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Lomara Jan 28, 2018 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimCraig (Post 8062026)
I get my fix first thing in the AM. Great way to start the day!

Quote:

Originally Posted by sadykadie2 (Post 8058474)
Nightly addict here as well. I get the shakes if I don't get on NLA :worship:


Weekly addict here. I fell into this thread during a thankfully short-lived bout of unemployment in 2016. I can't remember now what I was searching for at the time.

tovangar2 Jan 29, 2018 4:09 AM

Hot, dry, dusty, gusting Santa Anas tonight. The palm trees are making that particularly ominous clattering sound.

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2018 4:10 AM

mystery station redux
 
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Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8061056)
Always surprises here. This is a block from my office, where I am typing this.

ethereal_reality
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9W7SwJ.jpg
EBAY


Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc
e_r's picture is taken looking east on Olympic from Fairfax, here is the Sanborn:

https://i.imgur.com/yxyaOyT.jpg
lapl.org

hmmm...I wonder what that giant egg is doing beneath 1012 Fairfax? ;)


Here's the area shown on your Sanborn map Lorendoc.

1936
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/qRALf3.jpg
USC digital archive




a closer look at the service station. (if you're just tuning in, it's the one in the color slide)

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

I think that guy might be walking his dog over to those bushes.






This is the building next to the station. In two years, it will be replaced by the drive-in (we discussed earlier)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/KzHAis.jpg

This might be a small cafe (or perhaps a real estate office? :shrug: )

We have visited this area before. you can find it HERE









Thanks for posting the Sanborn Lorendoc.

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2018 4:36 AM

I guess I'll stick with the service station theme.

I found this negative in one of my old files. I didn't post it because I couldn't turn it into a positive image. (I use to be able to :hell: do it)

here it is anyway--

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/og4YNJ.jpg
ebay



the seller used a magnifying glass to read the street sign.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/r0QbFB.jpg

Olympic? and Bellflower :shrug:

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odinthor Jan 29, 2018 5:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8064689)
I guess I'll stick with the service station theme.

I found this negative in one of my old files. I didn't post it because I couldn't turn it into a positive image. (I use to be able to :hell:)

here it is anyway--

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/og4YNJ.jpg
ebay



the seller used a magnifying glass to read the street sign.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/r0QbFB.jpg

Olympic? and Bellflower :shrug:

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Voila!

https://s26.postimg.org/9xlfje0bd/negog4_YNJL.jpg
image via e_r from ebay

(Here's how in Photoshop: Image > Adjustments > Invert.)

Mstimc Jan 29, 2018 5:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8064663)
Hot, dry, dusty, gusting Santa Anas tonight. The palm trees are making that particularly ominous clattering sound.

Very Raymond Chandler-esque!

Lorendoc Jan 29, 2018 5:30 AM

Richfield gas station
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8064716)

Voila!

https://s26.postimg.org/9xlfje0bd/negog4_YNJL.jpg
image via e_r from ebay

(Here's how in Photoshop: Image > Adjustments > Invert.)

It's Olympic and Bellwood:

https://i.imgur.com/LudhgXz.jpg
Sanborn via lapl.org

Not an improvement:

https://i.imgur.com/IwMHbDR.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2018 5:40 AM

:previous: Boy, you two are fast tonight! thx

boy, that Courtyard Motel looks like a pile of crap.



a bit of ephemera

"RED LOG, 1776 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 24, California. Granite 84076"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/YDpAA0.jpg
EBAY



Surprisingly, this little building is a survivor.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/gGYdOl.png
GSV


odinthor, I don't have photoshop :()

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Flyingwedge Jan 29, 2018 5:52 AM

:previous:

There is a January 18, 1940, building permit for a service station at 10350 Olympic (between Bellwood and Kerwood),
and a January 6, 1967, permit to demolish an Atlantic Richfield service station at the same address.

There is also a December 23, 1966, building permit for an Atlantic Richfield "service station and minor auto repair"
at the same address, and a June 16, 1998, demo permit for the service station.

The building permit for the Goodwill store now at 10350 Olympic is dated May 25, 2010. Here is a July 2007 GSV shot
from Bellwood of the then-empty lot looking west, with Olympic on the right.

Lorendoc Jan 29, 2018 6:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8064743)
:previous:

There is a January 18, 1940, building permit for a service station at 10350 Olympic (between Bellwood and Kerwood),
and a January 6, 1967, permit to demolish an Atlantic Richfield service station at the same address.

Yup the gas station in the original picture was at 10350. A longer shot, here:

https://i.imgur.com/53Mqoje.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2018 6:24 AM

ephemera 2


Did you know you could learn to knit & crochet daily from 9:30 to 4:30 at Hamburger's Department Store.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Ue32P8.jpg

FOR FREE!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/2bgBIc.jpg
EBAY




I'll throw in an old sales receipt as well. (I believe this pre-dates the knitting pamphlet by quite a bit) -it might be 1909 unless the '9' is the day :shrug: (October 9th, that is.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/yAeWaD.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/OLnH8J.jpg


If interested, you can ee Hamburger's Department Store HERE.

and go HERE to see Hamburger's when it was in the Phillips Block (second photograph down, 1887) -there's a HUGE 'Hamburger's' sign on the roof.
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Flyingwedge Jan 29, 2018 6:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8064752)
Yup the gas station in the original picture was at 10350.

(Flyingwedge, your capture doesn't display on my screen - odd.)

Sorry about that!

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2018 6:54 AM

oops. my empherma keeps interrupting you guys' conversation. (I'm not doing it intentionally)

are you finished?

I can wait.
https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5458/f9CYtQ.gif

Lorendoc Jan 29, 2018 7:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8064771)
:previous: my empherma keeps interrupting you guys' conversation.

are you finished? ;)

I can wait.
https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5458/f9CYtQ.gif

Lol we're good :runaway:

tovangar2 Jan 29, 2018 7:36 AM

One more...


Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8064743)

There is also a December 23, 1966, building permit for an Atlantic Richfield "service station and minor auto repair"
at the same address, and a June 16, 1998, demo permit for the service station.

My kids were a bit upset when the ARCO station/am pm mini-mart got torn down. It was a minor landmark 'round here.

Here's Reginald Veljohnson doing his memorable bit in "Die Hard" (1988):


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/B1...=w1006-h465-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nI...=w1006-h457-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Wz...=w1006-h441-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bS...=w1006-h422-no
twentieth century fox

tovangar2 Jan 29, 2018 7:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 8064726)
Very Raymond Chandler-esque!

I did just reread "The Long Goodbye" (1953), for the first time in 50 years, and rewatched the Altman film (1973). I still like the film better.



OK e_r, I'm done.

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2018 7:54 AM

you're fine. I was just joking. :)

CaliNative Jan 29, 2018 8:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8064759)
ephemera 2


Did you know you could learn to knit & crochet daily from 9:30 to 4:30 at Hamburger's Department Store.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Ue32P8.jpg

FOR FREE!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/2bgBIc.jpg
EBAY




I'll throw in an old sales receipt as well. (I believe this pre-dates the knitting pamphlet by quite a bit) -it might be 1909 unless the '9' is the day :shrug: (October 9th, that is.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/yAeWaD.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/OLnH8J.jpg


If interested, you can ee Hamburger's Department Store HERE.

and go HERE to see Hamburger's when it was in the Phillips Block (second photograph down, 1887) -there's a HUGE 'Hamburger's' sign on the roof.
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Did the lunch room serve hamburgers?

CaliNative Jan 29, 2018 8:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8064777)
Lol we're good :runaway:

delete

CaliNative Jan 29, 2018 8:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8064771)
my empherma keeps interrupting you guys' conversation.

are you finished?

I can wait.
https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5458/f9CYtQ.gif

Fat Spanky lived a long life. Poor Alfalfa died young, in a hunting accident I vaguely recall. I wonder what happened to Darla, Froggy & Buckwheat? Robert Blake had a bit part in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" and we all know his bad luck. Sort of like King Tut's curse to work as a rascal I guess, but "Spanky" McFarland did OK.


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