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ethereal_reality Jul 23, 2014 11:29 PM

Here's a very beautiful early photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/5ac010.jpg
ebay

Does anyone know where this particular tract was located? I've never heard of it before.



The photograph is by Shaffner Photography located at 509 Sixth Street, Los Angeles.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...540/883f4d.jpg
detail


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HossC Jul 24, 2014 12:39 AM

:previous:

Could this be the right Boulevard Tract? This circa 1887 map has the title: "Topographical map showing the boulevard between Los Angeles and Pasadena : Boulevard Tract, property of San Rafael Land & Water Co."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...t.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library

ethereal_reality Jul 24, 2014 12:54 AM

:previous: Oh man, thanks HossC. That's it! -beyond a doubt. :)
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CityBoyDoug Jul 24, 2014 3:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6666591)
:previous:

Fascinating.

The animals know that room is a scary place. I always used to bring a big towel from home to put on that ice cold steel exam table. You would think that a vet Dr. would know that animals have feelings.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps3134e72d.jpg
LAPL

SMB Streamline Mod Jul 24, 2014 3:46 AM

Thank you!! We've been trying to get in. We don't know if it's still there but it's the kind of detail that through the years tenants probably wondered why it was there....hopefully. :)

SMB Streamline Mod Jul 24, 2014 3:48 AM

Absolutely stunning!! Exactly how the Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne on SMB should look like!

SMB Streamline Mod Jul 24, 2014 3:52 AM

You went to this vet??
 
You went to this vet? Did you go to it while it was Dr Jones' or Dr Nichols' practice?

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6666523)
Most dogs and cats find this room a very scary place to be. I know that all of mine did over a period of 40 years. How did I know? They were shaking and had a terrified look in their eyes.


SMB Streamline Mod Jul 24, 2014 4:00 AM

Photo album bid
 
We tried bidding on that photo album but was outbid. Do you know who won it? The seller told us that the 2 albums he was selling belonged to the Jones' family!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6645959)
I found some black and white snapshots from a 1940's photo album on ebay.

Here's one:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/855/glf6.jpg

Dr. Jones Dog and Cat Hospital, 9080 Santa Monica Boulevard.

This little art deco building stands empty today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/819/f2k4.jpg
GSV



entrance/nice deco street numbers
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/853/ho70.jpg
detail



..as it appeared on ebay.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640.../834/jakx8.jpg

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SMB Streamline Mod Jul 24, 2014 4:07 AM

It's on Doheny, just south of the corner of SMB/Dohney. Building in center is still there! Has a handful of cute little shops.

Lwize Jul 24, 2014 1:36 PM

Robinsons-May Beverly Hills has finally met the wrecking ball.

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-02/52310897.jpg
(latimes.com)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8xX1eVjhwq...00/photo+2.JPG
(buildinglosangeles.blgspot.com)

Here's a 2009 article talking about the iconic department store:

Quote:

Robinsons-May Beverly Hills: A shopping icon that may drop

By SAM WATTERS

Lost L.A. unearths something that's buried in history. It tells stories of buildings that have been razed, burned or renovated into extinction. Developers often cause these wipeouts, explaining them away as the price of progress. Translation: the cost of greed.

The progress of profit is on the move again, but this time you can see the victim -- the former Robinsons-May building in Beverly Hills -- before it's rubble.

In 1883, J.W. Robinson's opened in downtown L.A., bringing west the tradition of the American department store that began in New York. These early emporiums were democratic and efficient. From their racks and open shelves, bankers' wives and modest secretaries could dress themselves and their houses, all in an afternoon.

For years Robinson's executives resisted suburban expansion. That changed after World War II, when 3,000 people a day poured into L.A. and developers slapped up houses on cheap, open lots. Robinson's tested the waters with a shop in the Beverly Hills store of MGM costume designer Gilbert Adrian. In 1950, management took the plunge, committing to build more than 200,000 square feet at 9900 Wilshire Blvd.

Robinson's entrusted its new store -- and $6 million -- to celebrated designers. The architect-engineers were Charles O. Matcham, Charles Luckman and William Pereira, an L.A. star whose career led to the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, the now-mangled Los Angeles County Museum of Art complex and CBS' Television City. Raymond Loewy and Associates, designers of the Lucky Strike logo, the Sears Coldspot refrigerator and the Greyhound bus, did the interiors. For the landscaping of almost 8 acres, Florence Yoch and Lucile Council were on hand. They had designed gardens for "Gone With the Wind" and the grounds of Jack Warner's estate, today David Geffen's.

When Robinson's Beverly Hills opened on Feb. 13, 1952, it celebrated the progress of invention. Curious shoppers parked their Chevys and Fords in an 1,100-space lot. They walked through glass doors in the low, marble building and discovered a shining new world that combined, as The Times reported, "striking architecture and sophisticated smartness."

Old-line department stores had been cluttered. This Robinson's was open and spacious, with four levels connected by "vertical transportation," two escalators and two elevators. Loewy explained that "free flow traffic" made for easy "arcade shopping." There were yard goods, children's clothes, Adrian's boutique and Robinaire, a shop for budget dresses. At the top was the Pink Tent for lunch.

The home furnishings department was on the "garden level." It was the highlight of the store, a boutique with a living-room feel.

Floor-to-ceiling windows looked out on a California patio. Instead of department store counters and wood floors, there were streamlined cabinets and wall-to-wall carpeting. The Loewy firm was proud of the tables illuminating imported cut crystal, porcelain figurines and plates. It had used modern design to make the traditional look new.

The message to the decorator-housewife: You too can belong to the future.

For more than 50 years Robinson's was the neighborhood store, with architect Welton Becket's 1953 Beverly Hilton hotel across the street. Shopping and lunch before picking up the kids at school was a tradition until 2006, when management closed the store, by then known as Robinsons-May.

In 2007, the planning and resources management firm Jones & Stokes Associates determined that the place that launched decentralized shopping in America was eligible for the California Register of significant sites. But the fate of 9900 Wilshire was already in the hands of developers.

First, there was New Pacific Realty, which paid Getty Center architect Richard Meier to design a green hotel and condo complex with private and public gardens. New Pacific, which paid $33.5 million for the site, issued a statement that said its development, requiring the demolition of the historic 1952 department store, would reflect "the standards and values of Beverly Hills throughout the world," according to a story in The Times.

Next up were Christian and Nicholas Candy, thirtysomething British developers of condos for the Euro rich. They picked up the property and Meier's plans for $500 million from New Pacific. The brothers' Iceland banking partner collapsed in the global financial crisis, and a request this week for Candy & Candy to update The Times on the future of the development went unanswered. Zoning variances and permits, however, supported by enthusiastic city officials, authorize construction to begin after a nearby school is out.

So get in your Prius and drive on over to 9900 Wilshire. Seize this opportunity to see a part of your present before progress makes it part of your past.

Watters is author of "Los Angeles Houses, 1885-1935."
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-hm-l...r14-story.html

Engine54 Jul 24, 2014 4:02 PM

L.A.'s Theater District
 
Hello all!

I was away for a week on vacation and have spent much of the rest of the time trying to get back into the swing of things.

I've got a new post for you from Newswire L.A. This is a "Raul's L.A." segment where he takes us into Downtown L.A. to some of L.A. historic theaters. Along the way, we check out the old May Company, Cliftons, and LAFD Fire Station No. 28.

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1HpiZep7Vk

Andys Jul 24, 2014 5:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6667020)
The animals know that room is a scary place. I always used to bring a big towel from home to put on that ice cold steel exam table. You would think that a vet Dr. would know that animals have feelings.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps3134e72d.jpg
LAPL

The photo perhaps suggests an attempt make the animals feel safe by employing a house pet, which could be the case here with the german shepherd on the chair. The guy in the photo (Vet?) displays a certain gentleness by his expression. Many Vet's and pet stores have house pets to create a relaxed, welcome, and less stressful enviornment. To me, this photo looks like a thumbs-up.

Andys

Swink'sBack Jul 24, 2014 6:48 PM

Architecture of Downtown via drone
 
I'm really into these videos shot with drones of architecture porn. And this one of downtown Los Angeles buildings is one of the best! Maybe some one has posted this all ready but just in case here it is…

http://vimeo.com/101231747

Martin Pal Jul 24, 2014 6:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6645959)
I found some black and white snapshots from a 1940's photo album on ebay.

Here's one:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/855/glf6.jpg

Dr. Jones Dog and Cat Hospital, 9080 Santa Monica Boulevard.

This little art deco building stands empty today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/819/f2k4.jpg
GSV
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In observing these two photos again, is it the angle of the photo, or was part of the right side of the building removed? I see a door was added, but it seems to me the side of the building is shorter in the current GSV image. :???:

ethereal_reality Jul 24, 2014 7:50 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/414964.jpg
ebay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/902/3507b2.jpg


This collection is from the estate of Mrs. Loris Melford Hahn. Mrs. Hahn was a silent movie actress. In 1918 she created Melford Kennels and was a very successful breeder of dog.


Here is Loris Melford (Hahn) in an unknown silent. That's her in the front with the beads/pearls in her hair.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...539/87f601.jpg
ebay




There she is, way in the back.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...539/33f8c2.jpg
ebay



Here she is after starting Melford Kennels.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/e9db90.jpg








In 1925 Mrs. Hahn's son Gene was born.

infant Gene
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/fef977.jpg
ebay


A fair amount of the photographs give you a glimpse of the residential area surrounding 5828 S. Grand Avenue.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/909/f1b9dd.jpg
ebay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/745/eeab80.jpg
ebay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/b08005.jpg
ebay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/cece8f.jpg
ebay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/910/8bdcbb.jpg
ebay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/af0094.jpg
ebay




-this one appears to have been taken in a different location. (I see rail cars and a tower of some sort..
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/912/b2fb6f.jpg
ebay


advertising purposes?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/913/26aee9.jpg
ebay



...last but not least, Gene on a pony.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/904/82ffbc.jpg
ebay

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CityBoyDoug Jul 24, 2014 10:17 PM

Noirish LA goes to the dogs...
 
Strongheart was originally named Etzel von Oeringen, he was trained in the style of K9 Police Dogs and assigned to the German military during WWI. A descendant of a very carefully bred line, the 125 pound dog was fearless and powerfully built.

Famous animal trainer and American director, Laurence Trimble and his screenwriter wife, Jane Murfin, began searching for a dog in Europe that could appear in motion pictures. When Trimble came across 3 year old Etzel von Oeringen in 1920, he knew he found what he was looking for. He appeared in seven movies....most were filmed in Hollywood or nearby mountains.



Read more: http://www.german-shepherd-lore.com/...#ixzz38QWLPpmO

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps48c3653d.jpg

Strongheart the Movie Dog.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psf9b50d5f.jpg
German Shepard lore

HossC Jul 24, 2014 10:21 PM

Some Bert Rovere/Paris Inn items from eBay which I think are new to NLA.

"Candid Camera Souvenir" postcard which the seller dates as circa 1940s (another seller has the same card with a 1946 postmark).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ertRovere1.jpg
eBay

This one is supposedly from the 1950s. It's the full version of the picture which appears in the center of the bottom row on the postcard above, although one of them has been mirrored.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ertRovere2.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ertRovere3.jpg
eBay

And something a little different. It's described as a "Vernon Kilns collector plate" and dated at 1926. Are there any musicians out there who can play the tune around the rim?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
eBay

CityBoyDoug Jul 25, 2014 12:09 AM

Milford Kennels Los Angeles
 
Don't get near the baby.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps465fe325.jpg
eBay

GaylordWilshire Jul 25, 2014 12:34 AM

:previous:

Milford as opposed to Melford?




https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H...2520PM.bmp.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s...2520PM.bmp.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k...2520PM.bmp.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y...2520PM.bmp.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-t...2520PM.bmp.jpg


All from this interesting video: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...sually_see.php

GaylordWilshire Jul 25, 2014 12:47 AM

http://i.imgur.com/AOhQEuz.jpg?1?9836


Complete with soundtrack of the crunching--another, much sadder, video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WESv3Z7DZIw

3390 West San Marino Street


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