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ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2015 11:33 PM

:previous: Thanks Hoss. -so it is the same house. right?

GaylordWilshire Oct 24, 2015 11:58 PM

:previous:


Another accident at the same corner....

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...-9237-0261.jpg

(From this post)

Another prior post concerning the corner is here


A later Berl Berry location:

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9683/kety.jpg

From this post

ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2015 12:13 AM

:previous: oops....my memory sucks. I thought I had made a pretty cool discovery. :(
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'mystery' location.

I happened across the following photographs the other day while perusing the ucla archives.
They show artist Stanley Reckless at his home in Los Angeles. I think there are enough clues that we might be able to find the location.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/yv4zwI.jpg
http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/ab...al-collections

:previous: A very steep street.




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/907/MIPHJz.jpg
http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/ab...al-collections

:previous: A balcony overlooking Silver Lake. (nice shoes....my Mom calls them 'Spectators')




In his studio.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/tOwJuR.jpg
http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/ab...al-collections


:previous: Out the window you can see very steep stairs......and on the wall you can see a very bad painting. ;)



"Reckless" only comes up two or three times in the lapl city directories.

here's what I found in the 1942 directory.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...907/DmvFHk.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections

Mr. Reckless died in 1955.
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HossC Oct 25, 2015 12:49 AM

:previous:

The 1936 CD lists Stanley Reckless at 2416 Loma Vista Place. That would mean that the steep hill was Earl Street.

ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2015 1:18 AM

:previous: -thx Hoss. (I'll have to gas up the google-mobile :))
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Skyroom Lounge at Huddle's, Santa Monica [c1955]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/sbxsGY.jpg



Sky Room Cocktails
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/xulXDv.jpg



aerial / situated at the end of the runway.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...908/vY3XHM.jpg
google_earth

:previous: This must have been a great place to nurse a gin & tonic and watch the planes take-off and land at Clover Field.



Article / "a futuristic glass-enclosed Skyroom Cocktail Lounge"
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/nosNQA.jpg
http://www.hilltopbeacon.com/

:previous: I was surprised to read that the building still stands!? (last paragraph)



Here's 3030 S. Bundy Drive today. I don't see much of a resemblance.:(

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/rGuEu1.jpg
gsv




There appears to be a statue of a surfer with wings on the front lawn.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...908/oc1slC.jpg
gsv

tovangar2 Oct 25, 2015 1:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7210628)
(nice shoes....my Mom calls them 'spectators')
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LOL. 'Spectators' have their own wiki page

ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2015 1:37 AM

:previous: lol.I'll have to show the wiki page to my Mom. -thx for the link t2.

westcork Oct 25, 2015 3:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7210688)
There appears to be a statue of a surfer with wings on the front lawn.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...908/oc1slC.jpg
gsv

A Community of Angels Sculptural Project
http://www.publicartinla.com/Community_of_Angels/

This guy was originally downtown at the Sanwa Plaza.
http://www.publicartinla.com/Communi.../weareall.jpeg
A Community of Angels Sculptural Project

Bristolian Oct 25, 2015 4:58 AM

Julius Shulman visited Milliron's in the year it opened. This is his "Job 434: Gruen and Krummeck, Milliron's (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1949". I'll start with this view of the front on a wet night in Westchester.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Great report on what was a wonderfully designed building. Too bad it has lost much of what made it special.
I used to work nearby and occasionally shop here when it was The Broadway in the '80s. At that time, the unique "M" shaped door handles used on all of the doors and seen in this photo were turned upside down to appear as "W"s. I think they justified that by figuring the W stood for Westchester.
When Broadway closed and it conveniently became Mervyn's they were flipped back over to become "M"s again.

Yes, I do notice trivial stuff.

CityBoyDoug Oct 25, 2015 5:09 AM

Thanks ER for the info on:

Stanley Reckless ~ artist

A painter and teacher, he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 22, 1892.

After settling on an art career, Stanley Zbytniewski adopted the name Reckless. He began his art training at the PAFA where he won the Cresson Traveling Scholarship (1915-16) for further study at Académie Julian in Paris. His art career was briefly interrupted while serving in WWI. Upon discharge, he worked in Pennsylvania until 1930 when he settled in Los Angeles. Initially, he taught at the Chouinard Art School and later served as director of the Art Center School.


I graduated from Art Center [School] but I had never heard of him. He was way before my time there.
When I was in college at Art Center they had a very strict dress code for males and females. No pants for girls and no beards for boys, etc. and many more Rules.

Flyingwedge Oct 25, 2015 7:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7180074)

I just now came across this excellent photograph/postcard on ebay.

'mystery' church, "recently erected" Los Angeles, 1913.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/909/Z37aD2.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOS-ANGELES-...item1ea48fa671

Do you think the school next door was a public school or parochial?

March 22, 1913 Los Angeles Times:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...o.jpg~original
LAPL

There was a rectory next door to the east; I think we see the home's front porch:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...1.jpg~original
CSUB -- http://web.csulb.edu/~odinthor/TrinEvan.jpg

The church was actually on West 18th St:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...i.jpg~original
1913 LA City Directory @ Fold3.com

Here are the church, rectory, and school on the 1950 Sanborn Map, at the SE corner of 18th and Cherry,
one block west of Georgia Street . . .
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...q.jpg~original
LAPL

. . . a site mostly consumed by freeway transition roads. The church was just east of the CHP office:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...y.jpg~original
Googlemap

tovangar2 Oct 25, 2015 3:58 PM

:previous:


I finally found e_r's prior post on Trinity Lutheran (that took forever)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5992762)


ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2015 3:59 PM

:previous: thank you. thank you. thank you FW and t2. It's been quite awhile since I posted that photograph.

It took forever to find t2, because I failed to include any searchable words. SORRY. I know better now.

tovangar2 Oct 25, 2015 4:16 PM

Pfft. We've all learned a lot since page 601. Thank you HossC for reminding us to use search terms.

ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2015 6:19 PM

detail / Trinity Lutheran School
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...910/vKHLLp.jpg
eBay

I've been trying to find another photograph of the school but haven't had any luck.

But I located the name of the principal and two teachers in 1930.

Trinity Lutheran School
Los Angeles, California
Principal: F. Dankworth
Teachers: Karl Kuehnert, Sigmund Wiegmann
Established: 1883





As for the church in 1930

Trinity Lutheran Church
18th and Cherry
Los Angeles, California
Rev: Arthur E. Michel, Pastor
Organized: 1882


This means Pastor Michel, found in the 1913 city directory by Flyingwedge, was still serving this church seventeen years later!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7210891)

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...i.jpg~original
1913 LA City Directory @ Fold3.com


To read more about Lutheran Churches in Los Angeles, and the surrounding area (in 1930) go here:
http://psd-lcms.fhcaleb.com/images/F...storyOfPSW.pdf

ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2015 7:47 PM

Beverwil and Olympic, 1933.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/Jy7Vm4.jpg
ebay

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ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2015 8:21 PM

rare snapshots, 1924.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/rmqS2Y.jpg
ebay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/aiWvL3.jpg
ebay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/lOL61W.jpg
ebay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/glFNWP.jpg
ebay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/on72KW.jpg
ebay

:previous: That's a doozy of a hat on that kid.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/0CMixI.jpg
ebay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/Elbfzu.jpg
ebay

Los Angeles City Employees Picnic.
Sycamore Grove
Sept. 9, 1924



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tovangar2 Oct 25, 2015 8:47 PM

Trinity Lutheran
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7211130)
detail / Trinity Lutheran School
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...910/vKHLLp.jpg
eBay

I've been trying to find another photograph of the school but haven't had any luck.

Could the school have been older than the church? I think of those open-work pavilion towers as being a late-Victorian thing, like the one on our third City Hall (1885, RB Young):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2...5%252520PM.jpg
old la environs

HossC Oct 25, 2015 9:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 7210837)

Julius Shulman visited Milliron's in the year it opened.

I used to work nearby and occasionally shop here when it was The Broadway in the '80s. At that time, the unique "M" shaped door handles used on all of the doors and seen in this photo were turned upside down to appear as "W"s. I think they justified that by figuring the W stood for Westchester.
When Broadway closed and it changed to Melvyn's they were flipped back over to become "M"s again.

Yes, I do notice trivial stuff.

Thanks for the extra info, Bristolian. I hadn't noticed the door handles. Here's an enlargement of the entrance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute


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Staying in Westchester, here's another Stiles Oliver Clements design photographed by Julius Shulman. It's "Job 264: Stiles Oliver Clements, Westchester Market (Los Angeles, Calif.),1948".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

A wider view showing Western Auto Supply on the right.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Both from Getty Research Institute

The location of this building nearly had me stumped. After striking out when I Googled "Westchester Food Palace" and "Westchester Market", I went back to my Shulman Westchester Bank of America post. Here's a detail view from one of the images at full resolution. In the distance of this north-looking shot on S Sepulveda is the huge Westchester sign (next to the black pole on the left).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
Detail from image at Getty Research Institute

Here's a 1953 aerial view which I've labeled with some of the buildings we've discussed recently. Assuming that I've correctly identified the Westchester Market/Food Palace building, it was demolished sometime between 1994 and 2003.

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

tovangar2 Oct 25, 2015 10:55 PM

Beverwil and Olympic, Beverly Hills
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7211192)

Thx. That 'Then" deserves a 'Now'. "Monument to the Stars" AKA "Celluloid" (1959), Robert Merrell Gage, is on the right:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9...5%252520PM.jpg
gvs

(City of Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission Report: January 14, 2015 re the Gage sculpture)



PS


If you really squint, I think one can see both the Beverly Wilshire (left) and the dome of the Beverly Theater (right) in the 1933 shot


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