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rbpjr Sep 14, 2011 9:47 PM

Thanks for the reply info...just hit that option...we'll see what happens.

unihikid Sep 14, 2011 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 5411022)
The pictures of Bullock's Pasadena store are fantastic! Where did you find them? I'm a member of a Flickr group on specialty and department stores and I'd love to see you post them there.

The Bullocks stuff is awsome,ive been trying to get a hold of someone connected with the Candy family for a few months.My grandmother was a maid/travel companion for The Candy's ,Mr.Candy was the president of Bullocks,and when he passed away in the mid 70s,granny and Mrs Candy became best friends,they traveled all over the world and when Mrs Candy died granny got most of her belongings.Long story short,im in the process of cleaning out grannys garage and you would not belive how much Bullocks stuff we have,at lease 100 dresses(both bullocks and i-magine),awards presented to Mr Candy,Bullocks envelopes,family photos of Winnet and Candy,and the best thing i found was the luggage,Louis Vuttion Luggage from the Candy's to Granny with a note that says "Seasons Greetings Quinny,Lets Have A Ball In China!" and of course the tags inside tell you where they bought the luggage...Bullocks Wilshire,Ill try and post some pics when i get a chance.

sopas ej Sep 15, 2011 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5410531)
I noticed you positioned yourself atop a building to achieve one of the before/after photos. Did you sneak up there??....was it exciting? :)

Hehe, I actually went to the very top level of a parking structure to take that photo. If only the parking structure were a block north, I could've more closely gotten the perspective of the older photo. I literally sat myself up on the upper parapet of the parking structure, really close to the edge; I'm usually not afraid of heights but I was actually kind of nervous doing it.

Excellent photos, ethereal, of the Bullock's Pasadena interior! As you can see from them, the place is very compartmentalized, not like a modern department store which would have a more open sales floor. Again, Bullock's Pasadena is not a convenient store to get around, but it definitely has charm and character. If I'm allowed to, maybe I'll take some pictures of the interior some time-- even if I'm not allowed to, maybe I'll sneak some photos. Maybe. ;)

MikeD Sep 15, 2011 12:05 AM

Thanks for that info! on Hattie McDaniel's

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 15, 2011 1:11 AM

Found this photo of a beautiful apartment building that was at 1133 S. Figueroa (now the back of the Staples Center).

The photo is dated 1889 and it amazes me that it is so sharp and clear! I recall seeing similar photos of smaller apartment houses, on this same block of Figueroa, earlier in the thread. As I remember, ethereal_reality posted those.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4...gueroa1889.jpg
USC Digital Images

Albany NY Sep 15, 2011 1:33 AM

That's one hungry building!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5411536)
Found this photo of a beautiful apartment building that was at 1133 S. Figueroa (now the back of the Staples Center).

The photo is dated 1889 and it amazes me that it is so sharp and clear! I recall seeing similar photos of smaller apartment houses, on this same block of Figueroa, earlier in the thread. As I remember, ethereal_reality posted those.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4...gueroa1889.jpg
USC Digital Images

Wow, what a cool building! Looks almost like a cute little house being swallowed by a bigger building. It makes you wonder what the architect's inspiration was. Just a note, though....there seem to be a lot of power lines in front of the building for 1889. Could it have been later?

SeanR Sep 15, 2011 7:21 AM

History Pin
 
Have I missed discussion about http://www.historypin.com/? It's a new site where you can link photos to points on a Google map. I think it's going to change the way this thread does business.

GaylordWilshire Sep 15, 2011 12:05 PM

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z...4%252520AM.jpg
I love this house--NW corner 23rd & Park Grove--complete with shotgun. Also nice that the owner is keeping a new roof on it.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w...2520AM.bmp.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...2520AM.bmp.jpg

gsjansen Sep 15, 2011 12:51 PM

and the LAPL hits keep on coming. some great images that center around the st. angelo which was at 237 n. grand just south of temple street

the rarely if ever seen southwest corner of temple and grand. you can see the st. angelo poking out at the left, (which is the reason why this corner rarely if ever was photographed, they would use up their film on the st. angelo)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091480.jpg
Source: LAPL

and right next to it at the south east corner of bunker hill and temple was the jewish welfare organization office. st. angelo poking it's head over top

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091481.jpg
Source: LAPL

cool shot of the st. angelo looking southwest from temple

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091478.jpg
Source: LAPL

and here's a building that i know was never photographed. this is 240 n. bunker hill avenue. the building backside that you see behind it is.............the never photographed rear side of the st. angelo! holy mackerel!

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091479.jpg
Source: LAPL


ok....ok....breathe...........breathe..........breathe.........

Engineeral Sep 15, 2011 7:33 PM

[QUOTE=GaylordWilshire;5411921]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z...4%252520AM.jpg
I love this house--NW corner 23rd & Park Grove--complete with shotgun. Also nice that the owner is keeping a new roof on it.

In the architectural sense, what is a "shotgun" please?

GaylordWilshire Sep 15, 2011 7:40 PM

:previous:

I was referring to the old-style street sign in the picture, which is often referred to as the shotgun-- a shotgun house is something else, of course. We've discussed the evolution of LA street signs here before--also the Militant Angeleno did some posts a while back with a very good history of them. Searching for "shotgun" on either site should bring up the posts.

gsjansen Sep 16, 2011 2:02 PM

some then and now's utilizing some of the latest lapl north bunker hill assessor's office photographs

view looking at the north west corner intersection of grand avenue and 1st street 1955 and now

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/...6935732c_b.jpg


view looking at the south west corner intersection of hope and 1st 1955 and now

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6083/...468a0d32_b.jpg


view looking at the south west corner intersection of grand and temple 1955 and now

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/...d5dca247_b.jpg


view looking north west towards the intersection of hope street and 1st street 1955 and now

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/...ae8e3e7b_b.jpg


view looking at the south east corner intersection of hope street and court street 1955 and now

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6194/...893cde96_b.jpg

malumot Sep 16, 2011 3:03 PM

TY GS--

Who would have thought that something so prosaic as 60 year old Assessor's photos would bring so much joy to so many!:tup:

(I still maintain I like the old-school look of buildings that rise straight up from the sidewalk's edge.

You want trees go to the park. LOL)


Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5411955)
and the LAPL hits keep on coming. some great images that center around the st. angelo which was at 237 n. grand just south of temple street

the rarely if ever seen southwest corner of temple and grand. you can see the st. angelo poking out at the left, (which is the reason why this corner rarely if ever was photographed, they would use up their film on the st. angelo)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091480.jpg
Source: LAPL

ok....ok....breathe...........breathe..........breathe.........


gsjansen Sep 16, 2011 8:13 PM

well......going in, we knew that certainly not all of these north bunker hill images were going to be a joy to view

419/421 2nd street being demolished......................sigh

the argyle is visible to the left at the corner of olive and 2nd. (note the discolored square on the right, east side of the building)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091518.jpg
Source: LAPL

back in better times just a few years before.......(note the golden gloves and brew 102 billboards)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/...de33091a_o.gif
Source: onbunkerhill.org via cushman collection

sigh. obviously the argyle is not long for the world when this was taken

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091516.jpg
Source: LAPL


this one however, i love! it's across 2nd on the south side of the street. it's 508 2nd street. this has got to be the only photograph in the world that was taken oh so close to 512 2nd street, (it's actually poking into the frame on the right side of the photo), yet focuses on the building next door! as nathan had commented on the george mann photographs at on bunker hill, everyone photographs 512!...no one however photographed 508 so prominently....(at least that i know of) .

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091523.jpg
Source: LAPL


and another gem.......the Firmanal Apartments at 238 s. olive. the blackstone apartments are on the right. you can see a bit of the lovejoy apartments off in the distance to the left. this photograph was taken from in front of the astoria................(nobody ever shot the west side of olive between 2nd and third....what with the astoria, hillcrest and angels flight all on the east side of the street!)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091522.jpg
Source: LAPL

another rarely seen view on the east side of olive between 2nd and 3rd, the may apartments at 209 s. olive....(actually, until these new images showed up on LAPL. one rarely had to use the street direction of "n" and "s" when posting about bunker hill......everything was pretty much "S").......the mission apartments which were at the corner of 2nd and olive is visible at the right. the frontenac apartments, located at 212-218 S. grand avenue is visible on the left.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091526.jpg
Source: LAPL

whew! i'm exhausted

ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2011 9:03 PM

:previous: Great before & afters gsjansen....also love that last photo of the May Hotel.



below: Unidentified building at 4032 something.

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1...iedbuildin.jpg
LAPL

Does anyone recognize this building?


_________

ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2011 9:51 PM

General Cleaners and DeLuxe Super Market at 8360 Beverly Boulevard.


http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4...ermarketon.jpg
LAPL




below: General Cleaners and Deluxe Super Market building today.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8...ermarketto.jpg
google street views

gsjansen Sep 17, 2011 1:17 AM

the Seymour Apartments, located at 502 W. First Street. this is the south west corner of 1st and olive

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091519.jpg
Source: LAPL


and what does this corner look like today.............................

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/...90978360_b.jpg

Los Angeles Past Sep 17, 2011 1:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5409024)
Haggarty's and Blum's in 1965:
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics23/00061156.jpg
LAPL

Where that Barker Bros. is, was for years a Tower Records on the upper level, and a Good Guys on the lower level. It's now a Walgreens on the lower level and a Sit N' Sleep on the upper level. So yeah, South Lake Avenue isn't the tony shopping district it once was.


Wow, somehow I missed this photo before! I remember Barker Brothers now, too, though not by name until this very moment. One of my earliest memories is seeing a very elegantly-dressed young lady trip and fall flat on her face while exiting the back entrance of Barker Brothers – the red-carpeted, canopied entrance which led to the parking lot behind the store. Three- or four-year-old Me had never seen anyone hurt like that before.

And again, Blum's! I still remember peeling the wax paper off my slice of Chantilly cake and digging in to its cool, chocolately goodness! That cake yet remains one of the most sumptuous things I've ever tasted.

-Scott

ethereal_reality Sep 17, 2011 4:55 PM

:previous: The grand staircase in Haggarty's Pasadena (shown in the photo above).

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8295/spasadena.jpg
davethewave

ethereal_reality Sep 17, 2011 5:15 PM

Two more photos of Bullock's Pasadena that I failed to include in my earlier post from a few days ago.

below: The entrance to ladies shoes.

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4...enadeuxent.jpg
davethewave




below: The front entrance to Bullock's Pasadena.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1...adenadeux1.jpg
davethewave


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