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Martin Pal May 17, 2020 7:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8924712)
There was a pretty big boom down there(300 block of Boyd) last night and the news said several buildings were destroyed.
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11 Firefighters Escape Through Ball of Fire in Explosion at Downtown LA Building
Some of the LAFD firefighters injured in Saturday's fire and explosion suffered critical injuries, but all are expected to survive.

https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incomin...re_3471jpg.jpg

NBC news link and videos HERE.


300 Boyd Street later in the evening...

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1225312690

Earl Boebert May 17, 2020 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8924976)
Thanks Earl for your interesting comment. .....never heard of that.

And then there was room for someone to open the door and drive off? Or was it a contortion act?

Nobody in the car. Driver gets out before the bouncing starts. In those days it didn't matter which side had a door that could be opened because all the cars had bench seats (of fond memory :-))

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug May 17, 2020 9:24 PM

:cheers::shrug:

http://fineartamerica.com/images/art...er-tellone.jpg
antelope valley

Earl Boebert May 17, 2020 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8925056)
How could anyone open the door if there was only 4 inches between each car after it was ''bounced'' into position? [Naturally the bouncing would begin with no one inside the car.]
The next day one has to be able to get inside to start the car and drive it away.

http://www.boebertandblossom.com/LANoir/Cars.jpg

Here's a diagram, say after the car carrier arrived and we unloaded it. One row against the shop wall. If two car carriers showed up at the same time there would be two rows. The cars would be "unparked" and pulled into the shop for final assembly and then onto the lot and the showroom floor. Outside row first then inside. If for some reason you had to get out a car from the inside row it was a real PITA because you'd have to pull two outside cars to give room to get it out. We got our exercise.

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug May 18, 2020 2:31 AM

:shrug::shrug:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/thmb/kys71...6e02b57665.jpg
antelope valley

They like to slum it, that is, they prefer poorer soils, especially the sandy stuff. If the dirt is too rich and wet, they won’t thrive. Well, they do like moist conditions at first, but once they get going leave them alone — they can handle droughts.

They don’t like to be transplanted. And they don’t like it hot. They’re a cool-season annual, showing their color early in the growing season and fading in the heat of summer.

The petals close at night and when the weather is too cold, windy, or cloudy, but they open again in the morning sun.

ethereal_reality May 18, 2020 11:55 PM

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Here's a great photograph currently on eBay.

It shows the employees of the Charles Schonlaw Chevrolet Dealership posed in front of a fine looking building in Hollywood, California. [date: June 16, 1937]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Ld6Bfl.jpg
Link

The street number is 7601 but I'm not sure of the street.



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nadeau May 19, 2020 9:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8925915)
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Here's a great photograph currently on eBay.

It shows the employees of the Charles Schonlaw Chevrolet Dealership posed in front of a fine looking building in Hollywood, California. [date: June 16, 1937]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Ld6Bfl.jpg
Link

The street number is 7601 but I'm not sure of the street.



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Compare this to 7601 Sunset Blvd.

HossC May 19, 2020 1:37 PM

:previous:

I concur with the 7601 Sunset Boulevard location. Here's a different angle dated "1960s". One of the comments pinpoints it at 1962. It looks like present tennant Bonhams are using the same roof sign frame.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...nlawChevy1.jpg
Alden Jewell on Flickr

ethereal_reality May 19, 2020 3:24 PM

I was trying to figure out the extremely long car (stretch limo?) next to building but then it dawned on me it's a regular car in motion.

I imagine Bonhams would like to have the old eBay photograph.

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ethereal_reality May 19, 2020 3:32 PM

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KWICKORN


Here's another interesting photograph currently on eBay.

It shows Quick Foods Inc. at 2060 Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, California


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/jmioCb.jpg
Link

As you can see - three delivery trucks with Kwickorn ads are parked in front of the rather unique building.






Kwickorn ads can also be seen in the image below. I'm not quite sure what is going on in the photo. Photo taken at a Dog & Pony Show.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UaHBSI.jpg
cardcow

Uncle Bill Sharples, the Grocer. Sharplesville Cal.




https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/5q0PQM.jpg

GaylordWilshire May 19, 2020 4:02 PM

:previous:


The Art Deco detailing is definitely interesting; it was built in 1931 for real estate investor Eva A. Lynn and survived until 1998 when it made way for the widening of Santa Fe Avenue. The late '20s–early '30s trucks in front indicate that the photo was probably taken soon after completion.

GaylordWilshire May 19, 2020 4:44 PM

Random item from the 1900 LACD

https://i.postimg.cc/PJXF9h47/flowerad00-LACD-bmp.jpg

BillinGlendaleCA May 20, 2020 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8926469)

California Poppies?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...da236782_b.jpg2019-04-07 20-13-42 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

From last year's superbloom.

Flyingwedge May 21, 2020 4:54 AM

Oops. Never mind. :rolleyes:

Mstimc May 21, 2020 8:21 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8926469)

I don't think I've ever seen "Brown" as a telephone exchange name before. Most I've seen are two syllables. Several years ago I read the names were chosen for their unique sounds so they could be easily heard and understood by long distance operators.

odinthor May 21, 2020 4:45 PM

I don't believe NLA has had the Mona Lisa Cafe at 2534 W. 7th before (there was also one on Wilshire):

https://i.postimg.cc/J40y4cFp/MonaL001.jpg
odinthor collection

Unlike its sibling establishment on Wilshire (which was subject to hold-ups), the Westlake location's existence--after a bumpy start (fire)--seems to have been relatively calm.

https://i.postimg.cc/sxq32SBL/Mona-L-LAT-11-11-25.jpg
LA Times, 11/11/1925

ethereal_reality May 21, 2020 6:45 PM

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I agree, odinthor. We have only discussed the Mona Lisa on Wilshire Blvd.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/GpFk32.jpg
eBay




RE: Westlake Shopping Arcade.

The complex, and concept, seems to have been ahead of its time.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/QHxueO.jpg

Good find, odinthor.

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ethereal_reality May 21, 2020 8:02 PM

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I don't believe we have seen Jackson's either.
..............................................(I searched & found no results) yet it seems vaguely familiar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JYw8sb.jpg
BABARR FILE

No address.




Let's take a closer look at the front entrance to the bar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/dad2Dj.jpg
detail

Look at that front door. It looks like you're about to enter a pirate's den.




On the side, and towards the back, there is a liquor store named The Bottle Shop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Wod4WS.jpg

And there appears to be a real estate office in the home behind the building - - - - >






One more thing.

I don't believe I have ever seen a TAXI sign like this one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/lhhXmF.jpg



If we have already seen Jackson's on NLA. . .pretend we haven't. ;)
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ethereal_reality May 21, 2020 8:32 PM

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And wehaven't seen this haberdasher on NLA.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/ZPaPdm.jpg

Vincent Simeone, Custom Tailors - Haberdashers
3256 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles - California
"Just West of Vermont"

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sopas ej May 21, 2020 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8928909)
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I don't believe we have seen Jackson's either.
..............................................(I searched & found no results) yet it seems vaguely familiar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JYw8sb.jpg
BABARR FILE

No address.





Let's take a closer look at the front entrance to the bar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/dad2Dj.jpg
detail

Look at that front door. It looks like you're about to enter a pirate's den.




On the side, and towards the back, there is a liquor store named The Bottle Shop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Wod4WS.jpg

And there appears to be a real estate office in the home behind the building - - - - >






One more thing.

I don't believe I have ever seen a TAXI sign like this one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/lhhXmF.jpg



If we have already seen Jackson's on NLA. . .pretend we haven't. ;)
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That is the northeast of corner of Fremont and Huntington in South Pasadena. That business is now the Barkley, which I've eaten at once (or twice?), many years ago now.

I can't get the Google Mobile at a good position...
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1041...4!8i8192?hl=en


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