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westcork May 7, 2013 8:32 PM

I found another survivor

Garfield Theater at Valley Blvd and Garfield
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/7964/garfieldy.jpg
GSV

Exterior view of the Garfield Theater. Alhambra Theater in the Valley Grand Building.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014406.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality May 7, 2013 8:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6118863)

I haven't seen that first photograph. It's really great Chuckaluck.

I covered the Cummings Block back when I came across this somewhat garish untitled slide on ebay.

http://imageshack.us/a/img198/1125/aabcummings1.jpg





http://imageshack.us/a/img854/6927/a...ings1c1942.jpg





late 1940s/early 1950s
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/1598/aabcummings1a.jpg
ucla.edu/





http://imageshack.us/a/img23/1320/aa...truncatedt.jpg






http://imageshack.us/a/img35/9256/aabcummings1f1997.jpg



As Chuckaluck's recent post shows, the building has had an extensive restoration and is looking fine. :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img59/5290/aabcummings1g.jpg



Here's the link to my earlier post with some additional gsv views. (showing the restored Mariachi bandstand across the street)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9671
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ethereal_reality May 7, 2013 8:59 PM

One last truly amazing photograph of the Cummings Block/Boyle Hotel in 1889.


http://imageshack.us/a/img22/2363/aa...ehotelhuge.jpg
boyleheightsbeat.com

Chuckaluck May 7, 2013 9:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6119242)

Earlier post with some additional gsv views. (showing the restored Mariachi bandstand across the street)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9671
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Thanks for the reminder. I rediscovered your post shortly after hitting "enter." :previous: I am reasonably certain there is another image depicting an accident in front of the building.



1998-99 "The depths of dour."
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092230.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092230.jpg

ethereal_reality May 7, 2013 9:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6119174)

I missed it too T2...and we've discussed this tree numerous times on the thread. I figured it was unceremoniously planted
with many other trees back in 1914. I had no idea it was given a prominent place and plaque. -very cool find T2. bravo!
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Chuckaluck May 7, 2013 9:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by westcork (Post 6119219)
another survivor

Exterior view of the Garfield Theater. Alhambra Theater in the Valley Grand Building.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014406.jpg
LAPL

:)more here > http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=194

Chuckaluck May 7, 2013 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5288066)
Another cabinet card on eBay.

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...otel1888-1.jpg
photoantique on eBay


Shows the Hollenbeck Hotel with Coulter's occupying the retail space on the ground floor. Can be dated pretty precisely as 1888, because the Bryson-Bonebrake block at right is in the earliest stages of its construction.

-Scott


Circa 1890 - Spring Street. (What is useful limit for cross-arms on overhead utility poles? Subliminal religious symbolism? Could this have led to botanical symmetry - at bottom? :no:)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...933BYLUPB9.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...933BYLUPB9.jpg

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014305.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014305.jpg


Circa 1898 - Spring und Second Streets
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014299.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014299.jpg



Circa 1900 - The Hollenbeck. (Salt Lake Station?)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014300.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014300.jpg



http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067361.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067361.jpg

Circa 1890 - Spring Street 2X vision
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...FBMSCM6BX6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...FBMSCM6BX6.jpg

Circa 1920 - Spring Street (looking south from 2nd Street) More of Hollenbeck Hotel and Tovanger2 pentaglobe lamps.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014310.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014310.jpg



http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059130.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059130.jpg

Chuckaluck May 7, 2013 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6119270)
I missed it too T2...and we've discussed this tree numerous times on the thread. I figured it was unceremoniously planted
with many other trees back in 1914. I had no idea it was given a prominent place and plaque. -very cool find T2. bravo!
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Don't overlook the lovely Palms surrounding Hollenbeck Park. :tumbleweed:

Circa '35
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066061.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066061.jpg

June 22, 1939 - Hollenbeck Park Palms
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics02/00010651.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics02/00010651.jpg

tovangar2 May 7, 2013 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6119270)
I missed it too T2...and we've discussed this tree numerous times on the thread.
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It never occurred to me that the tree ever made it off Central Ave. I thought it was trashed with the Arcade Depot to make way for Central Station. I also didn't know where it was from, although it was described as "a San Pedro palm" in one account, I couldn't make any sense of that.

LOL, you should have seen me frantically searching Google Maps around the Coliseum trying to find it. The placement is so grand, the tree's been rendered almost invisible, so different from it's former placement. I should have known about it since I was 10 at least. One more reminder that LA owns me, not the other way around.

Maybe some of the other San Pedro Street palms exist unnoticed somewhere. Washingtonia filiferas don't get so tall that their age is readily apparent. I'd like to know who transplanted them to LA. Who was living on San Pedro Street back in 1858? When I have another minute I'll look for some early pix of the tree at Exposition Park. I can't quite visualize it's surroundings then.

That was a very nice thing MR said about the thread and very true. Thank you both.



P.S.

This has apparently recently come up on Curbed LA: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/0..._palm_tree.php

Is this photo on San Pedro Street before the tree was moved to Central Ave?
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_...64004%2BPM.jpg
lapl via curbed.la

ethereal_reality May 7, 2013 11:38 PM

brewery mystery:

Men cleaning bourbon or whiskey vats.

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/9193/aabbreweryvats.jpg
ebay





detail -M. Dunsmoor Photos. lower left side
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/8245/aa...vats1bcopy.jpg






detail -601 Halley (or Hailey) St., Los Angeles Cal. lower right side
http://imageshack.us/a/img16/20/aabbreweryvats1.jpg

I've never heard of a Halley or Hailey Street. Does anyone know about whiskey breweries in Los Angeles?
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ethereal_reality May 7, 2013 11:54 PM

This looks like a template for the opening sequence in Blade Runner.

-noirish view of Signal Hill.
http://imageshack.us/a/img195/774/aa...rsignalhil.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Night-Ph...item1e7a5a221f

I wonder what an oil field smells like at night? m u r d e r perhaps
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CityBoyDoug May 7, 2013 11:55 PM

Boyle Hotel today - 2013
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6119244)
One last truly amazing photograph of the Cummings Block/Boyle Hotel in 1888.


http://imageshack.us/a/img22/2363/aa...ehotelhuge.jpg
boyleheightsbeat.com

2013 - Boyle Hotel Building - a work in progress.

Etherial Reality, Bruce has inspired me to check out this interesting building. Evidently at one point most of the roof was missing and has now been repaired.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps309b13ea.jpg
Google SV - 2013 view

ethereal_reality May 8, 2013 12:16 AM

:previous: Nice CBD.



Several of you mentioned your parents spending time (& honeymooning) in Long Beach back in the 1940s and 50s.
I wonder if they ever spent time at the Long Beach Skating Palace?

circa 1948
http://imageshack.us/a/img689/5299/a...katingsnap.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Long...item232aa17050





http://imageshack.us/a/img560/5299/a...katingsnap.jpg

Sorry, I don't have the street address.
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WS1911 May 8, 2013 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6119244)
One last truly amazing photograph of the Cummings Block/Boyle Hotel in 1888.

http://imageshack.us/a/img22/2363/aa...ehotelhuge.jpg
boyleheightsbeat.com


Thanks to Chuckaluck and ER for your great posts on the Boyle Hotel, one of my favorite buildings. Here is a triptych of the hotel from the front:

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/429/cummingsentrancex3.jpg


A view of the front from October, 2012. I was there a month or so ago and I don't think the ground floor has been leased out.

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/829/cu...trance2012.jpg
personal images
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CityBoyDoug May 8, 2013 12:55 AM

Long Beach Skating Rink
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6119476)
:previous: Nice CBD.



Several of you mentioned your parents spending time (& Honeymooning) in Long Beach back in the 1940s and 50s.
I wonder if they ever spent time at the Long Beach Skating Palace?

circa 1948
http://imageshack.us/a/img689/5299/a...katingsnap.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Long...item232aa17050





http://imageshack.us/a/img560/5299/a...katingsnap.jpg

Sorry, I don't have the street address.
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I used to live about three blocks from this building.

This skating rink, 278 Alamitos Avenue, is linked to a very tragic and noir story. It involves Randy Kraft, serial murderer, known as the Freeway Killer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Steven_Kraft

Two killers were apparently involved in the December 1974 murder of John Leras, a 17-year-old high school student. The youngest victims, Leras had vanished en route to a Long Beach skating rink, anxious to try out the roller skates he had received for Christmas. Locals told me that Kraft had picked up Leras while he was hitching a ride in front of this skating rink. Hitching rides in California and elsewhere is currently a thing of the past.

Some strollers found John floating in the surf off Sunset Beach, with a wooden surveyor's stake hammered into his rectum. Leras had been strangled while bound, and had alcohol in his system. Two sets of footprints marked the sand where he was carried from a parking lot to the water.

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/s.../kraft/10.html

Flyingwedge May 8, 2013 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6119342)

Salt Lake Station, 1st Street and LA River, 1924:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps72effc59.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics30/00034629.jpg

I'm assuming this is a station of the Los Angeles, San Pedro, and Salt Lake Railroad, which eventually became part of the Union Pacific.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ang..._Lake_Railroad

JScott May 8, 2013 3:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6119451)
brewery mystery:
detail -601 Halley (or Hailey) St., Los Angeles Cal. lower right side
http://imageshack.us/a/img16/20/aabbreweryvats1.jpg

I've never heard of a Halley or Hailey Street. Does anyone know about whiskey breweries in Los Angeles?
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I see "Bailey St.", myself.

Illithid Dude May 8, 2013 5:56 AM

Goddamn, that building really puts the cum in Cummings Block. What a fantastic renovation.

MichaelRyerson May 8, 2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JScott (Post 6119644)
I see "Bailey St.", myself.

Well, I could go either way ('H' or 'B') but, of course 'Hailey' leads us nowhere. Bailey puts us in Boyle Heights about two blocks southeast of Prospect Park at the corner of Bailey and Bridge Street which would fit with early brewing, I guess. Although, on the 1910 Baist it looks residential.

ethereal_reality May 8, 2013 2:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WS1911 (Post 6119499)
A view of the front from October, 2012. I was there a month or so ago and I don't think the ground floor has been leased out.

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/829/cu...trance2012.jpg
personal images
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What an amazing transformation! Excellent photographs WS1911. -thanks for sharing them.
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