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sopas ej Jun 22, 2010 4:24 PM

I found this on the USC Archive; the caption said that it shows Crenshaw looking south, with a car crossing it at 48th Street, 1930-1939.

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5...shawlookin.jpg

WRONG.

I saw the lamp posts and immediately knew that this shows Olympic Boulevard, being that those lamp posts are the "Olympic Specials." It's nice to see them here with their original teardrop luminaires. So, this is actually looking west along Olympic Boulevard at Crenshaw. You can even see the tower of Los Angeles High School to the left. This is where residential 10th Street branches off, though today, 10th Street no longer directly intersects with Olympic and Crenshaw. 10th Street is now closed at S. Victoria Avenue, and a landscaped grassy triangle has been created on that corner, with a driveway to a Rite Aid.

Vons Supermarket apparently was celebrating its 33rd anniversary in this picture, so that would date it to 1939.

gsjansen Jun 22, 2010 5:08 PM

I knew from the lamp posts cause' they're olympic specials??!!??

S EJ! you're amazing!:worship: amazing catch due to the oly's!

a few skid row images from pre-skid days. these are all focused around the intersection of towne and 5th

looking northwest from towne and 5th 1890. is that the bradbury mansion up at court and hill in the center of the photograph? the other two large structures would be the courthouse and the newly completed Los Angeles School building

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-4782?v=hr
USC Digital Archives


looking southwest at the intersection of towne and 5th 1890

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-3758?v=hr
USC Digital Archives


Looking south on towne from 5th street 1891

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-4794?v=hr
USC Digital Archives


Looking east on 5th from towne towards the arcade depot 1890

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-4784?v=hr
USC Digital Archives


Looking west on 5th from towne 1891

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-4788?v=hr
USC Digital Archives



the same view looking west on 5th from towne post skid set-in 1986

http://helios.library.ca.gov/soca/reagh/1990-1330.jpg
California state library


a 1926 aerial from grand and 5th looking east over the skid row area

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9067?v=hr
USC Digital Archives

gsjansen Jun 22, 2010 5:44 PM

noirish tale
 
after i met with my meal ticket client who stiffed me til i produced results, i high tailed it over to the southern pacific to hop a nightliner to san diego to get some lettuce from a pigeon who owed me. but first i needed a haircut so i stopped at a clip joint i knew on 5th and Stanford a short walk from the train for a snip and and a shave. but all i had in the buxton was a round trip ducat and a nickle...........good thing i was hungry.........................

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068906.jpg
LAPL


i had the spaghetti red.............................

gsjansen Jun 22, 2010 6:14 PM

noirish tale conclusion
 
i shookdown my san diego mark, and got back into town with a satisfying thickness in my breast pocket sometime late after midnight. as tired as i was, a stiff three finger was what i needed.........good thing it was a short walk to salvation

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics44/00041853.jpg
LAPL

the caption reads;

View looking west on Fifth Street from the southern pacific terminal on Central Avenue at 1:45 a.m., just before bar closing time.

gsjansen Jun 22, 2010 7:06 PM

looking west on wilshire from St. James Church 1936

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...2-12-ISLA?v=hr
USC Digital Archives

Beaudry Jun 23, 2010 6:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 4884582)
i haven't as of yet been been able to find out anymore about the Oliver residence........but Beaudry might have something to share.

here is his last paragraph in his 6/15/10 "144 S. Grand Revealed" post over at onbunkerhill.org


(Speaking of modern structures on the Hill, remind me sometime to tell y'all about 353 South Hope. The Stuart K. Oliver residence was built on the site of the Hildreth mansion's adjacent carriage house ca. 1952, and Oliver didn't want to sell or move. Stalled the CRA for years. The house was demolished around 1969.)


ok beaudry, consider this sometime and now's i'm remindin' ya! do tell....do tell! :yes:


the house is visible in all except the 1971 north/east aerial views above, (most notably the 1964 image)

here is the link to my original posting about the Stuart K. Oliver House

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1314

Well, dag, if yer all gum remindin' me...!

I guess I could write a li'l somethin'...

gsjansen Jun 23, 2010 2:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 4887773)
Well, dag, if yer all gum remindin' me...!

I guess I could write a li'l somethin'...

WOW!

watta' tale! thank you so much Mr. B for fillin' in the blanks.

now that i finally know the whole story, i'll be able to sleep soundly tonight, (providin' o' course that the grimey griftin' hopheads don't get me first)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...338-004~8?v=hr
USC Digital Archives


(san julian and fifth)

JordanRHughes Jun 23, 2010 9:54 PM

That is incredible! Man, some amazing finds in here guys!!

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...338-004~8?v=hr
las vegas nv hotels
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...2-12-ISLA?v=hr

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2010 11:01 PM

Vine Street in 1957.



http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/215...nenoir1957.jpg
calisphere

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2010 11:08 PM

300 block of N. Main St. (Thanks for the correction Beaudry)


http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/5...ofpicobldg.jpg
usc digital archive

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2010 11:19 PM

Broadway near the Majestic Theater.



http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7...ynoirnearm.jpg
usc digital archive


Find the one legged man.

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2010 11:23 PM

Hill north from 8th in 1929.


http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6...eetnorthfr.jpg
usc digital archive

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2010 11:38 PM

Wilshire Blvd. in the 1940s


http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/9...lsguessing.jpg
ebay slide

Notice Bullocks Wilshire's art deco tower in the far distance.

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2010 12:19 AM

6th & Main in 1955.



http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/583...acificelec.jpg
calisphere

GaylordWilshire Jun 24, 2010 1:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4888912)
Wilshire Blvd. in the 1940s


http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/9...lsguessing.jpg
ebay slide

Notice Bullock's Wilshire in the far distance.

Now, ethereal, you know it pains me to correct you...but I hope you will see it as correcting the historical record.... This is actually a shot of 7th Street at the south side of MacArthur Park, looking northwest. While Bullock's tower appears to be along the street in the picture, actually it is not. The LARY "R" line followed 7th--if 7th continued straight without its westerly jog at Hoover, it would run directly to the Bullock building's northwest corner. (Btw, on its westbound run, the "R" line followed 7th to Vermont to 3rd to La Brea.)


http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...,0.024762&z=15

Beaudry Jun 24, 2010 7:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4888880)
Main & Pico in 1938.


http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/5...ofpicobldg.jpg
usc digital archive

Wow, and I thought I knew my way around USC and I hadn't seen this wonderful evocative neony image. One thing though, it's nowhere near Pico...though very near the Pico House which is a stone's throw N up Main...this is the 300 block of N Main, just down from the Baker Block. Check out here and here -- it all came down in the Spring of '57 and you now know this part of the world as Bowron Square with the Triforium and such.

Beaudry Jun 24, 2010 7:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 4888085)
WOW!

watta' tale! thank you so much Mr. B for fillin' in the blanks.

now that i finally know the whole story, i'll be able to sleep soundly tonight, (providin' o' course that the grimey griftin' hopheads don't get me first)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...338-004~8?v=hr
USC Digital Archives


(san julian and fifth)

Glad ya liked it! And hey, the grimey griftin' hopheads are my people, I'll put in a good word for ya...

Now if you'll excuse me...gotta get me a pint and a racing form...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/...3429d6e7_b.jpg

(Wm. Reagh, Chinatown, 1976, Cal State Archives)

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2010 3:15 PM

Thanks for the corrections GaylordWilshire & Beaudry.

gsjansen Jun 24, 2010 4:24 PM

Towering Inferno!
 
Union Bank Building 1988

http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/ima...caleFactor=1.2
UCLA Digital Collection


first interstate bank building

http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/ima...caleFactor=1.2
UCLA Digital Collection


Bradbury Building 1947

http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/ima...caleFactor=1.2
UCLA Digital Collection


Newmark Brothers Building first and san pedro 1928

http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/ima...caleFactor=1.2
UCLA Digital Collection

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2010 8:11 PM

A view from Angels Flight in 1928.


http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7...lightview1.jpg
calisphere


So I take it that the couple is walking along Clay Street?


http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7...lightview1.jpg





Below: Detail of the first photo.

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/7...lightview1.jpg
calisphere


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