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BifRayRock May 4, 2013 3:59 PM




Santa Monica High School

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Santa Monica, California. Founded in 1884, it is one of the oldest high schools in the state. It changed location several times in its early years before settling into its present campus at 601 Pico Boulevard
(Wondering about the other locations.)

Text suggests these photos may be from 1917 - or possibly earlier. Whatever the dates, the structures strike me as having been built with pride.

Is "V" for "Vikings?"
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...S4EHYMH4BK.jpg http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...S4EHYMH4BK.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...BVL2T3KE8U.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...BVL2T3KE8U.jpg



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...485TDH42D1.jpg http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...485TDH42D1.jpg



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9KQHKANGSN.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9KQHKANGSN.jpg



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XGN7QL43L6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XGN7QL43L6.jpg

The Robert Elliott Memorial Gate. (Who was "RE" and why was he to be remembered?) (Object on ground on bottom left?)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G3EVEXQ57K.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G3EVEXQ57K.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9S13JR45D8.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9S13JR45D8.jpg


Santa Monica High Library - undated
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028785.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028785.jpg


1937 - Viking Fountain
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics36/00067790.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics36/00067790.jpg



1940 - If only my High School had nearby distraction like this! (Ansel Adams)
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/l...085682-jpg.jpghttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/l...085682-jpg.jpg



1958 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. SM High School at upper left of image.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099181.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099181.jpg


http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099183.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099183.jpg



1967 - The clean-cut "Silent Majority"?
Quote:

Service to humanity is a form of love--and it's in full bloom this summer among youth's non-hippie set.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics50/00044787.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics50/00044787.jpg


BifRayRock May 4, 2013 4:03 PM



More of pastoral and idyllic Santa Monica's early days. (Some of which are reposts)



1890 - Ocean Avenue. (Any remnants still extant?)
http://waterandpower.org/Historical_...esidential.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/Historical_...esidential.jpg


Opening of the Los Angeles Pacific Electric Railway from Los Angeles to Santa Monica, April 1, 1896

http://waterandpower.org/Historical_...y/SM_LA_RR.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/Historical_...y/SM_LA_RR.jpg


Circa 1902 - "Our Boss is Our Friend" 5th Annual Department store employees outing - in front of Pacific Restaurant in Santa Monica.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028767.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028767.jpg


Unknown date. Security-First National Bank Ocean Park branch office built in 1902.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics22/00030606.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics22/00030606.jpg


BifRayRock May 4, 2013 4:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6115464)
:tup:On the northeast corner of Hauser and Pico, is the "Horgan Building."

Pico and Hauser, Contemporary:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7...a79ccec2_z.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7...a79ccec2_z.jpg




Just a short distance away :previous: ?

Does the 'ol Stutz still have that finicky starter? Head on over to "Clyde Dubbs, Automotive Electrician."

'26 Directory lists him 2716 Venice Blvd.http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...bs&submit=Find

Circa 1926
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MKSRDMG8YB.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MKSRDMG8YB.jpg

Auto repair shops remain in the general vicinity. Unclear whether Dubb's original edifice still exists. Dubbs may have left the trade with the implementation of mandatory Smog checks?:no:


ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 5:41 PM

Welcome to noirish Los Angeles Greg H! Thanks for sharing the photograph from Max Yavno's book.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg H (Post 6115440)
One of I'm not sure which tunnel:
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...e-mailview.jpg
The Los Angeles Book - Max Yavno

This is the west portal of the 3rd Street tunnel.
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MichaelRyerson May 4, 2013 6:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg H (Post 6115440)
I've been lurking for quite a while here and really enjoy all the informed discussion and photos of LA. I'm a San Gabriel Valley guy who was always transfixed by LA when my folks used to take me downtown once or twice a year. It made quite an impression on a 5 year old kid from the suburbs, a whole different world. Since I'm long gone from the area I'm afraid I'm more of a learner than a teacher but I do have a few scans from "The Los Angeles Book", a 1950 publication from photographer Max Yavno & author Lee Shippey.

Here's a couple views of City Hall we haven't seen yet:
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/...e-mailview.jpg
The Los Angeles Book - Max Yavno

Welcome to the thread Greg H and thanks for the images. This first one is my favorite. Judging from the angle of the shot I'm guessing maybe late '30's to late '40's and taken from somewhere west of Hill Place slightly north of Sunset. great shot.

CityBoyDoug May 4, 2013 6:33 PM

Mystery man lurking near high school...
 
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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6115877)
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Santa Monica High School

(Wondering about the other locations.)

Text suggests these photos may be from 1917 - or possibly earlier. Whatever the dates, the structures strike me as having been built with pride.

Is "V" for "Vikings?"
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...S4EHYMH4BK.jpg http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...S4EHYMH4BK.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...BVL2T3KE8U.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...BVL2T3KE8U.jpg

Come on guys. Who was this mystery man hiding his face from the camera? Is he a friend of the photographer who agreed to pose for the photographs? This was really hokey, even for 1917.

ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 6:52 PM

mystery.

labeled: Los Angeles, power flumes 1914.

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/9900/a...powerflume.jpg
ebay

What is a power flume? I've never heard that terminology before-
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ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 7:23 PM

Mission Hotel on Cahuenga just south of Hollywood Blvd.

http://imageshack.us/a/img694/5062/a...rkcahuenga.jpg
http://www.hollywoodphotographs.com/

It looks like there might be a victorian home attached (you get a glimpse on the right hand side).

The address in the 1936 directory at lapl places the Mission Hotel at 1747 Cahuenga Blvd. which puts it north of Hollywood Blvd.
I was hoping this little place still stands, but was unable to locate it.
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CityBoyDoug May 4, 2013 7:26 PM

An elevated channel for water.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6116053)
mystery.

labeled: Los Angeles, power flumes 1914.

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/9900/a...powerflume.jpg
ebay

What is a power flume? I've never heard that terminology before-
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A flume is man-made channel for water, in the form of an open inclined gravity chute whose walls are raised above the surrounding terrain, in contrast to a trench or ditch. Flumes lead water from a diversion dam or weir to their desired location.

Many flumes took the form of wooden troughs elevated on trestles, often following the natural contours of the land. Originating as a part of a mill race, they were later used in the transportation of logs in the logging industry. They were also extensively used in hydraulic mining and working placer deposits for gold, tin and other heavy minerals.


CityBoyDoug May 4, 2013 7:42 PM

Same light pole?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6116093)
Mission Hotel on Cahuenga just south of Hollywood Blvd.

http://imageshack.us/a/img694/5062/a...rkcahuenga.jpg
http://www.hollywoodphotographs.com/

It looks like there might be a victorian home attached (you get a glimpse on the right hand side).

The address in the 1936 directory at lapl places the Mission Hotel at 1747 Cahuenga Blvd. which puts it north of Hollywood Blvd.
I was hoping this little place still stands, but was unable to locate it.
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps54ecbb69.jpg

ER....The light pole seems to be still in place on North Cahuenga at that address [although the pole has a modern light attached]. The the old Victorian house is gone and today a drug store stands in it's place.

ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 7:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6116097)
A flume is man-made channel for water, in the form of an open inclined gravity chute whose walls are raised above the surrounding terrain, in contrast to a trench or ditch. Flumes lead water from a diversion dam or weir to their desired location.

Many flumes took the form of wooden troughs elevated on trestles, often following the natural contours of the land. Originating as a part of a mill race, they were later used in the transportation of logs in the logging industry. They were also extensively used in hydraulic mining and working placer deposits for gold, tin and other heavy minerals.


Thanks CityBoyDoug. Flumes I know, but what's a power flume?
I thought perhaps the 'rods' over the flume in the 1914 photo had something to do with producing electricity...hence the word power.



Los Angeles, power flume 1914
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/9900/a...powerflume.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 8:06 PM

that said CBD, my knowledge about flumes pretty much begins and ends here. ;)

http://imageshack.us/a/img404/7662/aabflume1969.jpg
http://www.inparkmagazine.com/knotts...ssic-log-ride/

This was the highlight of my family's trip to California when I was 9 years old. My father captured it all on 8mm film.

ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 9:24 PM

small version
http://imageshack.us/a/img833/4310/aabtransitebaym1.jpg

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 6115724)
As far as the red car picture with the LARy...thats pico near...lets just say victoria park,i cant think of the street but its SUPER NARROW..so narrow that it is now gated..if you go further east you will hit Windsor Bl,Victoria,and then Crenshaw if that helps.The buildings are still there although they have been painted.

I wasn't able to locate the buildings, :(

but I did come across this ridiculous fence on S. Victoria Ave. It goes clear up in those people's yards. Wasn't there a better solution?

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/9841/aa...ffvictoria.jpg
gsv
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Chuckaluck May 4, 2013 9:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6116036)
Come on guys. Who was this mystery man hiding his face from the camera? Is he a friend of the photographer who agreed to pose for the photographs? This was really hokey, even for 1917.

Most likely an undercover truant officer. :cool:




:shrug:




Or, a zealous campaign worker seeking to drum up very early support for Frank Shaw's political machine? :notacrook:

:no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Frank_Shaw.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Frank_Shaw.jpg

http://www.oerm.org/sites/default/fi..._Temple_sm.jpghttp://www.oerm.org/sites/default/fi..._Temple_sm.jpg


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...er_16_shaw.jpghttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...er_16_shaw.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/2656/193...kshawrecei.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img9/2656/193...kshawrecei.jpg

tovangar2 May 4, 2013 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6115464)
:tup:


To your excellent point, at least one audience member may have heeded your preservation entreaty. On the northeast corner of Hauser and Pico, is the "Horgan Building."

The best thing that can be said of Google's picture of the building is that it was painted a detail-concealing light color which made the building's presence extremely underwhelming. From what I can tell, the facade was recently refreshed to highlight some of the building's original features, especially the building's masthead.

The below black and white image appears recent. (Thought I saw a photo of the building with a green field and will post if located.)


Pico and Hauser, Contemporary:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7...a79ccec2_z.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7...a79ccec2_z.jpg

Way too busy with work right now, but wanted to note that
there's a couple more pix of the Horgan (built 1928) here: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/centu...jOWUmFlSLMxImw


Such astounding posts here of late. Thank you especially to e_r, MR, lemster2024 & bighen for all the posts on the pair of somewhat extant hotels and the China City location info. You all amaze me.

P.S.

May be of interest: Urban Ambition: Assessing the Evolution of L.A.: http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibi...ion/index.html

ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 9:49 PM

:previous: Thx Tovanger2. I was beginning to wonder where you were.



The Olive Street facade of the Pacific Mutual Parking Garage. (before it was obscured by trees)

http://imageshack.us/a/img545/9117/a...morepacmu2.jpg
ebay



today
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/7237/a...reobscured.jpg
gsv





A slightly different angle showing E.F. Hutton offices in Pacific Mutual's 'clock' building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img21/6697/aa...acmugarage.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality May 4, 2013 10:06 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img708/9223/aabmbhighschool.jpg
ebay





other side :)
http://imageshack.us/a/img844/3774/aabmbhighschool2.jpg

JScott May 5, 2013 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6115408)
These slides were listed on ebay this afternoon.

..and from a different seller.

http://imageshack.us/a/img23/4255/aabtransstreet.jpg
Nite-Lite Motel.....makes me drowsy. zzzzzzzz
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This image just screamed San Gabriel Valley or Pomona Valley to me. At first I thought it might be Foothill Blvd. between Claremont and Upland. But then I had an "A-ha!" moment and deduced the name of the motel as "Oak Park." Quick google and voila! It's Huntington Drive in Monrovia, and that cool motel sign is still there! (Alas, the old oak is not.)

http://goo.gl/maps/4XVQP

The cars made me think 1950s, but the motel has a Bankamericard sign, so that makes c.1960 a better guess. Or maybe even a couple years later. Those road signs we can see the backs of here are definitely 1960s vintage, and they look pretty new here.

e_r: Did this seller have other slides with similar scenes? I'd be interested to see if they had other SGV images that were closer to home for me (Covina area).

unihikid May 5, 2013 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6116167)
small version
http://imageshack.us/a/img833/4310/aabtransitebaym1.jpg



I wasn't able to locate the buildings, :(

but I did come across this ridiculous fence on S. Victoria Ave. It goes clear up in those people's yards. Wasn't there a better solution?

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/9841/aa...ffvictoria.jpg
gsv
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Lucerne BL! thats the narrow street. if you do a google street view you can see the building is still there ER,also check out the great looking bungalows on lucerne.

Chuckaluck May 5, 2013 2:19 AM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5976701)
Time to gas up?

West Coast Service Station. Unknown date and location
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics46/00057615.jpgLapl



Undated. Gilmore at Wilshire Fairfax Ave. (Similar to station at 849 N. Highland [and Willoughby]. Don't believe it to be La Brea - see bottom.)
http://yougottobekidding.files.wordp.../image0021.jpghttp://yougottobekidding.files.wordp.../image0021.jpg 849 N. Highland http://historian4hire.com/GilmoreGasoline.jpghttp://historian4hire.com/gilmoregas.html



Hotel Paramount 5311 Melrose Ave. (Probably NW corner of Van Ness and Melrose)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics46/00057606.jpgLapl



Roar with Gilmore
http://yougottobekidding.files.wordp...1/image005.jpghttp://yougottobekidding.files.wordp...1/image005.jpg



Undated ('20s?) and unknown location Interesting Pavement. Sawdust?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0USC Digital


More interesting pavement, dirt?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0USC Digital



1920 Wilshire and La Brea

http://www.lilesnet.com/farmersmarke...g174_small.jpghttp://www.lilesnet.com/farmersmarke...g174_small.jpg
http://www.lilesnet.com/farmersmarke...008/img174.jpghttp://www.lilesnet.com/farmersmarke...008/img174.jpg



1928 Wilshire and La Brea
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0USC Digital

Circle Theatre? (Carthay's in opposite direction.)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ion&DMROTATE=0






Love that pea gravel :previous:


Another fascinating Gilmore Gas Station. "Jesse R Ellico." Notice "Ford" affiliation. Suspect it was located somewhere in San Gabriel Valley/Sierra Madre area. Anyone have specifics?

http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...13101553_n.jpghttp://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...13101553_n.jpg

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...66162304_n.jpghttp://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...66162304_n.jpg


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