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ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 1:49 AM

:previous: Thanks for the information CityBoyDoug.
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I just heard three-time Oscar nominee Eleanor Parker has passed away. :(
http://imageshack.us/a/img38/703/n4cc.jpg
http://laurasmiscmusings.blogspot.co...or-parker.html

R.I.P. lovely lady.
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FredH Dec 10, 2013 6:07 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6110920)
You are remembering the Stuart K. Oliver house. It has been mentioned several times in the thread. Here are two pics from my photo-stream...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8...6f531b0a_o.jpg
House on hill in front of office buildings, William Reagh

William Reagh, 1968
This is the Stuart K. Oliver house at Fourth and Hope Streets, the last house to be turned asunder on Bunker Hill. Mr. Oliver, an attorney, had purchased the lot and built his modernist anachronism on the lot immediately to the north of the Hildreth house on the Fourth Street side and not where the old Hildreth carriage house once stood on Fourth Street below the main house. I suppose he recognised the desirability of living so near his offices in downtown and, perhaps, of positioning himself to negotiate with the CRA from a position of relative strength, his house being neither blighted nor an eyesore.

California History Room, California State Library


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/8...d92dd8f6_o.jpg
Aerial view of Bunker Hill area, 1965

Aerial view of the SW Bunker Hill area, looking north from 5th Street along Figueroa, Flower and Hope Streets. Central Library is in the lower right hand corner. The Stuart K. Oliver house is at upper right and just below it, it would appear we're seeing some last remnants of the Hildreth house, perhaps a stone wall or two or some foundation work. And maybe a little ruin of the carriage house which would be Margrethe Mather's studio. If so, this is most certainly the last visual remnant of her studio. Photograph taken from the Goodyear blimp by Hal Jensen.

LAPL

MichaelRyerson:

Here are a couple additional views of the house:
(Was it actually two houses??)

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/7606/hetn.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/3267/07fx.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

I circled the location of the house in red:

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3617/mfyy.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

GaylordWilshire Dec 10, 2013 5:11 PM

:previous:


No mention of the Oliver house, but there's a good bit of detail in this article from the Times of Sept 26, 1954:

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5150/htfp.jpg
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7335/frh5.jpg
http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1825/f9dg.jpgLAT

ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 5:36 PM

:previous: -very interesting article.


http://imageshack.us/a/img703/1161/sbn0.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/9592/u0nj.jpgebay
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ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 5:39 PM

I realize that we've seen the Examiner Building numerous times on the thread, but I really like this postcard.
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/6109/cjxp.jpgebay
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HossC Dec 10, 2013 5:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6368839)

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6368960)
I first visited Pierpoint when I was in Grade School...we took a boat trip around the harbor.

Pierpoint Landing was located on the western edge of what is now Pier F at the Port of Long Beach. It is indeed west of the 710 Freeway, but east of where the Pontoon Bridge was (the Pontoon was where the Gerald Desmond is now). If you look up Pier F Ave., Long Beach, on a map program, you'll see where it was. The land is now occupied partially by Jacobsen Pilot Services and the Port's security control center, and partially by a container terminal.

Here's how Pier F looks today.

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

Back in 1953, Pier F only went as far as Pierpoint Landing.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Pierpoint2.jpg
Historic Aerials

By 1972, Pier F had been extended to its current length. Pier G can also be seen on the right.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Pierpoint3.jpg
Historic Aerials

I found this undated flyer on Ebay.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Pierpoint4.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Pierpoint5.jpg
Ebay

I've done my best to read the text above the boats:

"Here are some of the boats in the Pierpoint Sport Fishing Fleet. They are 65 feet long, cruising at fast, comfortable speeds with well-stocked galleys and comfortable accommodation. Pierpoint skippers are veterans of the sea who know the fishing grounds. Deep-sea catches include albacore, yellowtail, barracuda, bass, bonito, many other varieties. Pierpoint year raved deep-sea fishing is a "must!" Don't miss this big thrill!"

ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 6:25 PM

I am curious about the two older buildings in the foreground (opposite each other on the street).
http://imageshack.us/a/img43/1074/d3l2.jpgebay

The one on the left looks like it's about to be torn down, while the one on the right appears to be in good shape.
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ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 6:43 PM

I am surprised this building is gone. It looks fairly modern and the watchtower is really cool.

1964
http://imageshack.us/a/img24/8800/g3zk.jpg


originally posted by HossChttp://imageshack.us/a/img198/5757/tkaz.jpg
Google Earth

HossC Dec 10, 2013 7:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6369598)
I am curious about the two older buildings in the foreground (opposite each other on the street). Does anyone recognize them?

http://imageshack.us/a/img43/1074/d3l2.jpgebay

The one on the left looks like it's about to be torn down, while the one on the right appears to be in good shape.

Pico House on the left, Brunswig Building on the right, both before restoration.

ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 7:40 PM

:previous: oops. I should have recognized those two!

I had forgotten the Pico House was ever in that bad of shape.

GatoVerde Dec 10, 2013 7:53 PM

Awesome and impressive work, Flyingwedge! I had given on that one on solving that of my own but this group is truly impressive.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6367884)
I think the tower in the distance is that of the Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church (aka Third Church of Christ, Scientist) @ 734 S. Hope Street:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pse78eea93.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg1.lapl.org/00075/00075526.jpg

Which puts the site of the photograph at the State Normal School, shown here in c. 1905 (south and east sides):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9f829dae.jpg
USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/4958/rec/2

Here's a closeup of a portion of the above photo. Obviously the trees are different from er's photo, but there's a pathway in the foreground, and the ground slopes away from the left corner of the building -- just like in er's photo, but looking the other way. The ground-floor windows above the sloping ground at the corner match in both photos, as does the brickwork on the corner by the arched windows:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psc93d55b4.jpg


ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 8:04 PM

A little piece of art deco heaven.

Soto Street down at 57th St.
http://imageshack.us/a/img10/7636/ty9z.jpg
GSV

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/1798/pqfr.jpg
GSV

awesome
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/427/oqt5.jpg
GSV

http://imageshack.us/a/img20/4842/9n5h.jpg
GSV

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/2574/1zcc.jpg
GSV



aerial
http://imageshack.us/a/img819/4116/iggg.jpg
Google Earth
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GatoVerde Dec 10, 2013 8:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6369598)
I am curious about the two older buildings in the foreground (opposite each other on the street).
http://imageshack.us/a/img43/1074/d3l2.jpgebay

The one on the left looks like it's about to be torn down, while the one on the right appears to be in good shape.
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This appears to have been shot from close to the Merced Theater. I see a Plaza Street. Is that the street that lead to Beaudry's house?

GatoVerde Dec 10, 2013 8:09 PM

Oops, I see you post now, ethereal_reality. Pico House, wow!

GaylordWilshire Dec 10, 2013 8:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6369764)
A little piece of art deco heaven.

Soto Street down at 57th St.
http://imageshack.us/a/img10/7636/ty9z.jpg
GSV


The famous Winne & Sutch buildings... one of which has some noir cred as Jake Gittes's office after the Chinatown years: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5896

Edit... it's everywhere was "Winnie & Sutch"-- I've discovered that it's WINNE & Sutch, which was a wholesale dry-goods concern.

ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 9:04 PM

Roy Harlow's PUMP ROOM
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/636/cb0h.jpgebay


-today it's a Moroccan restaurant (I see they're reusing the original pump sign, minus the spout & handle)
http://imageshack.us/a/img560/6310/avds.jpg
GSV

This reminded me of Dan Tana's reuse of the old Domenico's Lucky Cafe sign.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15506
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HossC Dec 10, 2013 9:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6369627)
I am surprised this building is gone. It looks fairly modern and the watchtower is really cool.

1964
http://imageshack.us/a/img24/8800/g3zk.jpg

originally posted by HossC
http://imageshack.us/a/img198/5757/tkaz.jpg
Google Earth

From what I can find, it looks like the tower belonged to the Jacobsen Pilot Service. They have since moved to the white building to the left of the roadway near the bottom of the "now" picture.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...obsenPilot.jpg
www.polb.com

The following pictures are all taken from the slideshows "Aerials" and "Pierpoint Landing" at polb100.com.

This aerial dates from 1960. At the bottom you can see where the extension to Pier F is being added. On the right, The Rainbow Pier has been filled in.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

A year or so later and the piers are nearing completion.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

Here are some more pictures of Pierpoint Landing from the '50s and '60s:

1956 - Pierpoint Landing, now with parking lot. Probably taken from the top of the Jacobsen tower.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original

Late '50s. Note all the oil wells on the skyline.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original

1950s.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0.jpg~original

Contestants from the International Beauty Congress meet the sea lions at Pierpoint Landing, 1961.

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

There's also a very short (32 second) video on YouTube:

Centennial Moment: Pierpoint Landing

ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2013 9:44 PM

:previous: Thanks so much for that further information HossC -much appreciated!
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Chuckaluck Dec 10, 2013 9:50 PM

Recent salt water excursions made me wonder about San Pedro's legendary place for top-flight entertainment, Shipwreck Joey's. Sources claim it started out as the Bayview Drive-in, sometime in the '30s and evolved into a nightclub. There should be photos of the original deco signage?



1989 (Corner of B and Figueroa Streets, Wilmington)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...5MJS2SQH28.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...5MJS2SQH28.jpg


1999 - Same building clad in new paint and neon for movie, Fight Club
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SdLJCHnjTV...LousTavern.JPGhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SdLJCHnjTV...LousTavern.JPG

Chuckaluck Dec 10, 2013 10:15 PM

Notice three financial institutions that are only memories: Century Bank, State Savings and Great Western Savings Bank. Great Western was famous for its John Wayne commercials and the imposing JW statue in front of its Wilshire and La Cienega Building. Notice also Great Western's cropped billboard with a slogan you can bank on: "We'll always [be there [!]]"


1985 - Looking east Wilshire and San Vicente.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PJ6ENGFDL2.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PJ6ENGFDL2.jpg


Garden of Allah and Googies fans will know this former Great Western location.
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/871576/thu...S-facebook.jpg http://i.huffpost.com/gen/871576/thu...S-facebook.jpg


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