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GaylordWilshire Aug 6, 2017 12:12 PM


West-Way Super Service was at 1535 N Western; the Standard station at the nec of Wilshire & Coronado replaced one of Effie Neustadt's many houses in 1935
(see 2525 Wilshire Boulevard). The vine-covered house next door was another of Effie's houses--and some of it still stands. See that story here: 2515 Wilshire Boulevard

Earl Boebert Aug 6, 2017 3:43 PM

The Origins of Noir
 
Interesting article on the origins of Noir and "In a Lonely Place:"

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/...american-noir/

The movie version is terrific, BTW.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Aug 7, 2017 1:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC
In 1895, the proprietor of The Abbey, furnished rooms at 232 S Hill, was Mrs William R Curtis. There's also a Miss Mayme C Curtis listed among the residents, which ties in with the "Compliments of Mayme" comment. Mayme becomes a milliner by 1898. The 1899 CD lists Mrs Helen U Kernodle as proprietor of The Abbey, although Mayme (shown as Mamie) is still a resident. The last listing I can find for a hotel/furnished rooms as 232 S Hill is 1904, when the proprietor's name is now spelled Helen U Kernodie, and she's listed as the widow of Harvey G (her husband was called Harry in 1899).

Hoss, thanks so much for the follow-up on The Abbey boarding house.
I was beginning to think no one found that truly amazing photograph interesting. You restored my faith.
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For no reason what-so-ever, here is a list of tenants at the Abbey [1897 city directory]

Albert Berg, operator P .P. T. C. Co.
Harry S. Breitstein, propr. Columbus Woolen Mills
Andrew Curtain
Miss C. M. Feron
Thomas H. Fox, clerk S. P. Co. (Southern Pacific)
William H. Gochnaur, salesman W. P. Fuller & Co.
Miss Anna Harter
Jay B. Jacob, secy and mgr L. A. Candy Co.
George E. Lawton observer U. S. Weather Bureau
Charles S. Lewis, (Lewis & Alderson)
Miss Jesucita F. Lopez, teacher Castelar Street School
Mrs. H. C. Madden
William J. McNulty, travel agent Continental Fruit Express
Mrs. Minnie Sheldon
James K. Saults, salesman Crane Company
Miss Lotta Spinks
Harry B. Townsend, director L. A. School of Dramatic Arts
Julius Triest, manager N. Strauss & Co.
William T. Williams, clerk N. Strauss & Co.

And of course Mr. & Mrs. William Curtis propr. (Mr. Curtis, carpet cutter)
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ethereal_reality Aug 7, 2017 1:47 AM

Here are some 1934 flood snapshots that are new to NLA.

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/hOuqqV.jpg
ebay

the Hotel Antler in Venice CA

(if that car backs up too far it will end up at the bottom of the lagoon)






#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/voV4Pb.jpg

the sign on the right.. Westminster Garage




#2a
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/j4KAE3.jpg




#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/YNTOXc.jpg

mystery




#4
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/1SVymQ.jpg

mystery




#5
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/K5r3Zl.jpg

the seller says possibly Signal Hill, but the bridge(s) make me think Venice




#6
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/LoqX6V.jpg

mystery





#7
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/Hx18md.jpg

mystery





#8
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/Z2hUl7.jpg

I spy gas-o-meter in the distance. (I believe this is the back of the Westminster Garage seen in #2 and #2a)









#9
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/KGmydY.jpg

Clean up time!


from
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-PHOTOGRA...3D391850431467

Flyingwedge Aug 7, 2017 2:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7886447)
Here are some 1934 flood snapshots that are new to NLA.


#5
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/K5r3Zl.jpg

the seller says possibly Signal Hill, but the bridge(s) make me think Venice


from
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-PHOTOGRA...3D391850431467

Behind the arched bridge in #5 is the same school as in the foreground of the photo below, so #5 looks south across
Washington Boulevard at the Grand Canal in Venice.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7779793)


This photo, taken July 9, 1930, looks south along Grand Canal from about Washington Boulevard. The long building in the
right foreground is an elementary school; it's now the site of the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School (in the olden
days I knew the site as home to Anchorage Street School).

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original

485997 @ Huntington Digital Library



Godzilla Aug 7, 2017 12:41 PM


This "mysterious" image may far removed from LA but maybe not. The accompanying text speaks for itself.

Quote:

This image from an old postcard has lately turned up, and more than the other "Motor Car Mysteries", leaves me scratching my head. The first description that comes to mind is simply: "precarious". Whatever prompted this unweildy arrangement certainly was out of the ordinary. The only reason that I can fathom that would have led SP to risk #7 above the fathoms was that there was an urgent need to supply a weather-isolated portion of an Oregon coastal branch with local transportation. Whatever the case, the car made it back to terra firma, as it was laid aside in 1920 along with a good number of its 55' McKeen mateys.
http://wx4.org/to/foam/sp/locos/moto...s_sailing.html



http://wx4.org/to/foam/sp/locos/moto...n-on-barge.jpghttp://wx4.org/to/foam/sp/locos/moto...n-on-barge.jpg



More McKeens here: http://www.carcanyon.com/postcard-mc...yUlU8XXZTcV3c/

oldstuff Aug 7, 2017 4:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7883776)
Thank GW....how'd you find out?...did you locate his name in one of the directories)

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I'm hoping someone can locate the address for this one.

"Lampman House, Central Santa Monica Ca" [1915] (I'm not sure what the seller means by 'central' Santa Monica)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/EbjCvG.jpg
found on ebay quite awhile ago

It's a great pic even without the address.

(obviously it's 85 something...unless that's the neighbor's mail box)

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I find the Lampman family located at 1728 20th St in Santa Monica. They appear there in 1918, 1920, 1928 and 1933.

John Smith Lampman was born in New York in 1853, his wife Sarepta (Rose) in Wisconsin in 1859 and son Claude in Minnesota in 1888. John and Serepta were married in 1873. Before coming to California, John Lampman was a policeman in Minnesota. Mr. Lampman was a salesman in a bakery in 1920, his wife, Sarepta, was a nurse for a private family and the son Claude was a motion picture actor. Claude appeared in one movie, apparently, "A Siren of the Jungle" a short film produced in 1916. He may have gone on to work as a costumer in the motion picture industry. They had four other children, Frank, Myrtle, Clara and Ida, all born before Claude.
John Lampman is listed in the Santa Monica Voter registration in 1922 as being employed as a watchman. By 1930 his wife is listed as Rose in the census, but since she was born in the same year in the same state, it appears that she just changed her name to Rose from Sarepta ( No wonder) She died in 1921 and John Lampman died in 1935. Both are buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale.

There are pictures of both John and Rose on Ancestry.com. The picture of John was taken when he was a policeman, wearing his uniform and badge.
I have no explantation of the "85" on the mailbox, maybe that can be someone else's mystery.

odinthor Aug 7, 2017 6:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7885784)
Have we seen this exceptional photograph of the Abbey boarding house on NLA?
(I searched the archives and couldn't find it)

from Shorpy....

"For Aunt Annie, Compliments of Mayme". My grandmother had this photo of a boarding house in Los Angeles in her photo collection.
I suspect the photo was given to her grandmother, but I never heard any stories about the photo - I first saw the photo long after she died.
Taken by "Mr. B. Howard, View Photographer, 147 South Main St., Los Angeles CAL. I managed to figure out the location using clues in the picture.
"


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/7goTNn.jpg
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6174?size=_original

"The address on the building is 232; the sign behind it for the "City of Paris" store suggests this is 232 S. Hill St.
The gothic building behind and to the right would be the old City Hall. This site would have been a block from the Angel's Flight train up Bunker Hill.


There's lots of photos of the old mansions of Bunker Hill that got converted into boarding houses, then flop houses, and finally torn down by the 1950's.
I suspect this one disappeared sooner than others because it was in downtown proper."
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Y'all might have seen it on my site:

http://web.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal8.html

The owner of the photo (a family descendant) contacted me a medium number of years ago with the photo, and essentially said that he'd be delighted if I'd be delighted to add the pic to my site. Well, I was delighted, and so he was delighted. And we all lived happily ever after.

ethereal_reality Aug 7, 2017 7:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 7886625)

:previous: This is such a great photo Godzilla Precarious indeed!
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oldstuff, thanks for background info and house address of the Lampmans in Santa Monica. As always, I appreciate your research. :)

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge
Behind the arched bridge in #5 is the same school as in the foreground of the photo below, so #5 looks south across
Washington Boulevard at the Grand Canal in Venice.

Thanks for figuring out the location of the #5 flood snapshot FW. I was stumped.

The ebay seller with the 1934 flood photos also has two 'mystery' photos. (shown below)

"somewhere in Los Angeles"

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/CYdWyQ.jpg
ebay




#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/nSHHdT.jpg
ebay

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ethereal_reality Aug 7, 2017 7:29 PM

I don't believe I have posted this photo.

From what I can tell, a driving school is using the parking lot of this May Co. (Eastland Center in West Covina)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/0KVVXj.jpg
found in an old file of mine

Anyone know what the uniquely shaped building with the lattice-type roof is (in the far distance)

I'm off until Wednesday afternoon. Have fun everyone!
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CityBoyDoug Aug 7, 2017 8:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7886931)
I don't believe I have posted this photo.

From what I can tell, a driving school is using the parking lot of this May Co. (Eastland Center in West Covina)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/0KVVXj.jpg
found in an old file of mine

Anyone know what the uniquely shaped building with the lattice-type roof is (in the far distance)

I'm off until Wednesday afternoon. Have fun everyone!
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This appears to be a foreign car rally on a Sunday.....but where?

Update: Eastland Center Mall.....West Covina

HossC Aug 7, 2017 10:33 PM

:previous:

That photo is on flickr with the subtitle "Car club setting up early in morning for car show in 1962". I believe that the same account, A Box of Pictures, answers the question about "the uniquely shaped building with the lattice-type roof". It was a Huddle restaurant, seen here in 1958. It's still visible on the 1980 view at Historic Aerials, but gone by 1994. The site is now occupied by TGI Fridays.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...estCovina1.jpg
flickr

CityBoyDoug Aug 7, 2017 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7887071)
:previous:

That photo is on flickr with the subtitle "Car club setting up early in morning for car show in 1962". I believe that the same account, A Box of Pictures, answers the question about "the uniquely shaped building with the lattice-type roof". It was a Huddle restaurant, seen here in 1958. It's still visible on the 1980 view at Historic Aerials, but gone by 1994. The site is now occupied by TGI Fridays.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...estCovina1.jpg
flickr

This location is the Eastland Center Mall...West Covina. Architecture.....Googie Style.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastla...r_(West_Covina)

Earl Boebert Aug 7, 2017 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7887071)
:previous:

That photo is on flickr with the subtitle "Car club setting up early in morning for car show in 1962".

[Snip]

Possibly a car show, but I doubt it. I competed in and organized a large number of time/speed/distance rallies in the sixties (I was president of the college sports car club), and this sure looks like the start of a TSD rally to me.

Cheers,

Earl

Ninja55 Aug 8, 2017 1:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7886914)
:previous: This is such a great photo Godzilla Precarious indeed!
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oldstuff, thanks for background info and house address of the Lampmans in Santa Monica. As always, I appreciate your research. :)

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Thanks for figuring out the location of the #5 flood snapshot FW. I was stumped.

The ebay seller with the 1934 flood photos also has two 'mystery' photos. (shown below)

"somewhere in Los Angeles"

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/CYdWyQ.jpg
ebay




#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/nSHHdT.jpg
ebay

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That's Musso's Parisian Garden restaurant at 6300 Wilshire in the background. Is the little village part of Musso's?

Ninja55 Aug 8, 2017 1:42 AM

https://flic.kr/p/qDEbmXhttps://flic.kr/p/qDEbmX

Ninja55 Aug 8, 2017 1:46 AM

[IMG]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/...c9443535_k.jpgSCAN1071 by Richard Rovere, on Flickr[/IMG]

Wig-Wag Aug 8, 2017 1:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7886914)
:previous: This is such a great photo Godzilla Precarious indeed!
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oldstuff, thanks for background info and house address of the Lampmans in Santa Monica. As always, I appreciate your research. :)

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Thanks for figuring out the location of the #5 flood snapshot FW. I was stumped.

The ebay seller with the 1934 flood photos also has two 'mystery' photos. (shown below)

"somewhere in Los Angeles"

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/CYdWyQ.jpg
ebay




#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/nSHHdT.jpg
ebay

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The McKeen photo has just shown up on a railroad enthusiasts site with the following information:SP McKeen Car #7 was on its way to Coos Bay from San Francisco on the SS Adeline Smith in this December, 1913 photo.

The date is being questioned as the Coos Bay line didn't open to through traffic to Eugene until 1916.

Cheers,
Jack

CityBoyDoug Aug 8, 2017 1:54 AM

THE CITY OF ANGELS - One hundred Years of Los Angeles -- VIDEO

A collection of still photos and strange music....noir-lite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ3Xzb5iXQw

Martin Pal Aug 8, 2017 6:26 PM

:previous:

CBD, that music is from the soundtrack of the film L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.


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