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HossC Feb 15, 2016 2:28 PM

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The soldier went missing before May 2009. The August 2008 GSV image is quite blurry, but I can only make out two figures. The January 2009 image is much clearer, and definitely shows just two figures. I found this in "Who's Park: An Architectural History of Westlake-MacArthur Park".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...tisStatue2.jpg
books.google.com

The soldier was still there in 1978, as shown in this LAPL image.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...tisStatue3.jpg
LAPL

GaylordWilshire Feb 15, 2016 3:11 PM

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You're right, HossC. I dug a little farther-- Jack Smith notes in his Times column of August 24, 1986, that there were still three figures--I had thought the subhead might lead to a clue--plus a Times article of July 16, 1996, that notes the loss in the meantime:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o...2520AM.bmp.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D...AM.bmp-001.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...2520AM.bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Feb 15, 2016 4:58 PM

:previous: Thanks for the information GW and Hoss.


Here's the Otis statue group at the dead end.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/jO07dR.jpg
https://silentlocations.wordpress.co...rs-footprints/

So what house is that in the upper right portion of the photo? They had a nice view of the park.

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Tourmaline Feb 15, 2016 4:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GatoVerde (Post 7335993)
I think, though not sure, that this building, a Citibank branch now, was an Utter McKinley mortuary ca. 1979.

Understandable confusion. Besides the Potomac, Mt. Vernon emulations have been said to appear on the banks of Sunset Blvd., Forest Lawn Drive, West Slausen and the shores of 17th Street.



1937 - 8814 Sunset Boulevard
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072387.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072387.jpg

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=8239

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...99_634x362.jpghttp://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...99_634x362.jpg


http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...kinleymag3.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10686





4066 West 17th Street - Mt Vernon Jr High (Where Washington was habitually late for homeroom?)
http://www.lausd.net/kids/treasures/lg_mt_vernon.gifhttp://www.lausd.net/kids/treasures/lg_mt_vernon.gif http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7372


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics12/00025999.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics12/00025999.jpg


May 30, 1941 - Play day program at Mount Vernon Junior High School (later renamed in honor of Johnnie Cochran). (Did "playday" continue after 12-7-41?)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics43/00041204.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics43/00041204.jpg

GaylordWilshire Feb 15, 2016 5:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7336185)
:previous: Thanks for the information GW and Hoss.


Here's the Otis statue group at the dead end.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/jO07dR.jpg
https://silentlocations.wordpress.co...rs-footprints/

So what house is that in the upper right portion of the photo? They had a nice view of the park.

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That's The Bivouac:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C...AM.bmp-001.jpg


Full story here:

wilshireboulevardhouses.com/2013/04/2401-wilshire-boulevard-please-see-our.html

ethereal_reality Feb 15, 2016 5:21 PM

:previous: Oh yeah, a very famous place. I didn't realize it was so close to the park. Thanks FW.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7334448)

July 1938
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/gsDapC.jpg
detail

And in the distance, the white structure that almost looks like a dam, or perhaps a bridge, is the Pilgrimage Theater on the other side of Cahuenga Pass.

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Here is a photograph from 1931 showing the Pilgrimage Theater under construction.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/fK4Pza.jpg
old file / ebay

"This unusual structure, rising across the mouth of a scenic canyon in the Hollywood Hills near Los Angeles, is not a dam although it looks like one."





more info.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/68oMGO.jpg
reverse of photo

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GaylordWilshire Feb 15, 2016 5:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7336187)
Besides the Potomac, Mt. Vernon emulations have been said to appear on the banks of Sunset Blvd., Forest Lawn Drive and the shores of 17th Street.


There is also 3916 Wilshire Boulevard:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F...2520PM.bmp.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...2520PM.bmp.jpg


Another Mount Vernon–inspired building once on Wilshire, now missing, at 3636:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...2520PM.bmp.jpg


Read about both at

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z...2520PM.bmp.jpg

wilshireboulevardhouses.com/2014/02/wilshire-after-its-houses-please-see.html

Martin Pal Feb 15, 2016 8:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7335627)

Great current photo of this house, E_R. I'm surprised we haven't seen it in a movie. (That I know of, anyway.)

Martin Pal Feb 15, 2016 8:02 PM

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3009/2...ff9c4f57_b.jpgMetro Library and Archive

Was wondering if this location could be pinpointed a bit more specifically.
The caption reads: Looking west on Santa Monica Blvd., taken sometime
in 1940, near the West Hollywood Division.

HossC Feb 15, 2016 8:05 PM

I hope no one's geting bored with Stiles Oliver Clements designs, because here's another one! This is the Western Union office at 741 S Flower Street. It's "Job 240: Stiles Oliver Clements, Western Union Telegraph Company (Los Angeles, Calif.),1948".

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

Looking out across Flower Street.

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

I thought I'd include this detail from the image above. You get an hour's free parking if you're shopping at Barker Bros or J W Robinson.

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

The last picture in the set shows the interior.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

As we've seen before, most of this block, including 741, is now parking lots. I'll finish with this 1966 color shot from post #33023 which shows the Western Union office on the far left.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7293739)


Martin Pal Feb 15, 2016 8:07 PM

:previous:
I'm not, HossC!
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Here's a postcard of a place that I don't find has been seen on NLA before:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8519/8...23c5ef4c_b.jpgTSFW/Flickr

The back of the card wasn't pictured, but what was written on it was noted:

The Hollywood Highlander Motor Hotel
2051 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood 28, Calif.
Phone: HO 1-9101

Most exciting Resort-Motor Hotel in the West. The
HIGHLANDER introduces a new era in Hotel living.
Ultra deluxe rooms, suites, kitchens. Free TV & radio
in all rooms, complimentary breakfast, 24-hour switch-
board, heated pool, lanai & sun deck, sound proof &
air-cooled rooms. Center of movie, TV & radio studios.
1 block from Hollywood Bowl.

LUXURY WITHOUT FORMALITY

Postcard was dated May 13, 1957
and includes this note:

Hi Dale,

It's hard to believe that I'm here. How do you like the place we're staying? It looks
just like that. The sun was out early this morning but it must be what they call smog
now. We are going to look for the sidewalk with all the stars' footprints in it. So long.

Ruth

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Here's a photo taken in front of the Hollywood Highlander in the mid-fifties by the Auto Club of So. Cal.

http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma...hhio1_1280.jpg
USC DIgital Library/Automobile Club of Southern California collection, 1892-1963

The address appears to be about halfway between Hollywood Blvd. and the Hollywood Bowl. The
street in the righthand corner would be Camrose Dr. There is currently a retirement/nursing home
at this location called Belmont Village, built in 2001.

https://d18x3klte1nwp6.cloudfront.ne...inal/86498.jpg

Martin Pal Feb 15, 2016 8:18 PM

I don't previously recall seeing this side view color postcard of the NBC Radio City building at Sunset and Vine:


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5280/1...8ce60a80_b.jpgWIlliam Bird/Flickr]


The reverse wasn't pictured, but it was stated the card was postmarked 1940.

HossC Feb 15, 2016 8:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7336352)
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3009/2...ff9c4f57_b.jpgMetro Library and Archive

Was wondering if this location could be pinpointed a bit more specifically.
The caption reads: Looking west on Santa Monica Blvd., taken sometime
in 1940, near the West Hollywood Division.

I think the picture was taken from the location I've arrowed on this 1931 aerial view of West Hollywood. I know we've seen this USC image before, but I can't immediately locate it.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

Today, that location is roughly halfway between Hancock Avenue and Huntley Drive. Here's a current view.

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

MichaelRyerson Feb 15, 2016 8:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 7334526)
e_r - I see that #7 is Marion Ross. As in, Mrs. Cunningham from Happy Days?

She had longer legs than I would have imagined.

JScott Feb 15, 2016 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7336040)
:previous:

I don't see anything to indicate that Utter-McKinley was ever in 400/270 North Vermont, but it did have a facility at 444 South Vermont:


At the bottom of this statement is a list of all the Utter-McKinley locations, as of 1953.


https://otters.net/img/lanoir/utter-...ill_082653.jpg

HossC Feb 16, 2016 5:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7335853)

When I first saw this giant cube, I was like....What the heck is this!?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/L8Al2r.jpg
detail

This reminds me of a 1958 episode of 'The Adventures of Superman' called 'The Mysterious Cube'. I wonder if it was the inspiration. A criminal spends seven years hiding out in an impenetrable cube so that he can escape justice when his brother declares him missing and legally dead. Despite being deprived of natural light for such a long time, the criminal still comes out with a good tan!

HossC Feb 16, 2016 6:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7336358)

Here's a postcard of a place that I don't find has been seen on NLA before:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8519/8...23c5ef4c_b.jpgTSFW/Flickr

The back of the card wasn't pictured, but what was written on it was noted:

The Hollywood Highlander Motor Hotel
2051 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood 28, Calif.
Phone: HO 1-9101

The Hollywood Highlander Motor Hotel was built between 1952 and 1954, going by Historic Aerials. The Online Building Records show quite a few permits for 1953 and 1954, but the only ones which can be viewed online are one for a retaining wall in 1953 and another for a swimming pool in 1954. The view below is from 1980.

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

There's a demo permit listed for 1988, but it's not available to view online. The site is clear on the 1989 and 1994 images, while the current building first appears on the 2003 image, which ties in with Martin Pal's 2001 build date.

Maybe it was knocked down due to there being another motel with the same name, because with Highlanders, there can be only one :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Highlander.jpg
paradisefoundaround.com

Martin Pal Feb 16, 2016 6:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7337451)
Maybe it was knocked down due to there being another motel with the same name, because with Highlanders, there can be only one :).


LOL! :D

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(Always love those aerials!)

GaylordWilshire Feb 16, 2016 7:25 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAT Aug 28, 1916


I ran across this amusing oddity while looking for something else...

HossC Feb 16, 2016 8:16 PM

I'm glad to hear that Martin Pal isn't yet bored with my Stiles Oliver Clements posts, but I'm changing architects today. Here are the offices of Albert C Martin Associates which Julius Shulman photographed in 1953. This is "Job 1639: Albert C. Martin Associates Staff and Office Building (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1953".
NB. I've cropped the top and bottom from the first image as they were mainly black.

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

The other shot in the set shows the interior.

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

Does anyone recognize the Brunswig building on the wall or the model on the table? I believe that's Albert C Martin, Sr seated behind the model.

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

Both from Getty Research Institute

The offices were at 333 S Beaudry Avenue. The permit for the foundations is dated September 1945, while the permit for the building itself is dated November 1945. There's also a relocation permit from October 1966, but it's not available as an online document, so I don't know whether it refers to the building in the picture, or where it might have gone. That 1966 date ties-in with the photographic evidence I've found. The building is visible up until 1964 on Historic Aerials (the next image is 1972), but I can't see it in various 1968 aerial views at USC. I did, however, find it in this 1955 aerial view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
USC Digital Library


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