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Those Who Squirm! Dec 5, 2013 7:13 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6363278)
Quote:

Originally Posted by BiffRayRock
1938 - San Gabriel Art Gallery on W Santa Anita Ave. (Exact location undetermined)
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4274/08n7.jpgGSV

Northwest corner of W Santa Anita Ave and S Mission Drive, San Gabriel...

And on this forum, when we determine a location it stays determined. :D

Joe Gillis Dec 5, 2013 7:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6363410)
fun souvenir folder
http://imageshack.us/a/img849/357/1ul7.jpg
ebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img844/5271/tobw.jpg

-odd photo/why is the sailor's date excluded?
-perhaps this was the photographer's first day on the job. :)
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Bill Paxtons old man perhaps??

http://screencrave.com/wp-content/up...27-1-10-kc.jpg

GatoVerde Dec 5, 2013 1:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4743305)
The Buffalo Cafe at 1326 S. Main Street in 1929.

The lighting fixtures on either side of the door are extremely cool.
Does anyone have an idea what is attached to the wall between the cafe and the tire shop next door?



http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1...cafehidden.jpg
usc digital library






Below: The unveiling of the Buffalo Cafe as a speakeasy.



http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2...cafeh2exam.jpg
usc digital library

Here's a link to a google maps recent view of this site. This is still here, sort of. Looks like a fire took out the top floor not to long ago:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1322+...4izTTnLtbU84Pg

GatoVerde Dec 5, 2013 1:42 PM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 4786229)
These two shots, the 1st one taken in 1937, and the 2nd in 1968, (only 31 years apart :stunned: ) are identical views taken from the same location, above Beaudry between 2nd and 3rd street looking due East at bunker hill.

1937
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/...2b8a727b_o.jpg

1968
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/...5269db6a_o.jpg
Cal State Library

simply amazing..................

I see that the palm trees are still there in '68, although thirty years taller. I wonder if they are still there now.

Lwize Dec 5, 2013 4:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6363882)
Awesome story.

I made a somewhat similar discovery in my old neighborhood, near the Nuart Theatre in West L.A. In the very center of the small block bounded by Sawtelle, Corinth, Santa Monica, and Idaho there is apparently a 1906 house which I can't seem to find in Bing Maps or Google Earth. I'll have to drive over there one of these days to see if I can at least identify the building, although I don't expect it to be be a pure vintage Edwardian bungalow necessarily. After all, old buildings do get enlarged, refinished, stuccoed over, and so on.

Another odd thing about this is that in this case there are two parcels with the same Santa Monica Boulevard address; the other one being a typical storefront that faces the boulevard. Outside of condominium units, I've never seen multiple parcels sharing a common street address.

I think the "house" may be a small bungalow. I circled two possibilities:

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/sawtelle.jpg
(Google satellite, hosted by me)

The blue-striped building labeled "3 day suit broker" is the only thing closest to the center, but it has a warehouse-style roof - certainly not a 1906 home.

Sweet Los Angeles Dec 5, 2013 5:24 PM

I love this thread! It's taken me a couple of years to read everything, but I've learned so much! I think I need to start at the beginning again as I've slowly gotten acquainted with old LA, the beginning posts will mean much more the 2nd time around.

A big thank you to everyone who posts! I appreciated it!

HossC Dec 5, 2013 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 6364166)
I think the "house" may be a small bungalow. I circled two possibilities:

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/sawtelle.jpg
(Google satellite, hosted by me)

The blue-striped building labeled "3 day suit broker" is the only thing closest to the center, but it has a warehouse-style roof - certainly not a 1906 home.

I think you can rule out the building on the left as it doesn't appear on this 1952 aerial. The picture isn't clear enough to tell whether the one on the right was there or not.

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

Several property websites (eg. trulia.com) list the nearby 1750 Sawtelle Blvd as being built in 1906. It's currently a church, but the Google aerial view shows three smaller buildings behind. They all appear on the 1952 aerial.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Lighthouse.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2013 6:15 PM

1958. I wonder what business occupied the 1905 Kate Stamps building at this point in time? (portion of a sign at far right)
http://imageshack.us/a/img850/2340/bis4.jpg
ebay




1967/ Less than nine years later the landscape is devoid of all buildings. -this sucks.
http://imageshack.us/a/img30/7351/fjgq.JPG
ebay
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ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2013 6:23 PM

A tourist (Vivian) posing in the parking lot of the Earl Carroll Theater, 1942.
http://imageshack.us/a/img571/81/j9f4.jpg
ebay
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HossC Dec 5, 2013 6:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6364374)
1958. I wonder what business occupied the 1905 Kate Stamps building at this point in time? (portion of a sign at far right)
http://imageshack.us/a/img850/2340/bis4.jpg
ebay

Royal Liquor according to this photo taken a year earlier.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...r.jpg~original
photosofwar.net

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2013 8:37 PM

:previous: Thanks HossC. Decades as a vegetarian restaurant...then a liquor store.



1961/El Paso in the Ferguson Building.
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/7937/uufd.jpg
ebay


1963/Rear view of the Ferguson Building at Third and Hill.
http://imageshack.us/a/img208/5514/hbek.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3345511...57626195546712





I believe this PBR sign is in the Ferguson Building as well. (from The Indestructible Man 1956, that's Lon Chaney Jr.)
http://imageshack.us/a/img689/2462/imyh.jpg
gsjansen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/3345511...57626195546712

I just noticed the Eastside Beer sign through the cable-car window
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HossC Dec 5, 2013 9:06 PM

We've had a few posts about Tanner Motor Livery recently, but I haven't seen any mention of this phone number before. The OXford exchange would suggest Pico Rivera/Whittier, but they seem to be advertising their branch at the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel. Any guesses? Their number in San Diego was Main 3111.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...erMLOxford.jpg
www.cookbkjj.com

As well as Tanner Motor Livery limousines, there was also Tanner Motor Tours operating The Gray Line. These brochures all date from the '30s and '40s (according to their sellers).

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

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

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

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

These tickets/passes are even earlier. Note the TRinity phone number and 324 So. Beaudry address on the one from 1927.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rMTTicket2.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...erMTTicket.jpg
Ebay

Tanner Motor Tours could even meet your ship for a day-long tour of the city. This poster is dated 1928.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...r.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

The picture below shows one of Tanner Motor Tours' Fageol Safety Coaches in 1931.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...nerMTCoach.jpg
USC Digital Library

ProphetM Dec 5, 2013 9:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6363373)

Grand Canyon Limited? Here's some info.
http://imageshack.us/a/img28/4691/g2ws.jpg
wikipedia.com


As an aside, that connecting line from the Williams Santa Fe station to the Grand Canyon is still in operation as the Grand Canyon Railway. I took the train to the south rim with my family in 2009.

Martin Pal Dec 5, 2013 9:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6364390)
A tourist (Vivian) posing in the parking lot of the Earl Carroll Theater, 1942.
http://imageshack.us/a/img571/81/j9f4.jpg
ebay
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I'll add another I found recently, to go along with this one.

http://www.thomas5.com/tribute/image...arlcarroll.jpg
LazaroStory

Caption: Michael [Lazaro] (left) and 2 buddies in front of Earl Carroll Theatre in Hollywood, 1943.
(Along with over 1200 other Marines, Michael was to lose his life in the Pacific battle of Peleliu the following year.)

A noirish view of the E.C.T.:

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...18250530_n.jpgBob Plunkett
From Kenneth McIntyre's post in Photos of Los Angeles

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2013 10:24 PM

I just added this to my Christmas wish list. :)
http://imageshack.us/a/img841/183/2zqc.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannhell/5711779665/




one viewer's comment
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/7720/szop.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannhell/5711779665/



another comment simply said
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/8833/bk0r.jpg

lol at those two over-sized ducks.
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ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2013 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by GatoVerde (Post 6361032)
Early image showing Vignes Winery, early site for Brew 102 and home of sacred Gabrielino council Tree later known as El Alisal (from this website:http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...a-history.html) The image is looking east from Fort Hill, shows the plaza cistern in the lower left and the Vignes site and council tree are in the middle right, site of the later brewery.

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/00008203.jpg



GatoVerde, here's an earlier post on the 400 year old Sycamore, El Alisal/Aliso.

tovanger2
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10490

Martin Pal Dec 5, 2013 10:50 PM

I have not found this to be posted here before. It's my understanding that the original Earl Carroll's Theatre neon sign was gone by the '60's, but Los Angeles' Museum of Neon Art (MONA) has recreated it and recently, at least, it was at the Universal City Walk...I need to go see it. I haven't been to MONA since they moved, after 30 years, to Glendale, but I should go there, too! I don't know if it was built to the scale of the original, which was twenty feet high.


Martin Pal Dec 5, 2013 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6364840)

Speaking of re-creations...now that is amusing!

P.S. Where is it located? :)

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2013 11:01 PM

"Amies Bible School"
http://imageshack.us/a/img545/3647/tjkb.jpg
ebay/sept2013
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Here's a view that I first posted back on April 28, 2010.
http://imageshack.us/a/img11/9748/ri8h.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1144

As most of you know, Sister Aimee's famous tabernacle is just out of view in these two photos. (to the west)

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GatoVerde Dec 5, 2013 11:15 PM

Harrelson Block at Third Street and Winston Street
 
Does anyone have any info on the Harrelson Block located on the South side of Third Street between South San Pedro and Wall Street. The block and adjacent buildings look pretty old. I thought perhaps somebody else here might be able to shed some light on these forgotten, and perhaps soon to be razed buildings.

Here are some photos I shot a few days ago:

https://static.panoramio.com.storage.../100196522.jpg
https://static.panoramio.com.storage.../100196521.jpg

Building on the SW corner of Third and Wall. The early facade covered in stucco:
https://static.panoramio.com.storage.../100175398.jpg

Eastern face of previous building showing what may be original window and shutters:
https://static.panoramio.com.storage.../100175405.jpg


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