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FredH Dec 1, 2016 8:06 AM

:previous:


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pstmovpdlt.jpg
lapl


Looking northwest from Broadway and Temple, showing the Temperance Temple (foreground) and the original Los Angeles High School (right).

ethereal_reality Dec 1, 2016 5:36 PM

re: Rock street mystery solved.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 7638493)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ay...w1680-h1050-no

It took me a bit of work to get this as I had to put together two different pages of the 1910 Baist Map, at different scales and different angles, LOL. Rock Street became Fort Moore Place, and it seems that Castelar Street became Hill. At the top of the image you can see Castelar Street north of Sunset, and it lines up with the street that runs in front of the High School.

:previous: Excellent job in piecing together the twp pages of baist map.

Thanks for taking the time to do that ProphetM. I really appreciate it.
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ethereal_reality Dec 1, 2016 5:54 PM

Here's an intriguing photograph of a group of workers posing in front of the 'White Spot' Reality Company at 5258 W. Pico Boulevard on July 3, 1923.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/D1Y3NO.jpg
eBay (found several months ago)

They remind me of the group of workers in Hoss's USC video from yesterday. (even though this is over 10 years earlier)



Here's a better look at the sign in the background.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/k9zlit.jpg
detail


And a board with prices(?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/V1wIDq.jpg




The writing on the back is in Spanish.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/fXq6ko.jpg

If anyone wants to translate it feel free. (my Spanish leaves a lot to be desired) -that, and I don't know what "la Hagua" means.




Last but not least, a closer look at some of the workers.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/oif5kb.jpg
detail

ethereal_reality Dec 1, 2016 6:13 PM

This is from the 1892 book I found on eBay yesterday.

"Calla Lily Hedge in Second Street Park. -in Winter"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/GqGFSR.jpg

So which park was considered 2nd St. Park in 1892?



Here's the whole page.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/Hb8nNr.jpg

That's a nice fence and gate on the property across from city hall--------------------------------------->
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SHERIFFPAUL Dec 1, 2016 7:15 PM

Poster Art LA
 
http://posterspast.com/artscape/LosAngeles1891-G.jpg

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 1, 2016 7:27 PM

Los Angeles City Hall
 
http://www.streetcouch.com/wp-conten...os-angeles.jpg

John Maddox Roberts Dec 1, 2016 7:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7638907)
Here's an intriguing photograph of a group of workers posing in front of the 'White Spot' Reality Company at 5258 W. Pico Boulevard on July 3, 1923.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/D1Y3NO.jpg
eBay (found several months ago)

They remind me of the group of workers in Hoss's USC video from yesterday. (even though this is over 10 years earlier)



Here's a better look at the sign in the background.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/k9zlit.jpg
detail


And a board with prices(?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/V1wIDq.jpg




The writing on the back is in Spanish.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/fXq6ko.jpg

If anyone wants to translate it feel free. (my Spanish leaves a lot to be desired) -that, and I don't know what "la Hagua" means.




Last but not least, a closer look at some of the multicultural workers.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/oif5kb.jpg
detail

The final word is "Agua." "This group * something, something* of the water company."

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 1, 2016 7:33 PM

Compton Creek Watershed
 
http://waterandpower.org/6%20Histori...1903_Flooe.jpg

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 1, 2016 7:37 PM

Map of LA
 
http://www.bigmapblog.com/wp-content...ALAaaaa_TT.jpg

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 1, 2016 7:41 PM

1920 Red Riot” – a demonstration of the unemployed in Los Angeles
 
http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/upl...era_640_31.jpg

Beaudry Dec 1, 2016 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7639038)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/fXq6ko.jpgThe final word is "Agua." "This group * something, something* of the water company."

"fuetomado esafecha" = was taken on this date

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 1, 2016 8:00 PM

1910 first board track designed for motor racing Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome
 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1wVTKghkIB...motordrome.jpg

AlvaroLegido Dec 1, 2016 8:02 PM

Bad Spanish !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7638907)
The writing on the back is in Spanish.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/fXq6ko.jpg

If anyone wants to translate it feel free. (my Spanish leaves a lot to be desired) -that, and I don't know what "la Hagua" means.
l

Word for word translation : "This group was shot this date of the Water Company".

HossC Dec 1, 2016 8:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SHERIFFPAUL (Post 7639018)

There a zoomable version of this 1891 map (with less intrusive watermarks) at historicmapworks.com. Here's the central area. I've inset the recently discussed Los Angeles High School detail view. Note the two different spellings of Castelar/Castellar Street.

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

HossC Dec 1, 2016 8:32 PM

Yesterday we had recreation from Julius Shulman. Today, it's administration. This is "Job 3258: Flewelling and Moody, District Administration Building (West Covina, Calif.), 1961".

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

It looks like the building had an enclosed courtyard.

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

I think that's the main entrance on the right.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The District Administration Building is still standing at 1717 W Merced Avenue, West Covina. I'm not sure if the decorative walls are original - the sides are hidden by bushes in the original picture. I can't see the courtyard on the overhead view.

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

Martin Pal Dec 1, 2016 8:35 PM

I love the cause and effect on NLA at times!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7637286)
My comment about the approaching storm was just an after-thought.
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E_R, your after-thought led to this:


Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 7637264)
But not just any winter storm: the following day, January 10, 1949, would see one of the major snowfalls to affect the Greater Los Angeles area. More on these events here: http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/c...-its-happened/


And this:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7638021)
That storm wiped out a citrus producer in Downey that year. They took home movies of the snow.

https://flic.kr/p/abxzNN - the video caption says 1948, but it covers the winter of 48/49.

ETA: I should note the location of this ranch - 9554 Telegraph Road, Downey. https://goo.gl/maps/5k1NRSygrVs

https://www.flickr.com/photos/303997...57617659558203 - More photos and videos of the Red Barn Ranch

Thanks for connecting that storm to the 1949 snowfall, HH! It makes that photo all the more interesting!

And Lomara! What a find! This is the first actual footage I've seen of the famous 1949 snowfall! In color, no less.

Would a photo book of Los Angeles in the snow be anything buyers would be interested in?
___

P.S.: Who knew?

Snow Day L.A.

at The Old Lodge
Montecillo De Leo Politi
​Stadium Way & Scott Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Latitude: 34.078255 | Longitude: -118.246601

http://www.snowlosangeles.com/about

odinthor Dec 1, 2016 9:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7638292)
1898 Los Angeles High School Yearbook

[...]

front page
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/W6n9UX.jpg

:previous: I can't quite place these two palms. Were they near school property?


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Doubly my category ("trees" and "missions"): We're looking towards Mission San Fernando Rey--its convento building, to be precise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conven..._San_Fernando) . And you already know that they're Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) rather than Washingtonia robusta (Mexican Fan Palm). LAHS students must have gone to San Fernando on a field trip!

Martin Pal Dec 1, 2016 9:33 PM

I thought I'd look for a couple snow pictures that we haven't seen on NLA before.
If these were posted previously, I didn't find them.
Source: LAPL

Caption: January 11, 1949. This is a scene in La Crescenta where several inches of snow were recorded. Pat Bradley brought out her skis to enjoy this rare experience in the Southland.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049777.jpg


In deference to the Lomara's Downey citrus producer: January 5, 1949. "W. Terzenbach of 6226 Beck Ave., North Hollywood, inspects his ice covered lemon and orange trees. Ice formed on trees from spray Terzenbach left on over night to protect them from frost."

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00123/00123726.jpg


The Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, "where the sunshine spends the winter," is covered with snow on January 11, 1949.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049770.jpg


Los Angeles Snowball Fight, January 12, 1949.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00123/00123733.jpg


Exterior of Clark Gable's residence, located at 4525 Petit Avenue in Encino, shown after a snowstorm. Photograph dated January 18, 1949. (A side note says: The address of this home is now 4543 Tara Drive.) Heh, Tara!

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00105/00105924.jpg



Glendale, early January 11, 1949, taken from Arcadia Hills.

http://66.media.tumblr.com/21e326e28...atdo4_1280.jpg

HenryHuntington Dec 2, 2016 4:03 AM

Thanks for those pics, Martin Pal! Very seasonal as well as historical. And yes, this thread has pinballed into some very interesting places as so often happens at NLA.

LeeRivas Dec 2, 2016 4:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7638907)
Here's an intriguing photograph of a group of workers posing in front of the 'White Spot' Reality Company at 5258 W. Pico Boulevard on July 3, 1923.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/D1Y3NO.jpg
eBay (found several months ago)

They remind me of the group of workers in Hoss's USC video from yesterday. (even though this is over 10 years earlier)



Here's a better look at the sign in the background.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/k9zlit.jpg
detail


And a board with prices(?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/V1wIDq.jpg




The writing on the back is in Spanish.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/fXq6ko.jpg

If anyone wants to translate it feel free. (my Spanish leaves a lot to be desired) -that, and I don't know what "la Hagua" means.



Last but not least, a closer look at some of the multicultural workers.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/oif5kb.jpg
detail

"La Agua" the water'

"July 8 of 1923 This group was taken this date of the company of the water (Agua)"


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