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ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2011 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5355435)
The first bar to open after the repeal of prohibition.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/155...ute1a6lapl.jpg
lapl



http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9...on1933oneo.jpg
lapl

Does anyone know where in L.A. this was located?






below: I finally found a couple interior photographs of the Malamute Saloon. Still no address.


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7...loon1933no.jpg
LAPL

The girl with the dated hairdo could be an extra from a nearby movie studio. (just trying to find clues to its location)






http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2...aloon1933a.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Dec 13, 2011 12:40 AM

The elegant Century Plaza Hotel before its grand opening in 1966.


http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/9...otel1966eb.jpg
ebay





http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9...otel1966eb.jpg

Minoru Yamasaki also designed the World Trade Center in New York City.

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3940dxer Dec 13, 2011 7:41 AM

Seeing these old signs while hiking yesterday, I thought of this thread. They mark two fire roads in the Verdugo hills, between Glendale and Burbank.

I wonder if at one time Mr. Beaudry owned or hoped to develop this land.


http://wwww.dkse.net/david/BeaudrySign.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dropdeadsuit/3320650445/

GaylordWilshire Dec 13, 2011 11:59 AM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Dec 13, 2011 8:53 PM

Back in April of this year, GaylordWilshire posted about the Gates of Berkley Square and other structures designed by famed architect Alfred Rosenheim.

While perusing AOL Real Estate today I came across this interesting post about the Rosenheim mansion, at 1120 Westchester Place in Country Club/Hancock Park, having been listed for sale at $4.5 million. I recognized the structure immediately as being the creepy mansion in American Horror Story! Fun stuff!!!

From the AOL Real Estate article, "The six-bedroom, five-bathroom property was designed by celebrated architect Alfred Rosenheim (designer of iconic Los Angeles monuments such as the Hellman Building, the Hamburger Department Store, and the Eugene W. Britt House) and has hit the market for $4.5 million...Details such as stained-glass windows, silver and gold leaf hand-painted ceilings, Tiffany stained glass windows, rich wood paneling and six stunning vintage fireplaces make it not-your-average L.A. mansion. So unique, in fact, that it's been declared a Los Angeles Cultural Monument"

A contemporary photograph of the mansion from the listing.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/507...kparkmanse.png
AOL Real Estate

An undated noirish photo
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2...nseundated.png
Jim Lewis photographer

A great screen shot from AHS, with inset, showing how it was "creeped out" for filming.
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/5...nseamerica.png
LA Curbed

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 4832516)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067265.jpgLAPL


The gates of Berkeley Square were designed by Alfred Rosenheim, who also gave us the Hellman Building, Hamburger's Department Store, and Clune's Broadway Theater downtown as well as the Doheny conservatory and natatorium in Chester Place and the Britt house and the Second Church of Christ Scientist, both still on Adams.

Here is an interesting shot of the church under construction, and one of it finished:

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics51/00075483.jpgLAPL

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics51/00075490.jpgLAPL

The AOL article is here: http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2011/...-horror-story/

~Jon Paul

GaylordWilshire Dec 13, 2011 11:20 PM

A stretch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5515089)
Back in April of this year, GaylordWilshire posted about the Gates of Berkley Square and other structures designed by famed architect Alfred Rosenheim.

While perusing AOL Real Estate today I came across this interesting post about the Rosenheim mansion, at 1120 Westchester Place in Country Club/Hancock Park, having been listed for sale at $4.5 million.
~Jon Paul

Oh the lengths to which real estate brokers will go to co-opt a better (much, in this case) neighborhood! Hancock Park? I don't think so....

This house was a nunnery once and has been on the market forever--literally years and years--for something like $7M at one time I think (totally insane). Even though it's probably a maintenance nightmare, it would be worth that or more if it actually was in Hancock Park--as it is, I can't see who in their right mind wouldn't take $4.5M and spend it on a better neighborhood. Sacrifice, say, a couple thousand square feet for a house in a district with less of a fear factor... and I'm not referring to the "American Horror Story" aspect of fear.

Which is not to say that I didn't enjoy your post, FFF. And which is not to say that I don't hope someone will step up to the plate and buy the Rosenheim house and love it.

ethereal_reality Dec 14, 2011 12:34 AM

One of the more intriguing houses I have come across using Google Street View is down the street at 1255.
I've always liked its slightly 'haunted' look....very noirish.


http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3...onideawest.jpg
google street view



below: Click on the link to see this house in its prime.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3725

FredH Dec 14, 2011 1:44 AM

Malamute Saloon
 
Ethereal_Reality:

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/9...on1933oneo.jpg
lapl

I looked everywhere for this place and found very little. According to LAPL, the addresses over the doors are 1916-1918 at an unknown street. From the look of the buildings, it appears to be some type of tourist area. The street out front seems to be some sort of unpaved walking area. Could it be at the beach, or somewhere? :shrug:

ethereal_reality Dec 14, 2011 1:46 AM

After the recent posts on the 'White Spot' (be it Magnolia Park or a bar on Wilshire) I was reminded of a White Spot Garage.

Well, I FINALLY found the photo I was thinking of, and I was wrong.....it is simply White Garage. No 'Spot' to it at all.


http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/3...3photowhit.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...15304/CHS-2078


above: Notice the Hotel Woodward center left, it would eventually become the Bristol Hotel (covered earlier in this thread).

Recently I found this great matchbook of a nightclub called "The Village'. It turns out it was located in the Woodward/Bristol Hotel building.


http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8...ckrfrankke.jpg
found on ebay




below: The inside of the matchbook is what makes it so great.



http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8...ckrfrankke.jpg



OOH-LA-LA!


http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/385...llagexhuge.jpg




below: A wonderful photo of the Bristol Hotel courtesy of the USC Digital Archives.


http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/243...bristol195.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...OS-ANG-MIS-004






below: The Bristol today...'The Village' nightclub was located in the area left of the main entrance.


http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/5...esitetoday.jpg
google street view






below: Sadly, the area around the Bristol Hotel still seems somewhat dicey. Yes, the Golden Gopher is next door, but look at that other building.


http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9...ghborgolde.jpg
google street view





below: And across the street you are greeted by this. :(
It is the 8th Street side of the once respectable Commercial Exchange Building.


http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6...hangefront.jpg
google street view



Oh....and the fate of the White Garage? The site is now a four story public parking garage.

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ethereal_reality Dec 14, 2011 1:57 AM

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9...elwoodward.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Dec 14, 2011 2:21 AM

Another glimpse of the Hotel Woodward. This was posted way back on page 60....but it's so great I thought it wouldn't hurt to post it anew.


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3...viewposted.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1323829282878

ethereal_reality Dec 14, 2011 3:29 AM

Found on ebay.

An unfinished 'Castle-in-the Sky' overlooking Cahuenga Pass.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/469...rhollywood.jpg




http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8...stlepass1r.jpg

Has anyone heard of this place before?

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GaylordWilshire Dec 14, 2011 3:35 AM

Back to Westchester Place for a moment...
 
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...s632/rives.jpgEstately

Yet another interesting Westchester Place house is #1130... the Judson Rives house at the ne corner of 12th Street. It is not only next door to Rosenheim's house--it was designed by him. Sam Watters's book Houses of Los Angeles 1885-1919 has some great early shots unobstructed by vegetation. The nuns who once occupied Rosenheim's house also owned this one.... The shot above is not clear, though interesting in that it almost looks like a painting--anyway, it's the best shot I could find. Current Google views reveal almost nothing of the house behind the jungle.

FredH Dec 14, 2011 4:41 AM

Flood on W. 43rd Place
 
:drowning:http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6...versary024.jpg
Los Angeles Times

Now:
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3192/floodz.jpg
Google Street View

FredH Dec 14, 2011 5:06 AM

The old "new" downtown L.A.
 
Early 1980's I believe

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2802/25532d1.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

(sorry about the photo quality, its a photo of a photo mural)


Hey! What is this?

If you look real close between the Security Pacific Building and the new Crocker Plaza...

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/5885/pedbridge.jpg

...its the pedestrian bridge over Taylor Yard. Still there!

jg6544 Dec 14, 2011 6:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5515089)
Back in April of this year, GaylordWilshire posted about the Gates of Berkley Square and other structures designed by famed architect Alfred Rosenheim.

While perusing AOL Real Estate today I came across this interesting post about the Rosenheim mansion, at 1120 Westchester Place in Country Club/Hancock Park, having been listed for sale at $4.5 million. I recognized the structure immediately as being the creepy mansion in American Horror Story! Fun stuff!!!

From the AOL Real Estate article, "The six-bedroom, five-bathroom property was designed by celebrated architect Alfred Rosenheim (designer of iconic Los Angeles monuments such as the Hellman Building, the Hamburger Department Store, and the Eugene W. Britt House) and has hit the market for $4.5 million...Details such as stained-glass windows, silver and gold leaf hand-painted ceilings, Tiffany stained glass windows, rich wood paneling and six stunning vintage fireplaces make it not-your-average L.A. mansion. So unique, in fact, that it's been declared a Los Angeles Cultural Monument"


The AOL article is here: http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2011/...-horror-story/

~Jon Paul

Nice building, but in that neighborhood, it's probably not worth more than $2 mil., if that.

FredH Dec 14, 2011 6:27 AM

Build Your Own House?
 
There is no sound with this, but its kind of interesting (and a little strange)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ekGp...eature=related
YouTube

The salesman is showing a tract map to a customer:

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7651/bellut.jpg
Footage Farm

Came out like this:

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9389/bell2.jpg
Google Earth

Looks like the guy's house turned into a warehouse


I kept waiting for the Stooges to show up: :pepper::awesome::dancingbacon

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4733/bell3.jpg
The Three Stooges, Columbia Pictures

GaylordWilshire Dec 14, 2011 1:20 PM

Sugar Hill
 
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-a...2/2272x200.jpgUSCDL


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-b...2520AM.bmp.jpgKansas Sebastian

This was the end for the Thomas E. Gibbon house once on the big lot at 2272 S. Harvard, across from the still-extant Rindge house at 2263 (and at the opposite end of the block from Hattie McDaniel's at 2203 (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4650). Other neighbors still standing on the street include the Washburn house at 2200 (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4630), the Beckett house at 2218 (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1849), and the Cochran house (2249). Btw, don't miss the Robert Plant/Alison Krause video in the third link above.

Still surviving from the Gibbon house is this long arroyo-stone wall along LaSalle Street:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-v...2520AM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View


When I look at Kansas Sebastian's photostream of these great houses--of all the big houses from Pico-Union out toward the west--I am still amazed that Los Angeles has let so much architectural magnificence go to seed. It would be the equivalent of New Orleans (where I grew up) letting go of the Garden District and the entire length of St. Charles Avenue--but being bigger, L.A. has lost even more. Not that I don't understand the economics, demographics, and geographics behind the abandonment, but I'm still staggered. Windsor Hills, Hancock Park, Bel-Air and even Beverly Hills have their charms, but one can only imagine the mature magnificence of these old Los Angeles neighborhoods were they as intact as they were in their heydays.

jhny12 Dec 14, 2011 1:32 PM

:previous::previous:

I believe the movie "Running With Scissors" was also filmed at the Beckett House. It was painted Pink.

GaylordWilshire Dec 14, 2011 2:32 PM

etc.
 
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h...2520AM.bmp.jpgKansas Sebastian

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...2520AM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View

The George I Cochran house mentioned in the previous post... 2249 S. Harvard.


And the only other extant house on the block between 22nd Street and the circle in front of the Rindge house is that of Thomas W. Phillips at 2215:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q...2520AM.bmp.jpgWikipedia

Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs was filmed here, and it was used in the poster (photoshopped with other non-Harvard Blvd houses):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E...2520AM.bmp.jpgIMDB


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