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odinthor Jun 30, 2019 11:51 PM

:previous:

Article on the Freeman residence:

http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...eeman-mansion/

HenryHuntington Jul 1, 2019 3:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8620359)
lMysteryl building, Inglewood.

The following two amateur slides were taken by a rail fan. (we recently discussed his slide
from 9th & Hopper that showed one, possibly two, gas tanks HERE)
He also took the slides of the Watts train station, and sub-station, HERE



"Kodachrome Slide, Pacific Electric, LaRy, INGLEWOOD, Substation? HILLCREST Bl. 1950s"

Take a look at this interesting building.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/T7FnyK.jpg
Ebay (no longer listed)

It doesn't look like a sub-station to me. It 'almost' looks like a country school (the upper half, anyway). It also reminds me, somewhat, of an old carriage house.
In the distance, on the right, there appears to be a rather tall house. (or perhaps it's some other type of building)




The seller was impressed enough with the building that he decided to take this second slide.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/P9aAPJ.jpg
Ebay (no longer listed)

The smaller building on the left was partially hidden by a tree, and out of the frame, in the first slide. You can see the roof of a small house beyond the small building.
There is another house(?) in the trees on the right - - >


The seller also included this additional information. She (I think it's a she) pretty much pinpointed the location for us.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/t43M2L.jpg
I saved all this before the ad was taken down.


Soooooo...I checked out the Grace & Hillcrest location. [shown below]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/t9TawE.jpg
Google_Earth

I didn't expect to find the building (although that would have been great!), but I thought there might be some clues.

I didn't find any.

So now it's up to you sleuths. :superwhip

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PE never had an Inglewood Substation, e-r. LARy/LATL did have a substation which served its 5 Line, but it was located a short distance away within the grounds of the Inglewood Park Cemetery along Florence Ave.

Here's a photo:

https://www.pacificelectric.org/los-...park-cemetery/

CaliNative Jul 1, 2019 8:23 AM

^^^^

Detective Friday would be in tears..."it was warm in Los Angeles, and they were tearing down my home....Bwaaaaaaah!"

CaliNative Jul 1, 2019 8:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8618994)
:previous:

I found this postcard of the Malibu Sea Lion dated "1960-70s". It has a couple of interior views.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...ionMalibu1.jpg
https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...ionMalibu2.jpg

www.hippostcard.com

^^^^^

Pics bring back mid 1960s memories. My mom took a pic of my grandad sitting right by that picture window.

CaliNative Jul 1, 2019 8:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 8619025)
There was a restaurant at that location at least as early as the late 1920's when it was the Las Flores Inn, named for Las Flores Creek which met the ocean there. The owner sold to Chris Polos who turned it into the Malibu Sea Lion Restauarnt. There are pictures online of it is various iterations.

So, another Greek restaurant. That excellent 1940s noir "The Postman Always Rings Twice" featured a Greek restaurant owner, if you could call the Twin Oaks along the 101 a restaurant. More like a gas station/lunchroom. The unfortunate Greek married Lana Turner, who took a fancy to John Garfield. Remade in the 1980s with Nicholson in the Garfield role.

ethereal_reality Jul 1, 2019 11:53 PM

Inglewood 'mystery' building location solved.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/T7FnyK.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/P9aAPJ.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC

Could this be our mystery building in 1941?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Ocq8oO.jpg

Even if it is, it still gives no clue to its purpose.


Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8620419)

:previous: The old Daniel Freeman home was in the middle of the Grace Avenue block, and probably is the rather grand building seen to the right in Hoss's pic;
perhaps these smaller buildings are outbuildings of that extensive home...?

HossC's Close-Up...............................................................................................
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/yOGXAS.jpg.....................................................................................

Wow! I would have never guessed the 'mystery' building was part of the Daniel Freeman Estate!

......................................................................................Impressive sleuthing guys! :worship: *puts whip away*


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I know that Mr. Freeman raised sheep. but I don't believe it was at this location.

......................................................................................................................................................Anyone have an idea what the mystery building was used for?


...........................................................................................................................................................................Thanks for the links to the earlier posts GW.
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ethereal_reality Jul 2, 2019 12:14 AM

Here's an old Inglewood mystery photograph (originally posted in 2016) that we never solved. :(


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality
Here's a very intriguing photograph.

"Cabinet Card Photo Native American Indian Unknown Chief, 1910s or 20s.

Perhaps from a Wild West Show(?)


Photo by 'Lindburg, Inglewood' California"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/LgeiXp.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CABINET-CARD...AAAOSwTA9X3ejh

I searched for 'Lindburg' in the city directories. I found a 'Lindburg' that lived in Inglewood but he worked in a match factory.

I also tried to find information on wild west shows that toured the Los Angeles area in the 1910s. ....Came up empty.

Still searching.

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Noir_Noir Jul 2, 2019 5:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8621243)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/T7FnyK.jpg


Wow! I would have never guessed the 'mystery' building was part of the Daniel Freeman Estate!

Anyone have an idea what the mystery building was used for?



You did say it reminded you of an old carriage house so I wonder if that's "Old Ingle", the carriage horse, in the adjacent paddock. :)


"Panoramic view of Inglewood taken from the second floor of the Daniel Freeman home in the 1890s."


https://i.imgur.com/SHIYI35.jpg
tessa.lapl.org

ethereal_reality Jul 2, 2019 1:55 PM

:previous:

Excellent find N N!




If you look closely there is a carriage..and possibly a person.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/EOCEZt.jpg
DETAIL



Initially, I thought the smoke was emanating from somewhere in the far distance, but if you look closely it's rising from behind that row of trees.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/4uR0Fr.jpg
DETAIL

Hmmm.....is that a slough in the middle distance?

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ethereal_reality Jul 2, 2019 2:29 PM

Is the 'smoke' in Noir Noir's photograph coming from Freeman's windmill?

(the WINDMILL might be hidden behind the trees in NoirNoir's pic)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/G38wHL.jpg
lapl

ummmm...I've never seen a windmill smoke before.


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Man in the dark hat Jul 2, 2019 3:47 PM

Hi, I'm new to the forum. Six months ago someone sent me a link to Noirish LA with the comment, "a rabbit hole...". Indeed, after jumping around a few random pages I went to page 1 and started reading in earnest. I caught up to the current page about a week ago. The sleuthing exhibited here is positively breath-taking. I developed a love for film noir in film school and a love for Craftsman houses with the purchase of my own in the mid 1990s. I live in Eagle Rock and my hope is to find a photo of my house when it was relatively new. Although I have read over the entire thread, remembering it all and where I read it is impossible. Can anyone tell me if there is a search function specific to the thread?

HossC Jul 2, 2019 6:47 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Man in the dark hat (Post 8621694)

Can anyone tell me if there is a search function specific to the thread?

Welcome to NLA.

The search method I use is via Google. In your regular Google search box, type:

Code:

site:forum.skyscraperpage.com noirish
followed by your search term, e.g.

Code:

site:forum.skyscraperpage.com noirish bradbury
For phrases, use quotes, e.g.:

Code:

site:forum.skyscraperpage.com noirish "eagle rock"
It's not perfect, but it's better than the built-in search function.

Scott Charles Jul 2, 2019 9:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Man in the dark hat (Post 8621694)
Hi, I'm new to the forum. Six months ago someone sent me a link to Noirish LA with the comment, "a rabbit hole...". Indeed, after jumping around a few random pages I went to page 1 and started reading in earnest. I caught up to the current page about a week ago. The sleuthing exhibited here is positively breath-taking. I developed a love for film noir in film school and a love for Craftsman houses with the purchase of my own in the mid 1990s. I live in Eagle Rock and my hope is to find a photo of my house when it was relatively new. Although I have read over the entire thread, remembering it all and where I read it is impossible. Can anyone tell me if there is a search function specific to the thread?

Welcome to the forum!

I am somewhat of a newbie here myself, but I agree - the depth of knowledge here is astounding!

I can't help you locate a photo of your home, but if anyone can, it's the people in this thread!

GaylordWilshire Jul 2, 2019 9:23 PM

https://i.postimg.cc/4xX2sj37/nervousschool-bmp.jpg


Looking for something unrelated, I noticed this amusing ad in the 1904 CD...

Lwize Jul 2, 2019 9:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8622133)
https://i.postimg.cc/4xX2sj37/nervousschool-bmp.jpg


Looking for something unrelated, I noticed this amusing ad in the 1904 CD...

It appears Mercedes Benz of Los Angeles has a parking structure on the site.

Nervous and backward children will no doubt enjoy the luxurious appointments of a new Mercedes.

ethereal_reality Jul 3, 2019 12:08 AM

There is a fantabulous glass plate negative for sale on Ebay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/gBDASi.jpg

4x5 Glass Negative: Dated July 12, 1903 .. 11:00 A.M.







The scene is overly familiar...but I'm prettty sure we haven't seen exact image before. (I could be wrong)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/l420G2.jpg
Ebay





I don't recall seeing this sign before.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/MnMPrB.jpg
DETAIL



& here is the information accompanying the glass plate.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/5Viro7.jpg

so cool. :)

It's very popular on Ebay. 16 bids so far.



Welcome to NLA, Man in the dark hat !
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Mstimc Jul 3, 2019 1:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8622133)
https://i.postimg.cc/4xX2sj37/nervousschool-bmp.jpg


Looking for something unrelated, I noticed this amusing ad in the 1904 CD...

Story of my life.

Scott Charles Jul 3, 2019 1:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8622270)

I don't recall seeing this sign before.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/MnMPrB.jpg
DETAIL

You can also see it in this photo, but not very well:

https://i.imgur.com/Vb59yZk.jpg(LA Times)

Scott Charles Jul 3, 2019 1:59 AM

(I thought I asked this before, but I just did a search for Vibiana, and came up with nothing...)

This photo is from approximately 1899, and looks over downtown, facing south, from the direction
of Fort Hill. I have highlighted St. Vibiana.

Besides St. Vibiana, are ANY of the other buildings in the photo still standing?

https://i.imgur.com/Ncci8dW.jpg

Original (MUCH LARGER) photo on Shorpy:

https://www.shorpy.com/node/7263?size=_original#caption

Flyingwedge Jul 3, 2019 5:34 AM

:previous: At the right edge of the photo, to the right of St. Vibiana's, we see the Second Street side of the five-story Wilcox Building
at the SE corner of Second and Spring. The Wilcox Building -- or at least ~20% of it -- is still standing:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5144467)

the California Club was located on the top two floors of the Wilcox Building at the southeast corner of Spring and Second Street.
The Wilcox Building was the first building in Los Angeles to have TWO elevators-one for the public and one for the members of the California Club.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9...1905spring.jpg
usc digital archive





Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7689968)

Maybe it was another round-cornered building downtown, but it seems to me we've discussed the Wilcox Building before, and how it may have been chopped down to a single story. Couldn't find any posts about it, though.

PS Did find that in 1971 it was owned by the Time-Mirror Corp, which on July 9 of that year was issued a permit to demolish the top 4 floors....


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Qc...w=w858-h541-no



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