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics17/00028007.jpgLAPL


Nice house. I also wasn't aware that our old pal Mickey campaigned for him when he was facing a recall in 1950. This isn't his new bulletproof Fleetwood, but rather, according to the Times, the one that was perforated by gunfire in front of Sherry's the year before:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U...2520PM.bmp.jpgLos Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...-cohens-1.html

ethereal_reality Apr 16, 2012 11:14 PM

I believe you're right about Marlay Drive TMSteele.

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/5563/aamarlaydrive1.jpg
google aerial

The 'Garden of Allah' was located in the lower right hand corner where you now see a large white building.



below: Here's the lamppost at 1618.

http://imageshack.us/a/img24/3470/aamarlay1618.jpg
google street view





below: There's also another 'candidate' lamppost just a few feet away.

http://imageshack.us/a/img843/5761/a...driveview1.jpg
google street view


http://imageshack.us/a/img822/5995/v...enofallah1.jpg
snapshot/ebay

ethereal_reality Apr 16, 2012 11:30 PM

871 South Wilton Place.


http://imageshack.us/a/img442/3590/871swiltonplace.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img443/463/871swiltonplace1.jpg
snapshot/ebay

GaylordWilshire Apr 16, 2012 11:42 PM

In poking around the Hollywood Hills, I discovered something I never knew before: that Hollywood Boulevard continues west past Laurel Canyon, as far as Sunset Plaza Drive above the Strip....

And speaking of Wilton Place, here's a shot I never ran across when we were looking into the kidnapping and murder of Marion Parker:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

The LAPL describes the photo above as being of a vigil in front of the Parker home at 1631 S. Wilton Place, which is actually across the street....


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G...2520PM.bmp.jpgMurderpedia

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogleSV


Here are a few past noirish posts pertaining to Marion Parker: #659, #660, #1771, and #1884,

3940dxer Apr 16, 2012 11:47 PM

Monket Island, Cahuenga Pass
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMSteele (Post 5666435)
I think that photograph was taken near the Hollywood Bowl looking east to capture the path of the went to be built Hollywood Freeway at the Highland and Cahuenga intersection. The curved street is Cahuenga running down to Hollywood on the right and the slight forked road at the far left is Cahuenga Terrace.

Nice Photoshop work! But actually it was called the Cahuenga Freeway back then. :D

http://dkse.net/david/Cahuenga/Cahuenga.Fwy.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

On this thread we've seen the Ostrich Farm, Lion Farm, and Pigeon Farm, but there are at least two similar places that we haven't covered. One of these is Monkey Island, which was somewhere in the Cahuenga Pass, though no one seems to know just where. It may have been North of Barham on the Universal side of the hill, or on the other side, near where Hanna-Barbera later rose (as suggested by the 3300 Cahuenga address), or maybe a bit further south on the 101, near where Hillpark Drive is now. I know a man who used to go there with his parents long ago, and will try to find out from him. Meanwhile, here are some images.

http://laist.com/attachments/lindsay...nkeyIsland.jpg

http://laist.com/attachments/lindsay...slandflyer.jpg

http://dkse.net/david/Cahuenga/monke...nd.matches.jpg

http://laist.com/attachments/lindsay...islandneon.jpg

The 4 images above from: http://laist.com/2009/01/24/laistory_monkey_island.php

BTW, there also seems to have been a "Monkey Island" somewhere in Culver City, at some point.

ethereal_reality Apr 16, 2012 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5668719)
In poking around the Hollywood Hills, I discovered something I never knew before: that Hollywood Boulevard continued west past Laurel Canyon, as far as Sunset Plaza Drive above the Strip....

It's funny you said this G_W. I noticed the exact same thing when I was looking for Marlay Drive...I was like "what in the heck is Hollywood Boulevard doing winding around in the hills?"

ethereal_reality Apr 17, 2012 12:13 AM

All these years researching L.A. and I have never heard of this Monkey Island. I mean...it even had that gigantic neon sign!!

I've always been a bit 'ho-hum' about the Ostrich, Pigeon, and Alligators Farms but this Monkey Island is a different story.
It sounds so cool. So a moat keeps them on the island? Can't monkeys swim?

3940dxer Apr 17, 2012 3:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5668727)
It's funny you said this G_W. I noticed the exact same thing when I was looking for Marlay Drive...I was like "what in the heck is Hollywood Boulevard doing winding around in the hills?"

Yeah, I noticed that too a few months ago while doing my Laurel Canyon explorations; I think I mentioned something about it here. As part of all that I had been researching road construction around there, and found an L.A. Times article that talked about the Hollywood Blvd. extension, which of course happened in conjunction with new home developments - late 30's or early 40's, I think.

I drove the Hollywood Blvd. section once, and was amazed that it just went on and on. It's very narrow and twisty, and goes quite a ways through the hills, finally ending at Sunset Plaza Drive (which I think was extended up to Appian Way at about the same time as the Hollywood Blvd. construction).

ethereal_reality Apr 17, 2012 3:21 AM

1920s snapshot of Ostrich Farm in Los Angeles.

http://imageshack.us/a/img72/7527/aa...farmlasnap.jpg

Compare this to a 1,000 monkeys on an island.

3940dxer Apr 17, 2012 3:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5668745)
All these years researching L.A. and I have never heard of this Monkey Island. I mean...it even had that gigantic neon sign!!

I've always been a bit 'ho-hum' about the Ostrich, Pigeon, and Alligators Farms but this Monkey Island is a different story.
It sounds so cool. So a moat keeps them on the island? Can't monkeys swim?

Actually e_r, I don't think anyone has covered the Alligator Farm on this thread, and that was going to be my next topic. I want to review my images before posting but will throw this one out right now -- I mean, how can you not love it?

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Alligator...tor.riding.JPG
http://www.ebay.com

ethereal_reality Apr 17, 2012 3:42 AM

:previous: Love it David! :)




I wasn't aware of this proposal for an incline railway in Griffith Park.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/6370/a...fithpark19.jpg
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/

Looking at the illustration I wondered which summit? With a little research I found there are six named summits in Griffith Park.

Bee Rock (1056')
Mt. Chapel (1614')
Mt. Bell (1582')
Mt. Hollywood (1625')
Glendale Peak (1184')



below: I also came across this rather discouraging photograph of 'Bee Rock'.

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/4856/aa...iffithpark.jpg
http://danshikingblog.blogspot.com/2...-august-5.html

So what's the point of the fence....to discourage suicides?

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3940dxer Apr 17, 2012 4:17 AM

http://hollywoodhistoricphotos.ipowe...sland%20WM.jpg

http://hollywoodhistoricphotos.ipowe...tore/index.php

Monkey Island's sets and features must have been huge -- notice how small the workmen and monkeys appear! On the blogs I've saw different opinions about the location but I think I know where it was. More later...

Moxie Apr 17, 2012 2:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5668960)
Yeah, I noticed that too a few months ago while doing my Laurel Canyon explorations; I think I mentioned something about it here. As part of all that I had been researching road construction around there, and found an L.A. Times article that talked about the Hollywood Blvd. extension, which of course happened in conjunction with new home developments - late 30's or early 40's, I think.

I drove the Hollywood Blvd. section once, and was amazed that it just went on and on. It's very narrow and twisty, and goes quite a ways through the hills, finally ending at Sunset Plaza Drive (which I think was extended up to Appian Way at about the same time as the Hollywood Blvd. construction).

While I was looking for something else entirely, I came across this vid from a real estate agent driving up Hollywood Blvd. into the Hollywood Hills that I thought you all might like to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOk1...feature=relmfu My question for the guy would be what kind of mount he's using for his camera, because I'd love to get one!

:)

FredH Apr 17, 2012 8:32 PM

Don't forget the lion farm:

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5240/38606245.jpg
lileks.com

GaylordWilshire Apr 17, 2012 10:56 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...2520PM.bmp.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s...srgoogbigB.jpg

Temple Israel of Hollywood, 1948 and 2011. Discovering that Hollywood Boulevard extended west of Laurel Canyon reminded me again of the known but quiet part of the street between the Canyon and La Brea. I know we've seen the church nearby that actor Donald Crisp nearly drove his Cadillac into (check it out here), but here's another religious edifice worth a look.



UCLA, Google SV

alanlutz Apr 17, 2012 11:06 PM

Protest against removal of trolley system in L.A.
 
I am practicing searching LAPL and posting photos from the web. Hope to also include better links to my LA trip from a week ago if this works. Thinking about how much effort is being put into adding to the light rail lines now in 2012, citizens at the time realized how much they would regret removing what they had then. Caption at LAPL says, "Folks from San Fernando park a covered wagon outside City Hall as a way to express to the city fathers that this is the sort of transportation they'll need if the Pacific Electric is permitted to abandon its major interurban trolley sytem. Riding the wagon are William A. Trow, J. Win Austin and Lee Warburton. Photo dated: March 17, 1949. "
BTW, I KNOW this photo is backward not only because of the letting but there is no way to line up the Times Building with City Hall from this angle. Anyone know how to get this turned around or tell the LAPL they have it backward?

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067012.jpg

3940dxer Apr 17, 2012 11:18 PM

Aah, that's better. (What would we do without Photoshop?)


http://dkse.net/david/00067012_flipped.jpg

GaylordWilshire Apr 17, 2012 11:42 PM

alanlutz:

If you ever have any corrections on LAPL material, just email them using the link at the bottom of the search interface:

http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/photosearchADV.jsp?

They really do appreciate the help.

GaylordWilshire Apr 18, 2012 12:31 AM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T...2/00027411.jpg

http://www.lausd.net/kids/treasures/lg_mt_vernon.gif

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...2520PM.bmp.jpg


Marion Parker was abducted from Mount Vernon school at 4066 West 17th Street in 1927, around the time of the black & white shot at top. I'm not so naïve as to think that the building
inspired by George Washington's house, later painted white, wouldn't also be covered by graffiti if it were still standing, but who could blame even grown-ups for covering the current
incarnation with it? Apparently tags are a major problem for what is now the Johnnie Cochran Middle School at 4066 Johnny Cochran Vista. One site posits that the exterior of the
school was changed for maintenance reasons, but it looks like a whole new building to me. Anyway, while the new school is uninspiring architecturally (to put it mildly), at least the
entablature of the old school was saved and rests in the front yard.

LAPL x 2; Google SV

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 1:11 AM

There wasn't any information on this photo I found on ebay. It looks like a still from a silent movie but I don't recognize the actor.
Can anyone pinpoint where this was taken?

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/19/daredevilsceneebay.jpg
found on ebay

kanhawk Apr 18, 2012 1:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moxie (Post 5669331)
While I was looking for something else entirely, I came across this vid from a real estate agent driving up Hollywood Blvd. into the Hollywood Hills that I thought you all might like to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOk1...feature=relmfu My question for the guy would be what kind of mount he's using for his camera, because I'd love to get one!

:)

Virtually no traffic on that part of Hollywood Blvd. Nice tour of the million dollar homes.

GaylordWilshire Apr 18, 2012 1:21 AM

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/6...estationla.jpgLAPL

Well, e_r, I know that that's the old Central Division police station to the left...

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 1:21 AM

I couldn't remember the Marion Parker case so I googled her name. Oh boy, I'm surprised I didn't remember this murder because it was exceptionally brutal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Parker

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ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 1:31 AM

Thanks for the info G_W, I didn't recognize the old jail.


The two buildings with 'cupolas' are especially intriguing. They don't look like they belong downtown.
They remind me of a mill or grain elevator.

http://imageshack.us/a/img850/5273/daredevils1a.jpg

GaylordWilshire Apr 18, 2012 1:35 AM

This is one of the best summaries of the Parker case: http://www.cemeteryguide.com/gotw-parker.html.


And I remember that when we talked about the Parker story before, there was a bit of an Ayn Rand connection: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1836.

GaylordWilshire Apr 18, 2012 1:52 AM

Speaking of police stations...
 
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7...policedoor.jpg

Here's a great noirish shot of the doorway of University Division, once at at 809 West Jefferson. The LAPL's caption: "At 12:01 a.m. today, Lt. Ronald Williamson locks up old University Division Police Station.... The Police Department transferred the division operations to a new station located at Denker and Santa Barbara Avenues. Photo dated: February 15, 1962." Here's a 1936 view of the station:

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2...policefull.jpg


The 1962 replacement described in the LAPL caption above:
http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/92/newunivpolice.jpg

Perhaps not quite as disappointing a replacement as that of Mount Vernon school, but the Denny's now on the site of the old station does add insult to injury....

Pics: LAPL x 2; Google SV

jhny12 Apr 18, 2012 3:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moxie (Post 5669331)
While I was looking for something else entirely, I came across this vid from a real estate agent driving up Hollywood Blvd. into the Hollywood Hills that I thought you all might like to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOk1...feature=relmfu My question for the guy would be what kind of mount he's using for his camera, because I'd love to get one!

:)

My guess would be one of the GoPro cameras www.gopro.com

Moxie Apr 18, 2012 3:11 AM

:previous:

Thanks for the link. Perhaps I'll have to ask Santa for one. ;)

alanlutz Apr 18, 2012 3:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5670019)
Aah, that's better. (What would we do without Photoshop?)


http://dkse.net/david/00067012_flipped.jpg

Thanks, David. That is much better. I'll get used to your tricks and try Photoshop or GIMP myself next time. Also Bruce, I did notify LAPD but forgot to include the url in the message. Guess it would be more helpful to them if I do.
And now this brings me to the next point. They may well be parked outside the west side of City Hall facing north now, away from the Times building, BUT that is NOT City Hall in the photo on the right as I originally thought. After all, I was searching on the Keyword "City Hall" Due to its position, it has to be the old State Building on the west side of Spring Street. Hadn't seen that many pix of the outside of State Building so Found this at LAPL, looking North also, but taken from where the new PAB now is (police admin bldg).

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics17/00018171.jpg LAPL

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 3:36 AM

You're absolutely correct Alan.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5379800)
Dedication of the State Building, circa 1932.

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5...d2hugeebay.jpg
ebay

above: This building was a lot larger than I had remembered. Notice the people along the roof line.


below: The foundation is still visible.
If I remember correctly sopas_ej posted close-up photos of the foundation earlier in the thread.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/618...oundationc.jpg
google street view


ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 3:42 AM

Here's a photograph of the State Building that I haven't seen before. This view is from Main & 1st Street in 1937.
The building with the crenellated tower is the old Los Angeles Times building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img607/5310/aaastateb.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed.../06/index.html

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alanlutz Apr 18, 2012 4:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5670348)
You're absolutely correct Alan.

I also got a photo of the foundation from the top of City Hall on my April 9 excursion and photo shoot.
http://goo.gl/ZOyzG

alanlutz Apr 18, 2012 4:11 AM

Looks like from this shot, the reason the foundation is still there is that they are still actively using the parking garage under it. Note the two cars going going down in curved driveway in this shot.

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 4:12 AM

:previous: Nice shot Alan.
I didn't realize there was a parking garage beneath the State Building....but it certainly looks that way from your photograph.
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originally posted by Gaylord_Wilshire
http://imageshack.us/a/img12/769/aaa...gnhdq809wj.jpg

I noticed just to the right of the old police station a sign that says 'White Log' something.




The only 'White Log' something I know of is the White Log Coffee Shop located at 1061 South Hill Street. This image is dated 1939.

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/2433/aaawhitelog1939a.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1334721822148


Notice the font is the same in G_W's photo and the 1939 photo (small sign above Griddle Cakes), but the old police station was located quite some distance from the coffee shop on South Hill (and I believe the arrow in G_W's photo is pointing in the wrong direction).

My question is....was there more than one White Log Coffee Shop?

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Happy side note.

Against all odds the little White Log cabin built in 1932 still stands at 1061 S. Hill Street and is doing business as El Comedor Mexican Grill.

http://imageshack.us/a/img163/482/aaawhitelogflickr.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kansas_...an/5500795432/

Pretty amazing huh. :)

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alanlutz Apr 18, 2012 4:15 AM

PAB south of City Hall
 
Bruce, I sure am getting the hang if it now. Thanks. Here is a view of the next shot in the sequence I took south of City Hall with the New Police Admin Bldg AND the newly replanted grass in the south lawn after the last lawn was destroyed by the Occupy LA (400+ tents) last October.
http://goo.gl/hTifG
Photo by me 4/9/12

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 4:44 AM

I cropped the White Log Coffee Shop photograph in my previous post. Here is the complete photo from 1939.


http://imageshack.us/a/img600/4080/a...ogcomplete.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1334724496666

GaylordWilshire Apr 18, 2012 12:25 PM

:previous:
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7403/27865129.jpgLAPL
Photo dated 1981. I remember this incarnation. Or was it once called Dave's in the late '70s? I think I have an old
photo of it somewhere...will try to dig it out.

There were a number of White Log Taverns in L.A. in the '30s--not sure how long the chain lasted.

From the 1936 LACD under "WHITE":
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/4605/1936wlog.jpg

1939:
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6043/1938wloga.jpg

I looked to see if perhaps any of the other locations might have somehow survived (I mean, if one is still downtown...), but didn't see any...

Interestingly, the White Log chain was statewide... a snippet from http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/:

"In 1930... Kenneth [Bemis] started a new restaurant chain in California called 'The White Log Taverns,' and just before opening his seventh restaurant in Berkeley, California.... As the chain developed to seventy-two units, within the next seven years, from the West Coast to Washington, D.C.,...."


And then there's this in Gebhard & Winter:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4...rdwhitelog.jpgGoogle Books

and these color shots:

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/9152/colortonys.jpgyou-are-here.com
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6521/tonysback.jpgSo Cal Metro

FredH Apr 18, 2012 4:35 PM

Los Angeles 1902
 
The L.A. Times ran this photo today:

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4...laphoto970.jpg
Los Angeles Times

The story is here:

http://framework.latimes.com/2012/04...geles-in-1902/

esotouric Apr 18, 2012 4:50 PM

From the George Mann Archives: Cruising the Coast Highway
 
Just posted on the On Bunker Hill time travel blog, the first in a series of circa 1954 vintage L.A. restaurant photos from the archives of 3-D photographer George Mann. This time, it's a virtual trip out to Malibu to view the famous seal-themed neon at Las Flores Cafe and some lost taverns, then back home via the Googie Penguin coffee shop as you've never seen it before. Plus some of the wild, hand-drawn signs which sat above the 3-D viewing machines in local restaurant lobbies. Hope you'll swing by and have a look.

GaylordWilshire Apr 18, 2012 6:23 PM

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4947/emswg.jpgLAPL


The Ems is not new to us here, of course.... while I can't find the post (the "search" feature here objects to too-short words), it seems to me we were once speculating as to the origins of the name "Ems," ruling out "Emergency Medical Services." Anyway, as I am rereading my favorite book on Paris--Seven Ages of Paris, for me, the definitive book on that city in the way that Reyner Banham's Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies is for L.A.--something caught my eye. During a chapter discussing the buildup of Franco-Prussian tensions ca. 1870, the name of the German spa town Bad Ems is mentioned... hmmm. Could this be the origin of the name of Bunker Hill's Ems?

MOliscous Apr 18, 2012 8:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5670167)
There wasn't any information on this photo I found on ebay. It looks like a still from a silent movie but I don't recognize the actor.
Can anyone pinpoint where this was taken?

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/19/daredevilsceneebay.jpg
found on ebay

What I believe you are looking at is the SE corner of 1st Street and Hill. Under his butt is the intersection. This lot is currently empty and is waiting for the next Federal Courts building. The building (looks like a set of 3) just to the right of the end of the flag pole is where I am typing this from. The actor is hanging from whatever building used to be where the Stanley Mosk Courthouse currently stands.

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 8:26 PM

:previous: Very interesting Moliscous. So what is the name of the building you work in?

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 8:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5670570)

And then there's this in Gebhard & Winter:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4...rdwhitelog.jpgGoogle Books

Well, I too wasn't far off the mark G_W. I thought there was just one when in fact there were sixty two!! lol ;)

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 8:35 PM

Here is my post from way back in 2009 that mentions The Ems.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4549872)
...and speaking of Bunker Hill. :)


Below: Clay Street.


http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2...illclaystr.jpg
Cal State Archive




Below: The Vendome Hotel.
I'm not sure of the street address for this one. Notice the archaic telephone booth.

Also why are there windows in what looks like a retaining wall?
They're to the right of The Vendome in the photo.


http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2...illvendome.jpg
Cal State Archive





Below: The EMS. -no address-
Hmmm...intriguing...why The EMS and not.....say.... The ELMS?
Anyone know what EMS stand for?



http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9...illtheemsi.jpg
Cal State Archive

G_W, your German spa town Bad Ems is a good idea. Do we know who the architect was...perhaps he was German?

MOliscous Apr 18, 2012 8:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5671148)
:previous: Very interesting Moliscous. So what is the name of the building you work in?

"Los Angeles Law Center" 205 S. Broadway.

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2012 8:48 PM

ok, I was just curious. thx

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Three snapshots from the 1910s or 1920s of the Hollywood Hills (ebay)

http://imageshack.us/a/img840/2996/a...ollywoodhi.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/503/aa...napsh2ebay.jpg

Is the middle shot of the MulHolland Dam? Is the last photo of the Lookout Mountain area?

GaylordWilshire Apr 18, 2012 9:29 PM

Emswiler...
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5671159)
Here is my post from way back in 2009 that mentions The Ems.



G_W, your German spa town Bad Ems is a good idea. Do we know who the architect was...perhaps he was German?


Well, I don't know why we've never run across this before, but forget "Bad Ems" (although I suppose the owner's origins could have been in that German town). I just found this:

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3153/emscaption.jpg

It's a caption from Arcadia Publishing's Historic Hotels Of Los Angeles and Hollywood, in its Images of America series....

Illithid Dude Apr 18, 2012 11:24 PM

I have some requests concerning a few buildings.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/7...2cfab7d0_b.jpg

This building is on San Vicente and 26th Street, on the boarder Santa Monica and Brentwood.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5196/7...2f055d24_b.jpg

This building is on Montana and 26th Street on the Boarder of Santa Monica and Brentwood.

I was wondering if anyone could get historic photos of these two buildings. I live in this area, and have always wondered about the history behind these two buildings. Also, if anyone could get pictures of 24th Street between San Vicente and Montana, I would be very appreciative. I live in that area of that street, and have always wondered what it looked like so long ago. Thanks!


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