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ethereal_reality Mar 21, 2013 6:48 PM

We've seen this building several times on the thread but I thought this was interesting with the description.

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/9193/a...905laheral.jpg
Los Angeles Herald 1906


http://imageshack.us/a/img685/6469/a...on1905info.jpg



the building today
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/679/aaadflatirontoday.jpg
gsv
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MichaelRyerson Mar 21, 2013 6:56 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8...0f25315d_o.png
Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 1930


Just another cool winter's day. They've come down from the rooming houses, or in on the red cars, or they've parked the Buick on the dirt lot above First Street, they've had their coffee, their hash, their bacon and eggs, their sweet roll and now they're crossing a busy sidewalk to their jobs, a jeweler, a pawnbroker, a salesgirl at Boos Brothers, an usher at Talley's...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8...cfa9fe5e_o.png
Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 1930 (2)


They're thinking about hot prospects, or about that new salesgirl with the red hair or about the way the kids had laughed at breakfast...they're thinking about a lunch date or another cup of coffee or stealing an hour or two to...well, you know...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8...d3a55e5d_o.png
Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 1930 (3)


They listen to Sister Aimee, Father Coughlin and Fighting Bob Shuler and mostly they believe in miracles. Didn't Sister Aimee drown at Venice Beach and come ashore in Bisbee, Arizona? Yes she did. Ah, miracles. A touch of the hand, a voice raised in song and the blind shall see, the cripple will rise up out of his chair and dance a jig. Miracles. Except at work. At work they believe in being on time and not making waves. The stock market has crashed but the ripples have yet to sweep across this particular sidewalk...but they've heard and they know hard times are coming...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8...d3429028_o.png
Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 1930 (4)


They're trying to recall Mayor Porter because he's a man not to be trusted but they're going to come up short. He'll serve out his term. In a couple of years, they're going to elect Frank Shaw. He'll teach them to look back on the John C. Porter recall as the good old days.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8...489f17d8_o.png
Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 1930 (5)


A young man hurrying to an appointment wishing he had a hat to wear and maybe if he talks fast enough they won't notice his bare head, kids on a shopping trip, maybe to Hamburger's, the older brother feeling the responsibility and fingering the loose change in his pocket, a couple of fast operators pleased with themselves and their good fortune...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8...e16e91ef_o.png
Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 1930 (6)


And on they come, a veritable tide, each with their private hopes, their private dreams and their private demons as well, each moving inexorably toward an unseeable future...the Great Depression is waiting and another world war...

ethereal_reality Mar 21, 2013 7:19 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/9849/a...oseytoday1.jpg
gsv




http://imageshack.us/a/img20/6825/aaadresposey1905.jpg
Los Angeles Herald 1905



http://imageshack.us/a/img692/3048/a...ey1905info.jpg


interior
http://imageshack.us/a/img42/6263/aa...905interio.jpg




http://imageshack.us/a/img46/2893/aaadresposeytoday.jpg
gsv

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ethereal_reality Mar 21, 2013 8:44 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img607/2734/a...stinn1905a.jpg
Los Angeles Herald 1905


http://imageshack.us/a/img16/7835/aa...inn1905bin.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img837/7835/a...inn1905bin.jpg
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ethereal_reality Mar 21, 2013 8:48 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img694/6775/a...tract1905a.jpg
Los Angeles Herald 1905
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ethereal_reality Mar 21, 2013 8:52 PM

kodachrome slide
http://imageshack.us/a/img145/2176/aabaimeewhois.jpg
ebay

Who in the heck is Stanley Comstock?
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ethereal_reality Mar 22, 2013 2:07 AM

This is a rare oddity!

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/3916/aa...estatue191.jpg
starting bid $100 dollars on ebay

"Tourists play on D.W. Griffith Intolerance statue 1910s."

I agree with the seller that this oversized facsimile of a statue is a movie prop...but Intolerance?
To me the statue seems too grotesque for the famous Babylonian scene. I thought maybe the statue was from another Griffith film like
'Julia of Bethulia' (1914), or any D.W. Griffith film with a sequence in Hell.

..perhaps the seller is correct and this is indeed from the iconic Intolerance.
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What to you guys think? Is it from Intolerance?

here's the link to the photograph on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOURISTS-PLA...item35c5af603d__

GaylordWilshire Mar 22, 2013 2:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6061397)



https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k...2520PM.bmp.jpgMount Archives


John V G Posey was a son of Oliver, who built the familiar 8 Chester Place in 1900 before selling it after little more than a year to Edward Doheny. It's interesting to me that, although by a different architect, 650 West 23rd seems almost a vague, less busy miniature of the parental residence, even as far as original exterior wall and roof colors went. (OK, maybe you really have to squint.) John Posey manufactured wood products, specializing in spruce piano soundboards which he sold to various piano makers; the senior Posey stayed in West Adams for a decade or so after selling #8 to Doheny, then moved to Pasadena; John moved his company to Washington State in 1909.

John Drake Mar 22, 2013 4:35 AM

Hello all - I'm a longtime lurker who just began posting.

Here's my meager contribution: a couple of before and after images from New Chinatown:

985 N. Broadway (Lung Kong Tin Yee Assoc. Building) in 1955

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...psb08ea6f3.jpg eBay

and today
http://i.imgur.com/ZoWy9mA.jpg google

and 961 N. Broadway (Chinese Free Masons Building)

in 1955
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps3022c835.jpg eBay

and now
http://i.imgur.com/krhBUG0.jpg google

tovangar2 Mar 22, 2013 4:44 AM

Mount St Mary's
 
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...138%2520PM.jpg
gsv

GW, do you know if the house is owned by the college? It's fronted by the same wall that encloses all the campus' 23rd St buildings, and is all but surrounded by Building 4, but does not appear on MSM Doheny Campus maps (although the wall does):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y...118%2520PM.jpg
MSM

Zillow notes that the house is worth a lot less than its 2008 sales price (no surprise there):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...731%2520PM.jpg
zillow

I thought it might be the Chancellor's residence or serve some other private function (?)


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6061972)
This is a rare oddity!
here's the link to the photograph on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOURISTS-PLA...item35c5af603d__

OMG, great toes!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0...605%2520PM.jpg
(It's not just a statue. The wrists and arms must have been jointed for a reason.....)




P.S. Thank you AlvaroLegido for the terrific link and to you too MichaelRyerson. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who can see the thought bubbles over "our" long-gone pedestrians' heads.



P.P.S. Hi John Drake, Nice pix and thx for IDing my pagoda before :-)

BifRayRock Mar 22, 2013 7:04 AM




Westwood - during the last ice age?


Quote:

Tropical Ice Gardens located in Westwood opened its doors in November 1938. It was billed as "one of the biggest sports and amusement enterprises in Los Angeles annals," and could accommodate 2000 ice skaters on its outdoor rink and could seat 10,000 spectators in its bleacher seats. Despite its popularity, the Westwood rink was torn town in 1949 to accommodate the expansion of UCLA.

1938 - Construction
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050712.jpgLapl

1939 - Breaking in the ice.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013370.jpgLapl

194X ?
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102071.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102072.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102068.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102069.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00102/00102070.jpg All from Lapl


1949 - The end is nigh
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092994.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092991.jpg All from Lapl


Before the big meltdown, date unknown
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7...840b4607_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...9668/lightbox/

Roxy Dog Mar 22, 2013 7:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6061527)
kodachrome slide
http://imageshack.us/a/img145/2176/aabaimeewhois.jpg
ebay

Who in the heck is Stanley Comstock?
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I thought maybe the sign said "Evangelist" above Mr. Comstock's name, so I did a Google search for Evangelist Stanley Comstock and found a news article from Lima 1942.

(This is my first attempt at posting a link, so please forgive me if it doesn't post correctly and I'll try to correct it until I get it right.)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=2603,5242270

GaylordWilshire Mar 22, 2013 3:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6062171)
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...138%2520PM.jpg
gsv

GW, do you know if the house is owned by the college? It's fronted by the same wall that encloses all the campus' 23rd St buildings, and is all but surrounded by Building 4, but does not appear on MSM Doheny Campus maps (although the wall does).


The house was built by Posey on a lot within the original bounds of Chester Place, which would account for the wall; while his parents had sold #8 to the Dohenys in 1901, perhaps they had acquired the lot from William J Davis (who had built #2--the lot on which 650 sits appears to have been part of #2's lot originally). I've read that Sarah Posey sold to the Dohenys because she didn't like being in her giant new house alone while her husband went off to run his mines; perhaps after selling #8, the Poseys bought the piece from the Davises, planning a smaller house of their own, but then, after John got married in 1904, gave it to him...maybe Newsom actually first planned it for the parents, accounting for the similarity. There are a lot of references to 650 being a house owned by a member of the Severance family, including in the Gebhard-Winter guide, but I haven't seen any CD listings or newspaper items connecting it to a Severance, at least not yet. Rather than being a private house, 650 seems to be occupied currently by the Congregation of the Missions, some sort of Catholic men's organization.


http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5...0auctionad.jpgLAT

No indication of whose possessions these were, or who was coming and going from the house.

ethereal_reality Mar 22, 2013 3:34 PM

Welcome to the thread John Drake! I liked your chinatown before and afters.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Roxy Dog (Post 6062274)
I thought maybe the sign said "Evangelist" above Mr. Comstock's name, so I did a Google search for Evangelist Stanley Comstock and found a news article from Lima 1942.

(This is my first attempt at posting a link, so please forgive me if it doesn't post correctly and I'll try to correct it until I get it right.)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=2603,5242270

Thanks for info on Rev. Comstock Roxy Dog. -much appreciated-

BifRayRock Mar 22, 2013 4:33 PM



Harold V. Raymond Chrysler-Plymouth. 120 S. Alameda and 1112 N. Long Beach Blvd., Compton.

Unless they were moved, neither structure seems to have survived.:(



date unknown
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7...e09aabb7_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...ary/7535858904



"USED CARS STOP" A not-so-subtle message to buy new?
date unknown
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7...1dfa615a_b.jpg


date unknown. Bonneville, UT.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/wp-cont...reamliner1.jpghttp://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=720091


BifRayRock Mar 22, 2013 5:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5989435)
:previous:


http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8...amsoncolor.jpgAlden Jewell



kznyc2k: Let's just say that of all the cars your father might have brought home from Williamson's, you prayed that it wouldn't be a Simca. Chrysler imported them from about 1958 to '71. Definitely ladies' cars, like the even less attractive Renault. French cars had a not-undeserved rep as quirky and unreliable; English imports did too, but theirs was mitigated by the cool factor of MG and Austin-Healey roadsters....


3153 W Pico (@ St Andrews) today:

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/6...liamsonnow.jpgGoogleSV


Williamson Motors was on Pico until moving to 4661 W Slauson @ La Brea, now the site of a gas station, around 1961.





Trader Post - 11665 , Studio City. "Hillman-Singer."
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7...469d2bc3_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...ary/7684023638


Fess, who one lived off of Laurel Canyon. Related to car sales?
http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanag...kerx-large.jpghttp://i.usatoday.net/communitymanag...kerx-large.jpg


A potential trade-in?
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cAFRZohUKi...+Bike+Ride.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cAFRZohUKig/TIpPQtDi44I/AAAAAAAAAKQ/s2Asl600Gsc/s1600
/Ronnie%27s+First+Bike+Ride.jpg




ethereal_reality Mar 22, 2013 5:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6062256)


kodachrome slide 1951
http://imageshack.us/a/img404/7163/a...njahenieic.png
ebay
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kznyc2k Mar 22, 2013 6:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6062256)
1939 - Breaking in the ice.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013370.jpg

Excuse me while I roll my eyes, but c'mon.....Tropical Ice Garden?? That makes no sense!

kznyc2k Mar 22, 2013 6:26 PM

More Arnold Hylen, all from the early '50s. I'm sure one or two of these are reposts but please excuse them!

Under Angels Flight:

http://imageshack.us/a/img191/8484/l...0sbunkeran.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img689/8052/l...0sbunker3r.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/8052/los...0sbunker3r.jpg

And the little park area where Third Street terminates at Bunker Hill Ave, looking west:

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/6875/l...0sbunkerav.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 22, 2013 6:48 PM

Video of a rental in the Eastern Columbia Building with period music.

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/1019/aabeastern.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEFfL_uvRMY

very dark.....only two small windows. but oh that pool!
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