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MichaelRyerson Oct 20, 2014 5:01 PM

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Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 6775335)
I walked by it twice today and wondered, does anyone know when they painted it that awful orange? It does look seasonal now with Halloween coming up, but... I understand it has been orange for a long time.

It was always orange (and green) as long as I can remember. At least from 1947-48. I remember my mother complaining about the color scheme although it never occurred to me it looked bad (I have no taste).

ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2014 5:40 PM

I'm not sure what this man is doing / but I believe this was taken in Compton.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/HSlHbT.jpg
old cd of mine/ebay probably

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ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2014 5:46 PM

Oreland's Chocolates St. Louis-Los Angeles, 1920s

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...674/RreukH.jpg
ebay

I believe the woman is Norma Shearer.



side view
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...673/j8GR2t.jpg

It's pretty amazing that this box has survived after all these years. Someone must have really treasured it.
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ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2014 5:55 PM

The Hotel Broadlind, Long Beach

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/2N8SIO.jpg
ebay



1920's 30's?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/JmodyG.jpg
www.domaproperties.com



-and today (It survived the 1933 Long Beach earthquake!)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/MZX1hh.jpg
wiki



architectural details
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...911/uHESoA.jpg
www.domaproperties.com

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MichaelRyerson Oct 20, 2014 6:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6775455)
I'm not sure what this man is doing / but I believe this was taken in Compton.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/HSlHbT.jpg
old cd of mine/ebay probably

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Two things. First, I think he's turning someone's water on or off. And secondly, he's riding around town on a really cool Cushman.

Wig-Wag Oct 20, 2014 7:32 PM

Guadalupe Dunes Center
 
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Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 6775325)
Ha!...They do have a nice little museum in Nipomo where you can see some of the things that were dug up from the dunes and pictures of the original set.

A minor correction on the museum. It is located on Highway 1 in the town of Guadalupe, about 9 Miles from Nipomo where I live. See:

http://dunescenter.org/visit-the-dunes/dunes-center/

And:

http://narmassociation.org/guadalupe...o-dunes-center

If you are planning a visit please note that the museum is housed in a former residence on the west side of Guadalupe Street (Highway 1) which is the main street of Guadalupe. and the identifying sign can be easily missed. The second website has a photo of the museum building.

Cheers,
Jack

Wig-Wag Oct 20, 2014 7:42 PM

Caaaaaaammmpton. Compton Station!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6775494)
Two things. First, I think he's turning someone's water on or off. And secondly, he's riding around town on a really cool Cushman.

I hope he is not turning off the water to the Southern Pacific/Pacific Electric Compton Station. :)

I used to ride the PE Blimps (see the interurban car peeking out from behind the station) down to Long Beach to visit my aunt, and I can still hear the conductor calling out the stop as "Caaaaaaammmpton. Compton Station!"

Cheers,
Jack

oldstuff Oct 20, 2014 8:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 6775646)
A minor correction on the museum. It is located on Highway 1 in the town of Guadalupe, about 9 Miles from Nipomo where I live. See:

http://dunescenter.org/visit-the-dunes/dunes-center/

And:

http://narmassociation.org/guadalupe...o-dunes-center

If you are planning a visit please note that the museum is housed in a former residence on the west side of Guadalupe Street (Highway 1) which is the main street of Guadalupe. and the identifying sign can be easily missed. The second website has a photo of the museum building.

Cheers,
Jack

Right, Sorry. I was putting it down off the top of my head. The old house where the museum is located is pretty cool as well

ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2014 8:16 PM

:previous: That museum sounds really cool. Thanks for the links and info. Wig-Wag and oldstuff.


The seller says...
"This is a photograph of a 1937 Ford patrol car with a Los Angeles Police officer and a California Highway Patrol officer."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/l4L5Eo.jpg
ebay

What caught my eye is how one of the officers is filming the altercation/accident, while the poor victim is pointing here and there.

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CityBoyDoug Oct 20, 2014 8:20 PM

The eternal bill.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6775455)
I'm not sure what this man is doing / but I believe this was taken in Compton.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/HSlHbT.jpg
old cd of mine/ebay probably

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He may be reading the water or gas meter...so they can send you a bill. He uses that little tool to lift the cap.....so he can read the dial..

ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2014 8:40 PM

Here's an interesting advertisement.

KING Outfitting Co. 752 So. Broadway, Los Angeles

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/Z7CFJw.jpg
ebay

I take it these guys were in a band.

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CityBoyDoug Oct 21, 2014 1:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6775462)
Oreland's Chocolates St. Louis-Los Angeles, 1920s

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...674/RreukH.jpg
ebay

I believe the woman is Norma Shearer.

It's pretty amazing that this box has survived after all these years. Someone must have really treasured it.
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I just don't know for sure but you could be correct ER.....Norma Shearer, such a darling....very romantic and dangerous. Maybe some candy will make her sweet...

She had a handsome brother, Douglas Shearer, who was a sound engineer at MGM. I don't know too much about him. His body donated to medical science
Specifically: Body was donated to UCLA medical school. He was married but without issue.


http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4ecc3dd7.jpghttp://i919.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps013095dc.jpg
Hollywoodhaydays.

ethereal_reality Oct 21, 2014 1:32 AM

:previous: I never knew Norma Shearer had such a nice looking brother. What does "He was married without issue" mean?



"IBM office employees, Los Angeles." (no date)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/fKOSRh.jpg
ebay

Nice wingtips mister!




I thought it would be fun to try and locate this office by using the clues outside the window.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/hA9uXa.jpg
detail

The large rooftop sign in the distance is a bit hard to read. -is it HOTEL something-rama?
...and there's also the painted sign in the lower right corner of the window. R (maybe)_I E S _L I Z_?





Here's the photographer's stamp on the back of the photograph.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/NkNAFV.jpg
ebay

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HossC Oct 21, 2014 1:44 AM

Here's 1354 South Hill Street in 1931. The sign on the door says "H H Obermiller, Electrical Contractor", although contemporary City Directories only list Harry H Obermiller's electrical business at 318 West 9th Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1354SHill1.jpg
USC Digital Library

USC also include this interior picture. The shield decal on the left says they're a member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and the sign above the certificates on the back wall says they're an authorized dealer for Telechron springless electric clocks.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1354SHill2.jpg
USC Digital Library

Normally when the building's still standing I'd say "here it is today", but it's currently painted blue and has a large awning, so I went back to February 2009 for this image. It was also one of the few historic GSV images with the shutters up.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1354SHill3.jpg
GSV

If Mr Obermiller had looked out of his window, he'd have seen the buildings below. USC have just given this photoset the title "Smog, 1949". The Mercer Hotel at 1347 S Hill Street already looks run down here, but it appears in the City Directories up until 1968. Meanwhile, the Hill Street Market at 1345 appears up until 1973. The brick building on the far left appears to still be standing at 1355 S Hill Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rcerHotel1.jpg
USC Digital Library

The buildings above can all be seen in this 1964 aerial.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lPOilPump1.jpg
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

I'm obviously not going to let the last image go by without mentioning the tower just north of W 14th Place. I assume it was a thinly disguised oil pump. Here's the site today. As well as the "No Smoking" and "Private Property" signs, there's a small notice by the side gate with an emergency contact number for St James Oil. I checked the 1964 CD, and found that the site's immediate neighbor was the Las Vegas Cigar Factory at 1310 S Hill. In hindsight, I wonder whether cigars and flammable substances should've been that close together.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lPOilPump2.jpg
Google Maps

Godzilla Oct 21, 2014 1:50 AM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5405589)
omg! the Lima, or is it Majestic Apartments, or is it the Rossmore Apartments?...whatever!

amazing image of 1st and hope!

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091470.jpg
Source: LAPL



1962 - Lima Apts.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102792.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102792.jpg

1962 - Lima Apts
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102793.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102793.jpg




FredH has more Lima here> http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=18951

lw-guy1 Oct 21, 2014 1:50 AM

The first Lane-Wells facility was located on 4439 Santa Fe Ave. It served as the company office, manufacturing, and repair facility from 1934 until the next facility was built in 1939 at 5610 South Soto Street. Over the years, an additional California office was opened as well as offices in Houston, and Oklahoma City.

Godzilla Oct 21, 2014 2:05 AM

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Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6408486)
1966 - Looking southwest on South Bunker Hill Avenue, the Castle at 325 South Bunker Hill Avenue with a bit of 333 South Bunker Hill Avenue seen behind it. The partially visible Statler Hilton (formerly the Hotel Statler) is in the far right distance at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street. Douglas Oil building is at Fifth Street and Figueroa Street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/11...90/46/ec5t.jpg
http://cdm16003.contentdm.oclc.org/c...id/7679/rec/47




This impressive image of the "Castle" house has likely been posted before, but I can't find it.

1962/4? Castle
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102795.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102795.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 21, 2014 2:07 AM

matchbook. I like the archaic graphics.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/901/e3xrdM.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/743/aYKWLN.jpg
ebay

The doctor is anxiously waiting. -anyone familiar with this hospital?

Excellent color photographs of the Lima Apartments circa 1962 Godzilla. It was certainly looking worse for wear.

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Godzilla Oct 21, 2014 2:22 AM

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Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5613768)
The Baltimore Hotel....Absolutely Fireproof!

http://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/BaltHo.jpghttp://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal1a.html

"Baltimore Hotel, at the southwest corner of Fifth and Los Angeles Streets. Formerly, the Baltimore Hotel was at the northeast corner of Olive and 7th, on the other side of the downtown area; this new edition of the Baltimore Hotel was built in 1910. Two buildings to the right—that is, west on Fifth Street—we see a brick building with white oriel windows projecting. This is the Charnock Block, built April to October 1889, and located at the southeast corner of Fifth and Main Streets."

From A Visit to Old Los Angeles.

Galeria Real in Baltimore Hotel, Los Angeles (10-1-23):
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...0FE329A7B?v=hr USC Digital Library

Here are current reviews of the hotel:
This place is a GREAT place to hole up for a week and smoke crack like the world is going to end tomorrow! Half of Los Angeles' sex offenders and violent criminals can be found living here -- really great if you need advice on how to construct your very own Fifi towel, how to kill someone with a pair of car keys, or if you're into IVing cheap, sludgy heroin and need tips on how muscle it in even the most abscessed limb.

Entomologists shall delight at the garden of roaches, bedbugs, lice, chiggers and other assorted invertebrates that blanket the walls of this manor. Shag carpets in the hallway are surprisingly clean... but that could be because of all the random carpet farmers you'll see scrounging around down there, at the foot of their doors, picking away to keep them clean. Who needs a vaccuum? Neighbors are friendly, if exuberant -- especially the ladies! -- kicking in your door at 2am, offering companionship at rock bottom prices.

Wow! And the concierge service.... I have never had my keys and ID shoved at me so fast underneath a bulletproof glass window before. What efficiency!

AND the best part is, it's dirt cheap!!! So you can save some money when you walk a few blocks over to your fancy-pants dinner at Cicada. I love Downtown Los Angeles!

Courtney "Skullduggery Tricks" H.

Today:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6...a92839ff_b.jpg Google Earth

"This is a 1920's era railroad hotel. Takes long-term weekly renters, like SS recipients, etc. I stayed here a year or two back when. What can I say about skid row? Anyway, a lota old timers. Original architecture hardly visible. They shoot the occasional scene in here. The neighborhood is always part of some cop show shoot. But the place is OK if your willing to wait out the application process..."

"I believe outa all the hotels in skid row this is the most comfortable one. I also think it's has a nice view. Evelyn"

"The place sucks and cockroach infested!"

http://www.hotelhristina.com/wp-cont...20downtown.jpghttp://www.hotelhristina.com/wp-cont...20downtown.jpg

http://you-are-here.com/downtown/baltimore.jpghttp://you-are-here.com/downtown/baltimore.jpg

http://www.fadingad.com/blog/califor..._baltimore.jpghttp://www.fadingad.com/blog/califor..._baltimore.jpg





1973 Hotel Baltimore
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039457.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039457.jpg

1973 - Hotel Baltimore 2
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039456.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039456.jpg

CityBoyDoug Oct 21, 2014 2:28 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6776161)
:previous: I never knew Norma Shearer had such a nice looking brother. What does.... "He was married without issue" mean?
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It means....no natural born children.

I think it may be a legal term used in Court documents....


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