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HossC Oct 11, 2013 9:22 PM

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I can't help you with the name of the pool and snooker business, but here's another view of the same buildings:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LA/LAAsahi.jpg
Daralee's Web World Photos on Flickr

The caption says:

"Asahi Shoes and Dry Goods was located at 321 E. 1st in J-Town (Japanese Town) in Los Angeles during the 1960s through the late 1980s. Next door at 323 E. 1st St. was Granada Fish Co. Photo taken by Daralee on June 19, 1982."

ethereal_reality Oct 11, 2013 9:23 PM

:previous: excellent find HossC! It's interesting to compare the small differences between the two.




Here's a rare glimpse inside a Los Angeles soda fountain, circa 1927
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/4489/6s0v.jpg
ebay

reverse with address. Hoover at Washington(?) Street
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/158/mrsw.jpg
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ethereal_reality Oct 11, 2013 9:38 PM

Does anyone know where the Central Fire Alarm Station was located?
http://imageshack.us/a/img585/2671/vj6x.jpgebay

I was hoping the address would be on the back. -it wasn't.
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ethereal_reality Oct 11, 2013 9:54 PM

A quick search tells me we haven't yet visited Claudette Colbert's home on noirish Los Angeles.
http://imageshack.us/a/img853/567/pwt4.jpg
they spelled Claudette wrong/no address
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HossC Oct 11, 2013 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6300133)
reverse with address. Hoover at Washington(?) Street
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/158/mrsw.jpg

The Ebay seller seems to think it's Hoover and Washington. At that corner you would have found the Triangle Pharmacy. I think the line in the middle of the card above might say "The Soda Fountain at the Triangle".

Here's a picture you posted nearly four years ago!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4565867)
Here's a photo of the Triangle Pharmacy on Washington and Hoover.


http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/2...epharmacyc.jpg
usc digital library


sportbiker Oct 11, 2013 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6299924)
Do you have a source for your statement that the Vegetarian Cafeteria was the first of its kind in the US? Some sources suggest New York may have been first. http://restaurant-ingthroughhistory....n-restaurants/

I got it from post 1647 (mdiederi):

Quote:

The photo with the Vegetarian Cafeteria is from 1910 according to this site: http://www.publicartinla.com/Downtow...oa/angels.html , and according to the L.A. Times the concept of a "cafeteria" started in L.A. and that is the world's first vegetarian cafeteria. http://articles.latimes.com/2003/nov...o-cafeteria5/6. Hmm? According to wiki, cafeterias started elsewhere. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cafeteria

HossC Oct 11, 2013 11:49 PM

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Sportbiker, the links in your quote seem to have been truncated, and consequently the first two don't work. To save people the trouble of looking for the original post, here it is with complete links:

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdiederi (Post 4933690)
The photo with the Vegetarian Cafeteria is from 1910 according to this site: http://www.publicartinla.com/Downtow...oa/angels.html , and according to the L.A. Times the concept of a "cafeteria" started in L.A. and that is the world's first vegetarian cafeteria. http://articles.latimes.com/2003/nov...o-cafeteria5/6. Hmm? According to wiki, cafeterias started elsewhere. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cafeteria


GaylordWilshire Oct 12, 2013 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6300174)
A quick search tells me we haven't yet visited Claudette Colbert's home on noirish Los Angeles.
http://imageshack.us/a/img853/567/pwt4.jpg
they spelled Claudette wrong/no address
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I always thought this house looked like a Moderne junior high school with a fancy front door (actually, it looks like Pola Negri's front door was tacked on). But what do I know? Designed by Lloyd Wright in 1935, it's at 615 N. Faring Road, or was (I didn't dig & dig, but it appears to have been torn down).

ethereal_reality Oct 12, 2013 1:00 AM

I'm hoping this is an early Christmas gift to GW. :)
http://imageshack.us/a/img845/69/undn.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-1931-Lo...item20d93688e3


details
http://imageshack.us/a/img6/774/s3vd.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img15/9453/5lrv.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930-1931-Lo...item20d93688e3
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Graybeard Oct 12, 2013 1:12 AM

Claudette Colbert House
As of 8/24/2010 it was still standing.
http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/9052/m7b1.jpg
LA OKAY
http://www.laokay.com/38L1D422J-38L1D422N.htm

ethereal_reality Oct 12, 2013 1:13 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6300205)
Here's a picture you posted nearly four years ago!

I had no idea the 1927 photograph was the soda fountain inside the Triangle Pharmacy. -kudos to you HossC!!

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HossC Oct 12, 2013 1:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6300352)
I always thought this house looked like a Moderne junior high school with a fancy front door (actually, it looks like Pola Negri's front door was tacked on). But what do I know? Designed by Lloyd Wright in 1935, it's at 615 N. Faring Road, or was (I didn't dig & dig, but it appears to have been torn down).

I found a listing for 615 N Faring Road at hiltonhyland.com that describes it as "Holmby Hills flat parcel North of Sunset. Approximately 2/3 of an acre." Google Earth shows a property on that site until sometime in 2008, but I don't know if was Claudette Colbert's old house.

Tourmaline Oct 12, 2013 2:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6300300)
:previous:

Sportbiker, the links in your quote seem to have been truncated, and consequently the first two don't work. To save people the trouble of looking for the original post, here it is with complete links:

Thanks SBiker and HossC.

The cafeteria concept may not have been completely settled when the Angles Flight-Vegetarian first got started.

The 1909 directory listed a Vegetarian "cafe" at 259 S. Hill and a Vegetarian "cafeteria" at 622 S Broadway. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...an&submit=Find The same directory lists Marion Johnson as a waiter for the 259 Hill establishment. Maybe he was responsible for beverages. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...doc=vegetarian

http://imgzoom.cdlib.org/Converter?i...=0&w=932&h=434http://imgzoom.cdlib.org/Converter?i...=0&w=932&h=434

GaylordWilshire Oct 12, 2013 1:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6300359)


Fantastic, ER--thank you. I have a partial view of the picture above, although for my story on 3240 Wilshire--in my blog lineup with its full story in the works--I created a different illustration based on another photograph: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...boulevard.html

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

The "2" circled in the top photo indicates the former site of the William Lacy/John G. Bullock house (sw corner of Wilshire & Vermont); it was moved to 627 South Plymouth in Windsor Square, where it still stands. That story is complete:

http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html

Hollywood Graham Oct 12, 2013 4:00 PM

West Lake Signal Office
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6300152)
Does anyone know where the Central Fire Alarm Station was located?
http://imageshack.us/a/img585/2671/vj6x.jpgebay

I was hoping the address would be on the back. -it wasn't.
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Fire Alarms in most of L.A. reported to the West Lake Signal Office on 6th near Alvarado. I know a photo of the building exist but have not found it yet.

GaylordWilshire Oct 12, 2013 4:22 PM

:previous:


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

It still stands, with additions, at 2228 West 6th St.--faces into MacArthur Park. Built in 1924, architect J W Wilson per the Times of Feb 10, 1924.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV

jg6544 Oct 12, 2013 8:59 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6300641)
Fantastic, ER--thank you. I have a partial view of the picture above, although for my story on 3240 Wilshire--in my blog lineup with its full story in the works--I created a different illustration based on another photograph: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...boulevard.html

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

The "2" circled in the top photo indicates the former site of the William Lacy/John G. Bullock house (sw corner of Wilshire & Vermont); it was moved to 627 South Plymouth in Windsor Square, where it still stands. That story is complete:

http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html

Love your blog, but I have to say, every time I see that picture of the former I. Magnin store, I wonder when some vandal is going to buy it, tear it down, and replace it with yet another boring, featureless highrise.

ethereal_reality Oct 12, 2013 9:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6300732)
It still stands, with additions, at 2228 West 6th St.--faces into MacArthur Park. Built in 1924, architect J W Wilson per the Times of Feb 10, 1924.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV

What a surprise! I would have bet money the alarm center was long gone. Now I want to go inside!
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JeffDiego Oct 12, 2013 9:21 PM

Residential Wilshire Blvd.
 
To the poster responsible for the fascinating site on Wilshire Blvd. when it was residential, thank you! Any information on the old Victorian mansions on Wilshire, presumably near downtown, photographed in color by Charles Cushman?

ethereal_reality Oct 13, 2013 12:01 AM

In the early 1900s, Casa Verdugo was an independent settlement in what is now northwest Glendale.

In 1904 L.C. Brand brought the Pacific Electric Railway out to the 'netherlands' of Casa Verdugo. At the end of the line, the railway company
turned an old adobe into a restaurant, hoping to entice visitors to take the scenic ride. The property was leased to Piedad Yorba de Sowl,
and was an immediate success.



The Sanchez/Sepulveda Adobe as the Casa Verdugo restaurant.
http://imageshack.us/a/img6/8008/dxy0.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/5712/rec/2



http://imageshack.us/a/img571/6871/r2kd.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/5726/rec/8

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/9056/m1k5.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/se.../order/nosort?


http://imageshack.us/a/img407/7548/kdk9.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/se.../order/nosort?
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After a falling out with the railway co. big-wigs, Piedad de Sowl opened a second Casa Verdugo in her residence
a few yards away from the original.

http://imageshack.us/a/img10/3623/upnc.jpg
http://www.glendalehistorical.org/landmark.html


The 2nd Casa Verdugo, 1235 N. Louise Street at Randolph Street, Glendale
http://imageshack.us/a/img854/6430/5o9j.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/5731/rec/6



It still stands today (as a residence once again)
http://imageshack.us/a/img405/3784/8o65.jpg
GSV


http://imageshack.us/a/img96/6131/k7sg.jpg
GSV



-this aerial helps to understand the layout
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/6186/1sv2.jpg
google_earth

It must be very beautiful inside. -one area resembles a central knave. -perhaps this was added later.
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postscript:
The Casa Verdugo in the Mack Sennett silent, The Manicured Lady 1911.
http://imageshack.us/a/img854/7374/ezq0.jpg
http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/M...eLady1911.html

http://imageshack.us/a/img20/9422/qp8m.jpg
http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/M...eLady1911.html

http://imageshack.us/a/img547/7449/poix.jpg
http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/M...eLady1911.html

Imagine living in a home that appeared in a Mack Sennett silent over a hundred years ago!
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