SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum//index.php)
-   Found City Photos (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum//forumdisplay.php?f=23)
-   -   noirish Los Angeles (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum//showthread.php?t=170279)

rick m Oct 22, 2013 2:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6310953)
:previous:
So the landscape 'architect(s)' went with a precise grid of trees surrounded by unkempt lawns with dandelions(!?!)
-calling Frederick Law Olmsted.

These are a tough ground cover that my family utilized alot at our Granada Hills place-- Believe they're Shasta Daisies--

HossC Oct 22, 2013 2:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311001)
-here's the reverse (in reverse).
http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7051/ms9q.jpg

lol, I meant (in German) ;)

In case anyone's interested:

Text ohne gewähr.
Die originellsten Volks-restaurants der U.S.A.
Eine Feinbäckerei und Konditorei in Los Angeles in Gestalt eine Windmuhle.

Translates as:

Text without guarantee.
The original folk restaurants [of] the U.S.A.
A fine bakery and confectionery (cake shop) in Los Angeles in the form of a windmill.

How odd to see a German postcard of a Dutch bakery in the USA! Great picture BTW.

oldstuff Oct 22, 2013 2:41 PM

Daisies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rick m (Post 6311109)
These are a tough ground cover that my family utilized alot at our Granada Hills place-- Believe they're Shasta Daisies--

Actually, they are African Daisies. They are also called "Freeway Daisies" because they are a staple planting along banks of freeways. The yellow form, which these appear to be, are very hardy and once they are put in, you cannot get rid of them. They live in low water conditions and spread prolifically.

A Shasta Daisy is a taller plant, two and a half feet or so, with the flowers on long stems

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 5:12 PM

:previous: my bad. -from a distance they resembled dandelions. (I was raised in the midwest where dandelions abound)
__

-thanks for the information/corrections on Betty Compson/Charles Ray house(s) GW. It's amazing they're two separate houses!

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 6:44 PM

gas-meter tanks and a L.A. River bridge. -I thought this was Union Station at first.

http://imageshack.us/a/img845/5267/463k.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img196/9867/64hx.jpgebay
__

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 6:57 PM

not snow, but rain.

Does anyone recognize this area? (notice the eye shaped STOP sign)
http://imageshack.us/a/img199/1355/xds1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3008/jaw8.jpg
__

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 7:33 PM

A fantastic view of Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Ave. (note the J.C. Penney)
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/5903/ic8o.jpgebay

-this was written on the back. (note the word ethereal ;))
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/2053/u8kq.jpg

We've discussed the Hollywood Hotel numerous times on the thread, but I don't remember it being built as a Catholic institution.
__

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 7:40 PM

touche'

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/3949/zqim.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5111/73r6.jpgebay

I wonder where this was taken/anyone have an idea? (I can see a large building in the distance behind the trees)
__

HossC Oct 22, 2013 8:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311854)
not snow, but rain.

Does anyone recognize this area? (notice the eye shaped STOP sign)
http://imageshack.us/a/img199/1355/xds1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3008/jaw8.jpg

The same picture appears on the LAPL site:

Car driving through water on West Adams Boulevard on the last day of December 1933.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...damsFlood1.jpg
lapl.org

They also have this one:

Wide body of water on West Adams Boulevard during flooding on December 31, 1933.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...damsFlood2.jpg
lapl.org

GaylordWilshire Oct 22, 2013 8:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311854)
not snow, but rain.

Does anyone recognize this area? (notice the eye shaped STOP sign)
http://imageshack.us/a/img199/1355/xds1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3008/jaw8.jpg
__


While the photo indicates 1934 (probably the publication date), the LAPL dates this same shot as actually having been taken on Dec 31, 1933. The library also has the wider view below; both are noted as being West Adams Blvd. Based and the width and the lamps, this would be toward Culver City. Don't think I've ever seen the unusual STOP sign or light....

Edit--PS: Looks like this would have actually been in Culver City... the last of those lamps are going. See http://culvercitytimes.com/profiles/...bites-the-dust

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics19/00019294.jpg


Another shot from the same day:
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics19/00019236.jpg

We've seen King's Tropical Inn on Wash Blvd here before, but finding the post is of course a pain in the a##.

Nevermind...found BRR's old post: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=8536

GaylordWilshire Oct 22, 2013 8:49 PM

Remnant

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV

GaylordWilshire Oct 22, 2013 10:16 PM

Speaking of Culver City...

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/1268/wwzb.jpgCulver City Historical Society

Who knew it was so colorful? The newest car I see is a 1960 Ford.

GaylordWilshire Oct 22, 2013 10:33 PM

Another random shot with interesting color, a little earlier and due north:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J...2520PM.bmp.jpgVintage Los Angeles

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6312126)
Speaking of Culver City...
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/1268/wwzb.jpgCulver City Historical Society

Who knew it was so colorful? The newest car I see is a 1960 Ford.

similar view_1961
http://imageshack.us/a/img14/3295/43vx.jpg
ocdom

-notice the funny face sign on the right. It's in GW's postcard as well (in yellow). He's a Donut Man!
__

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 11:20 PM

Eagle Rock streetcar 1952 (the FOR SALE typeface looks quite contemporary)
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/5193/gtno.jpg
ebay

-note the small church on the right. --->
__

CityBoyDoug Oct 22, 2013 11:33 PM

Danger in the street....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311909)
A fantastic view of Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Ave. (note the J.C. Penney)
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/5903/ic8o.jpgebay

-this was written on the back. (note the word ethereal ;))
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/2053/u8kq.jpg

We've discussed the Hollywood Hotel numerous times on the thread, but I don't remember it being built as a Catholic institution.
__

If you look in the middle of the street you can see one of those horrifically dangerous streetcar Waiting Zones. I can remember those when I was a small child and seeing all of the automobiles rushing towards us as my mother and I waited for a street car. It was absolutely terrifying and obviously dangerous as many people were hit and injured in these Zones.

Just imagine yourself standing in the middle of that street with cars flying by you. It was totally insane.

HossC Oct 22, 2013 11:44 PM

Another flooded street from around the same era as the recent flood posts. USC doesn't give a location, but it's Union Avenue looking toward Pico.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAUnionAv1.jpg
USC Digital Library

And here's what the view looks like today.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAUnionAv2.jpg
GSV

The domed building at the center is the Doria Apartments. e_r posted a couple of pictures of the apartments here.

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2013 11:56 PM

:previous: I haven't thought of the Doria Apartments in long time HossC. Long live the Doria!
__

Lorendoc Oct 23, 2013 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311854)
not snow, but rain.

Does anyone recognize this area? (notice the eye shaped STOP sign)
http://imageshack.us/a/img199/1355/xds1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3008/jaw8.jpg
__

The upper direction sign attached to the lamp post seems to say:

<- Los Angeles
Beverly Hills 4 ->
West Hollywood 6 ->
Hollywood 7 ->

...which would make a Culver City-ish location possible, looking at the overlapping circles.

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1615/kzu.JPG

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2013 12:15 AM

:previous: -damn, you were able to read that sign?! -good eyes Lorendoc.



I realize GW pretty much knows every nook & cranny of Chester Place, but there's a tiny detail in this photograph that provides a glimpse
into the life of it's inhabitants.

circa 1900
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/8859/mlqa.jpgebay


-this detail? The bird in a cage set on the porch to soak in the California sun.
http://imageshack.us/a/img43/534/6xit.jpg
detail



-here's a detail (understatement) of the elaborate wrought-iron gate.
http://imageshack.us/a/img812/5507/h77j.jpg
detail
__


All times are GMT. The time now is 6:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.