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procab Feb 3, 2013 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5999227)
What could have been?

Another fascinating Sock shop is Theme in Glendale. (San Fernando Road and Fletcher Drive) According to notes, it became a parochial school in the '60s.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ery&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ery&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ery&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ery&DMROTATE=0USC Digital

The building still exists and it has been modernized!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f9...20LA/Ribet.jpg

Hard to believe you can freshen up an industrial building and make it look worse.

ethereal_reality Feb 3, 2013 11:21 PM

:previous: Great before/after procab. ;)
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The Avila Adobe (and the substation)

1930s
http://imageshack.us/a/img198/4000/aabavilaadobe.jpg
postcard/ebay




negative/circa 1963
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/5991/a...ignin1963c.jpg
ebay




detail 1963
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/1292/aa...signin1963.jpg
ebay






Late 1920s. Unpaved Olvera Street before improvement and also before City Hall was built. On the left is the Avila Adobe and the substation.


http://imageshack.us/a/img17/5138/aabavilawp.jpg
http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl..._(Page_2).html


-my most out of chronological order post, sorry.

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Lwize Feb 4, 2013 12:19 AM

Time for some more sleuthing, folks!

This building, located at 11517 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90025, has intrigued me for years. It is old & brick, and very loooong. As you can see below, it has wide sliding doors on the alley way (two sets of them - one set is not visible in the Google street view). I image it may have been a machine shop, maybe light manufacturing, or even a garage, in its past life.

Oh Great Noirists - please shed some light on this old building!

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/11517front.jpg

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/11517side.jpg

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/11517sat.jpg
(all images - Google)

Thanks in advance! :)

ethereal_reality Feb 4, 2013 12:23 AM

I actually like this mid-century modern (international style?) AVON building in Pasadena.

http://imageshack.us/a/img547/7259/a...nanoaddres.jpg
http://www.cardcow.com/search4.php?s...avon&x=30&y=20

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/5918/aabavonreverse.jpg
reverse

The trouble is, there's NO address. I really want to see if it has survived or how it looks today if it has survived.

Can anyone help with an address?
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ethereal_reality Feb 4, 2013 12:48 AM

LWIZE

The pair of fancy doors on the side seem really odd, especially when you compare them to the rest of the building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img42/9930/aaabdoors.jpg
gsv



The front facade hasn't been touched in years (design wise).

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/3474/aababfront.jpg
gsv


If the windows on the garage doors are papered over like the front....my guess would be SEX CLUB.


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Lwize Feb 4, 2013 1:08 AM

^^^
It's a vacant building. The side doors are heavy metal looking. Sex club? That's the best you can do? ;)

ethereal_reality Feb 4, 2013 1:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 5999631)
^^^
It's a vacant building. The side doors are heavy metal looking. Sex club? That's the best you can do? ;)

You asked. I was slightly kidding anyway.
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Here is a slide I found earlier today of the Biltmore Hotel and Pershing Square, circa 1950s.

http://imageshack.us/a/img267/1756/a...dpershings.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Commer...item337fb2a548

I wonder what brings that thin elderly man downtown?




I finally found an image of the Rendezvouz Club located within the Biltmore Hotel. I've been looking for quite some time.

http://imageshack.us/a/img13/8089/aa...rondezvous.jpg
http://www.cardcow.com/

I've often wondered if this was where Elizabeth Short was going that afternoon before she disappeared.
If I remember correctly she was observed using a pay phone. Were they located near the Rendezvouz Club?


http://imageshack.us/a/img534/4804/aabbiltronde2.jpg

billed as "the night club in the afternoon". (as in, before you go home to your spouse)
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below: A Biltmore Hotel key tag from an earlier era.

http://imageshack.us/a/img6/9880/aabbiltmorekeytag.jpg
ebay


http://imageshack.us/a/img221/63/aabbiltmorekeytag1.jpg
reverse

I should have bought this. It's beautiful.

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Krell58 Feb 4, 2013 1:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5999403)

Just a couple more from LA Noire, good detail on some buildings.
Eric

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8055/8...7d1bdcca38.jpg
Sun Realty by krell58, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8...5fc37138ee.jpg
Sun Realty Detail by krell58, on Flickr

Krell58 Feb 4, 2013 1:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5998759)
Welcome to 'noirish Los Angeles' Eric! -hills, hills and more hills. I like that. :)
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Thanks, it's a great thread. :tup:

ethereal_reality Feb 4, 2013 2:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krell58 (Post 5999668)

The 'wedding cake' entrance! One of my favorite art deco entrances anywhere. I didn't know they used it in L.A. Noire.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4800
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so-cal-bear Feb 4, 2013 2:09 AM

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ethereal_reality Feb 4, 2013 2:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5999523)

1910 - Huntington Beach is populated with campers and their tents. One of the photos is labeled: "The Dream of Summer."

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3LRAJT6QI2.jpg

I really like this building BRR. I'd like to try and find some information on it.
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Thank you so_cal_bear for locating the AVON building. It seems a bit blah now.-even though not much has changed, except for the landscaping. (and the loss of the Avon lettering)

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ethereal_reality Feb 4, 2013 2:51 AM

A glass negative found earlier today on ebay.

http://imageshack.us/a/img341/1252/aabneg1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/1830/aabnegebay1.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turn-of-the-...item35c3ff2e25
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At this point, I think it's obvious my team isn't in the Super Bowl today. Is my fifth or sixth post....or seventh? :)

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DouglasUrantia Feb 4, 2013 3:03 AM

FOR RENT: Long Skinny building
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5999618)
LWIZE

The pair of fancy doors on the side seem really odd, especially when you compare them to the rest of the building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img42/9930/aaabdoors.jpg
gsv



I mean, the front facade hasn't been touched in years (design wise).

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/3474/aababfront.jpg
gsv


If the windows on the garage doors are papered over like the front....my guess would be SEX CLUB.


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I have to agree. The only possible use for this building is a SEX CLUB or possibly an ice cream parlor.:)

Godzilla Feb 4, 2013 3:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5425310)
Here's another photo of the Bankers Building showing it's highly unique 'wedding cake' entrance.


http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6292/...ngonhillst.jpg
usc digital archive

The entire building is absolutely beautiful._____


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4802

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4801



"Kodak as you go!" "Take Kodak with you!" Someone took the whole building at 643 S. Hill - with them? :( http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11692

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ilt&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ilt&DMROTATE=0
USC Digital



1930 - Kodak

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics18/00018811.jpgLapl



1938 - Kodak on Hill Street
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100749.jpgLapl



1939


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0USC Digital



http://kindlygetreal.files.wordpress..._6405271_o.jpghttp://kindlygetreal.files.wordpress.com

Godzilla Feb 4, 2013 3:24 AM

1939 The other side of Dark Victory (7th Street looking west). :previous:

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0USC Digital



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ory&DMROTATE=0

tovangar2 Feb 4, 2013 3:52 AM

Old Calvary Cemetery
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5999507)
tovanger2, I hope you don't mind if I post a couple items from the links you provided.
(sometimes people skip the outside links)


Absolutely horrible what was done with Maria Ygnacia Pico's remains. Truly sad.

Of course I don't mind boss. I was just worried it would be overwhelming if I pictured everything.

And yes, poor Senora Pico. That story is the best argument ever for cremation. Will people never learn about grave goods?

I hope you checked the last link. The photos of the old gravestones saved from the cemetery are lovely:

http://lashp.remap.ucla.edu/visual/m...lvary+Cemetery

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Z...435%2520PM.jpg
http://lashp.remap.ucla.edu/visual/m...lvary+Cemetery

And actually, I was a little confused about this 1880 photo of the cemetery before it fell into such disarray. Are we looking west here?:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u...039%2520PM.jpg
http://lashp.remap.ucla.edu/visual/m...g2_itemId=2848

Another 1880 view:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k...411%2520PM.jpg
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics48/00073997.jpg

It's tragic and outrageous that the cemetery wasn't maintained so we could enjoy and learn from it now.

RudyJK Feb 4, 2013 4:04 AM

I have been fascinated by this Warners Theater for some time now. What is the current state of repair? I know the jewelry markets have taken over but are there ever hopes of taking the building back to its original theater function?

Is the inside 'bombed out' or do original details remain? I would love to check it out one day.

ProphetM Feb 4, 2013 4:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 5999695)
2940 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91121 I see it all the time while driving on the 210 freeway when I head East.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8...2b5fc1c5_h.jpg

GSV

Not only is it still there, it's even still an Avon building. :)

tovangar2 Feb 4, 2013 4:21 AM

Claude Beelman/Rufus Keeler
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5082457)
http://www.nileguide.com/destination...HARRIS_SUN.jpghttp://www.nileguide.com/destination...HARRIS_SUN.jpg
Sun Realty Bulding, 629 S. Hill St., 1930. It's by Claude Beelman, who also did the Union
Oil Building recently discussed. It seems that all design in L.A. in this period is
interconnected, and very local.

Looks like more of Rufus Keeler's glazed terra cotta cladding work. He collaborated with Beelman on the Eastern Columbia Building


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