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HossC May 16, 2014 1:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6579905)

And the monumental entrance is even more strange when compared to the rest of the modest and single story building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/834/b8fx.jpg
google_earth

I was hoping someone on the thread might be familiar with this area and know the history of this building. It's been bugging me
ever since I came across it a week or so ago.

The address seems to be 1436 Goodrich Boulevard. The aerial below captures the building nearing completion in 1948. That date is confirmed by www.propertyshark.com. Triggs Street appears to have been added to the intersection when the nearby Santa Ana Freeway was constructed a couple of years after this aerial was taken.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Health1948.jpg
Historic Aerials

FredH May 16, 2014 1:09 AM

1952 - Amestoy Block, in the shadow of the Federal Building.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psf07a6ade.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/8705/rec/31

FredH May 16, 2014 1:21 AM

April 1958 - Rear portion of J. & B. Wilson Block - Flatbed trucks used for hauling away building debris
from 110-120 East 1st Street. City Hall partially visible in the background.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psd9e12c9c.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/co...id/7940/rec/73

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psb4663810.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/co...id/7940/rec/73

FredH May 16, 2014 1:41 AM

1953 - B. F. Coulter Building, 213-223 South Broadway.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps58f8aa90.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/8731/rec/64

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psa412559a.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/8731/rec/64

I see the Cleveland Wrecking Company signs on the building, so it must be ready to come down.


By the way, this is an interesting story on the Cleveland Wrecking Co. from 1994:

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-01-...ing-demolition

oldstuff May 16, 2014 3:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6579689)
Atherton Villa Apts. Burbank. Is anyone familiar with this fine looking building?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/835/bfkl.jpgebay

postmarked 1921
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The building was apparently apartments earlier in its life. I remember it as being the Pacific Evangelical United Bretheren Home for the Aged in the 50's and 60's. It was located in on East Cypress Avenue on the northwest side of the street, between Glenoaks and Third streets. I find another postcard from later on which gives the address as 361 E. Cypress. The building was torn down in about 1974 or so and a larger, more modern apartment complex for elderly people was built, which now covers the entire block between Cypress and Harvard Road. My first job was to write letters, checks and things for a woman who resided in the home and was no longer able to hold a pen. This was in the late 60's.

I see the postmark on the back of the picture you posted is 1921
Google "United Bretheren Home Burbank" in Images to see a color picture of the home in the late 50's

HossC May 16, 2014 4:11 PM

:previous:

No amount of Googling can replace personal recollections :).

I'm guessing that this is the picture you were talking about, oldstuff.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rbankHome1.jpg
www.cardcow.com

Using the information, I also found this postcard on eBay. The seller dates it as circa 1930s, when it was apparently called the Pacific Evangelical Home for Aged People.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rbankHome2.jpg
eBay

Here's how the building and grounds looked in 1954. The next date available is 1972, and that just shows an empty lot.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rbankHome3.jpg
Historic Aerials

ethereal_reality May 16, 2014 5:01 PM

:previous: Thanks for solving the mystery of the Atherton Villa Apts oldstuff and HossC. -much appreciated.
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GaylordWilshire May 16, 2014 5:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6578338)
The 700 block of S. Hobart Avenue

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102.../835/53uk4.jpg
google_earth

Have you ever wondered what is lost when a block is overrun with cookie-cutter apartments?


Here are two examples.

http://i.imgur.com/yytgydY.jpg?1?4807http://i.imgur.com/2300y5L.jpg?1?5274
ebay

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https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-l...2520AM.bmp.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...2520AM.bmp.jpg
LAT Feb 8, 1920


You do find the best random shots, ER-- These are great views of two just-finished spec houses built in Pellissier Square by Andrew Getty in addition to his own a block and a half north at the southwest corner of Wilshire and Hobart. (Btw, Andrew Getty was unrelated to other Wilshire Boulevard Gettys.) The story of that house (651 South Hobart) is in the works here:

http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...lease-see.html

rcarlton May 16, 2014 5:32 PM

Greenwald murder, 1957 (Hollywood strangler claims third victim)
 
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0USC

[IMG]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/...d631b74b_b.jpg4020 Holly Knoll Dr by rcarlton1[/IMG]

Mrs. Esther Greenwald was found murdered by her husband Maurice (49) around 6 pm August 19, 1957 at 4020 Holly Knoll Drive.

The front and back doors were both locked. Esther (born October 5, 1904) is lying face-down across the hallway with her head in a pool of blood on the bedroom floor and her feet in the bathroom. She's wearing a blue nightgown, gray housecoat and red slippers and has been strangled with the cord from her housecoat. She's wearing two diamond rings.

Dr. Gerald K. Ridge, the medical examiner, says that death occurred sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

In her bedroom her diamond wrist watch is on the dresser and there's a fur stole in the closet. Robbery does not appear to be a motive.

Her husband, Maurice stated that they had gone to the airport to see off some relatives who were flying to Hawaii the night before. They stopped somewhere for bagels and coffee, and didn't get home until 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. Maurice left for work at about 7:15 am.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0USC
Maurice Greenwald showing how he touched her arm & found she was dead (cold).

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ald&DMROTATE=0USC
Lt. Herman Zander (right) arrests Maurice Greenwald for murder of wife.

The inquest will find enough evidence to make him criminally responsible for the strangulation of his wife Esther. Maurice snarled, "Now they will make a captain out of you!" to Lt. Herman Zander homicide detective as he was arrested. Maurice apparently turned on the heating unit in their house to make determining time of death difficult.

A jury found Maurice not guilty. He was born November 6, 1907 in New York, died August 11, 1982 in San Bernardino, California.

ethereal_reality May 16, 2014 5:52 PM

Have we seen this children's hospital before? We probably have, but it doesn't look familiar to me.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/837/vel8.jpg
ebay

That must be a sun room along the front on the third story.
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GaylordWilshire May 16, 2014 6:02 PM

:previous:


http://jpg1.lapl.org/00078/00078345.jpg
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00078/00078344.jpg

Above are a couple of shots of Children's Hospital at Sunset and Vermont, with additions to the building (opened 1914) in the postcard view.


LAPL

ethereal_reality May 16, 2014 6:48 PM

:previous: Excellent GW! -thanks.



Academy Award Theater, 9038 Melrose Avenue, circa 1951
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/841/a5c2.jpg
ebay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/837/ihq9.jpg
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AlvaroLegido May 16, 2014 6:58 PM

The Asphalt Jungle 4 years later
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6579645)
Smogtown 1954

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/843/qcky.jpg
ebay

-We've seen smog pictures before, but I believe this is a new one to NLA.

I guess we're at 1st Street below Grand Avenue. The hill is being leveled between Olive and Hill Streets. Very noirish picture never seen on the thread which could well start a film noir if it was in motion... Maybe I'm thinking of "The Asphalt Jungle" which starts with a car climbing 1st Street on the same section.

oldstuff May 16, 2014 7:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6580702)
:previous:

No amount of Googling can replace personal recollections :).

I'm guessing that this is the picture you were talking about, oldstuff.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rbankHome1.jpg
www.cardcow.com

Using the information, I also found this postcard on eBay. The seller dates it as circa 1930s, when it was apparently called the Pacific Evangelical Home for Aged People.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rbankHome2.jpg
eBay

Here's how the building and grounds looked in 1954. The next date available is 1972, and that just shows an empty lot.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rbankHome3.jpg
Historic Aerials

The buildings on the left top corner of the aerial picture are Burbank High School. The curved street is Harvard Road. The straight street to the left of that was the bottom part of Grinnell Drive but it was taken out when the school property was expanded. It now starts up again below the High School and runs past IKEA.

ethereal_reality May 16, 2014 9:15 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6579779)
MichaelRyerson, one of the buildings in your picture is the Hotel Trenton at 427 S Olive. I don't think we've seen this colorized image before.

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

HossC, here's an interesting view of the Hotel Trenton. (I first posted this years and years ago)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/844/tsai.jpg
old file of mine
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CityBoyDoug May 16, 2014 10:38 PM

Look Both Ways and do not play in the street.
 
This is a created scene pertaining to child safety....1931. The location is Wilshire and McCadden Place.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps32cbc652.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psa645543f.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps5c2093bd.jpg
USC collection

GaylordWilshire May 16, 2014 11:02 PM

:previous:


I'd be surprised if the location of these shots was actually even near the intersection of Wilshire & McCadden. Hancock Park houses are generally much bigger than those in the pictures. The picture below is indeed of Wilshire & McCadden, looking southeast. (The gabled house was at the SE corner of Wilshire & Longwood, not in Hancock Park proper, but of the general size of HP houses.) The image was lumped with those of the children in one of several batches on the USC site illustrating traffic hazards and solutions...the now-closed subway entrances are seen on either side of Wilshire here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3...2520PM.bmp.jpgUSCDL

Another set of traffic hazards/solutions is here.

CityBoyDoug May 17, 2014 3:38 AM

Danger Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6581418)
:previous:


I'd be surprised if the location of these shots was actually even near the intersection of Wilshire & McCadden. Hancock Park houses are generally much bigger than those in the pictures. The picture below is indeed of Wilshire & McCadden, looking southeast. (The gabled house was at the SE corner of Wilshire & Longwood, not in Hancock Park proper, but of the general size of HP houses.) The image was lumped with those of the children in one of several batches on the USC site illustrating traffic hazards and solutions...the now-closed subway entrances are seen on either side of Wilshire here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3...2520PM.bmp.jpgUSCDL

Another set of traffic hazards/solutions is here.

I don't know about 1931 but those cross-street subways are way too dangerous for today's uncivilized society. Today they are the perfect place to be raped or robbed.

Flyingwedge May 17, 2014 5:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6581293)
HossC, here's an interesting view of the Hotel Trenton. (I first posted this years and years ago)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/844/tsai.jpg
old file of mine
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One more Hotel Trenton, taken Jan 30 1912, with a little bit of the Olive Street School at right:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/12561/rec/37

LA Times, April 16, 1905:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original

Prior Trentonian posts:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21479
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1334
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19884

Flyingwedge May 17, 2014 6:44 AM

Hotel Snow, SW corner 6th and Flower
 
April 25, 1912:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/12562/rec/48

Previous posts on the Hotel Snow, later known as the Southland Hotel:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2099
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8747
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=20092


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