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ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2017 1:21 AM

Here's another photograph that I believe is new to NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Fp1A2w.jpg
Pasadena Digital History

Exterior photograph of Mayor's Diamonds & Watches storefront, located at 342 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA."




While I was locating the source again I found an additional photograph that shows the interior of Mayor's.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/begqVE.jpg


Looking at this photo my Dad would jokingly say "Don't Do It Buddy." :)





They forgot to order a set of hands for the interior clock.
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ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2017 1:44 AM

Here are four 'mystery' Long Beach locations found in a group of slides dated 1949.


Leff's Baby Shop

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/061Nm5.jpg
ebay





Aaron Schultz

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/Pk4YiX.jpg
ebay







Pastor's Cafe

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/K6H0US.jpg
ebay






Ricarts Restaurant & Seafood Bar

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/WoBEat.jpg
ebay


Do you think any of these buildings are still standing? Get sleuthing people! :)
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CityBoyDoug Oct 3, 2017 1:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7940419)
Here are four 'mystery' Long Beach locations found in a group of slides dated 1

Ricarts Restaurant & Seafood Bar

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/WoBEat.jpg
ebay


Do you think any of these buildings are still standing? Get sleuthing people! :)
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A different, possibly later view....North Long Beach. 4343 Atlantic Ave.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/...2bf350_o_d.png
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/...2bf350_o_d.png

Here is a 2017 view of the same building. Its a Doctor's office.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4482/...59172a_o_d.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4482/...59172a_o_d.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2017 2:19 AM

:previous: That was fast CBD! What a great photo.
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One location included in this slide group has been visited several times on NLA. (no doubt because it's so darn cool)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/ypW4Yq.jpg





Welch's, 4401 Atlantic Boulevard (on the north-west corner of the intersection with E San Antonio Drive)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/D6nSJZ.jpg

Some photogarphs show a large neon palm tree and the word 'restaurant' on the cylindrical area, but I don't see it here. (it actual looks better here, without it) *





I would have left out that rectangular 'stained glass' area too. (merely my humble opinion ;)) -on second thought, maybe it isn't stained glass. Does anyone know for sure?

#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/kXmp6v.jpg
ebay

I can't go on without mentioning the great looking cab. (I wonder if it drove the photograph to the location)




This 3rd, and last, slide has a closer look at the cab. (note the driver is in it waiting)

#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/tBWEoz.jpg
ebay

Anyone have an idea what the building is next door? (it looks like it might be an auditorium or modern church)


Go HERE to see additional photos of the interior of Welch's (courtesy of our man Hoss)
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*Here is that neon palm and the restaurant sign I mentioned at the top of the post.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/MjjENP.jpg
William Bird on flickr

CityBoyDoug Oct 3, 2017 3:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7940452)
:previous: That was fast CBD! What a great photo.
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One location included in this slide group has been visited several times on NLA. (no doubt because it's so darn cool
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*Here is that neon palm and the restaurant sign I mentioned at the top of the post.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/MjjENP.jpg
William Bird on flickr

No er that's not stained glass...that was the waiting area. The round part of building is the bar. It was discreetly hidden from the restaurant customers. I had dinner here several times....they always were very kind to kids. It was mostly seafood...served on a plate that was placed on a wood serving tray...so cool.

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2017 3:11 AM

Thanks for the information CBD. You were lucky to have eaten there. It's such an interesting place.

For some reason I thought I remembered a photograph of the circular part and there was a stained glass window visible. (obviously I was thinking of a different place :shrug:)




Here's a closer look at that rectangular area. (hmm, I don't even believe it's translucent)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/wCdrBm.jpg

I definitely would have left it off if I were the architect/designer. -the round form is so beautiful in it's simplicity (reminds me somewhat of the Ford Rotunda in Dearborn MI)
on a much smaller scale of course.

(again, just my opinion, be it ever so humble ;))
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Bristolian Oct 3, 2017 3:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7940430)
A different, possibly later view....North Long Beach. 4343 Atlantic Ave.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/...2bf350_o_d.png
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/...2bf350_o_d.png

Bob Lemon is the Hall of Fame pitcher and former New York Yankee manager who grew up in and then lived in Long Beach throughout his playing career and in retirement.

Some good info and photos here about Atlantic Avenue and the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach: http://onbunkerhill.org/manneats2/

GaylordWilshire Oct 3, 2017 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7940346)
GW's comment reminded me of this photograph I believe is new to NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/QWmkSr.jpg
posted by Michael Lee Price on Vintage Los Angeles

This snapshot shows a vast parking lot (or is it two?) and the Capital Records Bldg. construction in 1955.

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Another parking lot, with another '55 Ford. And its still a parking lot, or lots--same view recently, taken from Ivar Street. (The "El Capitan Theatre"
sign on the building at right confused me aqt first....)

PS Is it me, or has Google Street View become much more difficult to use (again) lately? Can't turn many corners without encountering a white box...



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2b...=w1158-h647-no

odinthor Oct 3, 2017 3:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7940535)
Thanks for the information CBD. You were lucky to have eaten there [Welch's]. It's such an interesting place.


Me too! Me too! I've eaten there. It was not too terribly far from my father's office, so on celebratory occasions that was one of the places on the possibilities list at which to meet him after work. All I recall is that it seemed very dark inside to me.

I had to laugh: I've been in the Long Beach area too long. Half-awake, I blinkingly looked at those "unknown Long Beach locations" in e_r's initial post, and said to myself, "Hm. Those feel like Atlantic." And then . . .

GaylordWilshire Oct 3, 2017 4:07 PM

I enjoyed this Moby-on-LA-architecture video--lots of the usual architectural suspects, but enjoyable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDHi...&feature=share.
It comes complete with an image including yet another '55 Ford wagon (this time a 6-passenger Country Sedan). (Btw, aside from top-selling Chevy & Ford, you
can almost always find a '55 Buick, the third in sales that year, in pictures of this vintage....)

Anyway, I'm not sure what house this is...anyone?


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uy...=w1050-h502-no

CityBoyDoug Oct 3, 2017 4:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7941012)
I enjoyed this Moby-on-LA-architecture video--lots of the usual architectural suspects, but enjoyable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDHi...&feature=share.
It comes complete with an image including yet another '55 Ford wagon (this time a 6-passenger Country Sedan). (Btw, aside from top-selling Chevy & Ford, you
can almost always find a '55 Buick, the third in sales that year, in pictures of this vintage....)

Anyway, I'm not sure what house this is...anyone?


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uy...=w1050-h502-no


Case Study House #22, 1960, Pierre Koenig, Los Angeles

JeffDiego Oct 3, 2017 4:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7939744)
:previous:


Actually, the primary hallmark of Streamline Modern is horitzontal lines.

Btw, love the Planned Parenthood sideswipe. Really? Here?

Agreed. Nasty swipes at Planned Parenthood here? Nah. Not appropriate.

GaylordWilshire Oct 3, 2017 5:49 PM

More less-often-seen Stahl house images--the Ford again, plus another nice chassis or three; child being prepared for dinner (Shari Fricassee):


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wo...s=w809-h647-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/un...k=w972-h647-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GA...s=w571-h181-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lz...0=w858-h647-no
http://openbuildings.com/http://x.naveen.com/Stahl Trust-LAT

HossC Oct 3, 2017 6:29 PM

:previous:

Although it looked like one of the Case Study houses, I wouldn't have known which one if CBD hadn't told us. Armed with that information, I knew where to find more images.

This is a selection from Julius Shulman's "Job 2980: Case Study House No. 22 (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1960".

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

I'm guessing that the image in the Moby video was by Julius Shulman, because there's a similar view showing the same '55 Ford in this set. The picture below shows the front of a different car, but not enough for me to recognize it.

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

The open-plan living area and fireplace...

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

... and the nighttime view from the edge of the pool.

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

Most of the images I've omitted are black & white views of the same places from different angles, but this one wasn't in color.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Case Study House No 22, aka The Stahl House, is at 1635 Woods Drive. The architect was Pierre Koenig. The road appears to be private, so there's no GSV image, but there are plenty of more recent pictures online.

CityBoyDoug Oct 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7941203)
:previous:

Although it looked like one of the Case Study houses, I wouldn't have known which one if CBD hadn't told us. Armed with that information, I knew where to find more images.

This is a selection from Julius Shulman's "Job 2980: Case Study House No. 22 (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1960".


Most of the images I've omitted are black & white views of the same places from different angles, but this one wasn't in color.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Case Study House No 22, aka The Stahl House, is at 1635 Woods Drive. The architect was Pierre Koenig. The road appears to be private, so there's no GSV image, but there are plenty of more recent pictures online.

Yes Hoss, there is indeed a private road gate installed there now. I do not know when this was done. Six homes are now located on this ''private'' road.

to see gate, copy & paste>>>>>google.com/maps/@34.1015237,-118.3699899,3a,37.5y,208.31h,82.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssVcH2eURWG-CezWdtkGTHQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

GaylordWilshire Oct 3, 2017 7:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7941203)

I'm guessing that the image in the Moby video was by Julius Shulman, because there's a similar view showing the same '55 Ford in this set. The picture below shows the front of a different car, but not enough for me to recognize it.

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


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Mn...M=w666-h397-no



That would be a '57 Plymouth.... (I'd have kept the Ford.)

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2017 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7939744)
Btw, love the Planned Parenthood sideswipe. Really? Here?

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7941055)
Agreed. Nasty swipes at Planned Parenthood here? Nah. Not appropriate.

I agree 100%

Keep politics (especially current politics) out of the thread.


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LAsam Oct 4, 2017 1:12 AM

That Case Study #22, AKA the Stahl House, offers tours to the public. I took one a year or so ago at dusk and it was a great experience. Check out the following website for more info:

http://stahlhouse.com/

Mstimc Oct 4, 2017 1:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7941012)
I enjoyed this Moby-on-LA-architecture video--lots of the usual architectural suspects, but enjoyable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDHi...&feature=share.
It comes complete with an image including yet another '55 Ford wagon (this time a 6-passenger Country Sedan). (Btw, aside from top-selling Chevy & Ford, you
can almost always find a '55 Buick, the third in sales that year, in pictures of this vintage....)

Anyway, I'm not sure what house this is...anyone?


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uy...=w1050-h502-no

Glad to see there was more to this house than first appeared. From this angle, if you told me this was a house made from a couple of old sea bins, I'd believe you!

Bristolian Oct 4, 2017 3:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7941607)
I agree 100%

Keep politics (especially current politics) out of the thread.


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My $.02

The comments sections in other sites I visit and many other places on the net quickly turn into political cesspools completely unrelated to the original topic so it was very refreshing to have found this thread which has managed to steer clear of that. I'd also like to see it remain that way.


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