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GatoVerde Dec 3, 2013 10:41 PM

Thanks for the welcome, ethereal_reality! Awesome place here!

ethereal_reality Dec 4, 2013 1:54 AM

-early view of Angels Flight
http://imageshack.us/a/img36/8247/jlz.JPG
ebay

At left is the simple arch that existed before the iconic Angels Flight entrance was installed. The B.P.O.E. (Elks) Building
is under construction atop the hill. At right is the three story building built for Kate Stamps in 1905 designed by Morgan and Watts.

-Building Permit-
http://imageshack.us/a/img198/5232/tnx2.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/4328/cf82.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/3458/5n3h.jpg
http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d...50326.2.107.6#

We've seen (and discussed) the vegetarian restaurant in Ms. Stamps' building numerous times on the thread, but the word TREATMENT
on the facade is more rare. I believe it's referring to the Saint Helena Sanitarium that occupied the upper floors.
(in later photographs the word 'Treatment' has been replaced by 'Furnished Rooms")

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ethereal_reality Dec 4, 2013 2:23 AM

R A D I U M

-an interesting tid-bit about the tunnel under Angels Flight.

Los Angeles Herald, June 19, 1903.
http://imageshack.us/a/img849/556/gx1x.jpg
http://www.ulwaf.com/LA-1900s/03.06.html#RadiumPaint

ethereal_reality Dec 4, 2013 2:47 AM

National Automotive School.

http://imageshack.us/a/img513/3245/gf6v.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img24/1589/8fv8.jpg
ebay

Is that a popcorn wagon?
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GaylordWilshire Dec 4, 2013 3:09 AM

:previous:


ER: A couple of vintage NLA posts on the National Automotive School, including a rooftop sign for you:


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5284

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5283

Chuckaluck Dec 4, 2013 3:41 AM

Self identified odds and ends.





Undated Christie Studios
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Post-Card-Chr...w1PEw~~0_3.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/Post-Card-Chr...w1PEw~~0_3.JPG



Goldwyn studios, Culver City - before MGM

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/c1920s-PC-The...JSgawZ/$_3.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/c1920s-PC-The...JSgawZ/$_3.JPG



1938
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Samuel-Goldwy...Vjg~~60_57.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/Samuel-Goldwy...Vjg~~60_57.JPG


~ 1934
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/RKO-Studios-i...0J!~~60_57.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/RKO-Studios-i...0J!~~60_57.JPG


~1924
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Los-Angeles-C...Sm1tL/$_57.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/Los-Angeles-C...Sm1tL/$_57.JPG



Between takes - Fine Arts Studios?
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hollywood-CA-...D7Q~~60_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hollywood-CA-...D7Q~~60_57.JPG

Chaplin ~1920
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/pre-1920-Unus...SnTGI/$_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/pre-1920-Unus...SnTGI/$_57.JPG


Chaplin - La Brea
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Postc...-HQ~~60_57.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Postc...-HQ~~60_57.JPG


Al Levy's Tavern
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/x...77/10844-f.jpghttp://i758.photobucket.com/albums/x...77/10844-f.jpg



Brittingham's Radio Center Restaurant
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hollywood-CA-...SlpLu/$_57.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hollywood-CA-...SlpLu/$_57.JPG


~1945 (per source)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--6m6mDieod...+Book+(14).jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/--6m6mDieod...+Book+(14).jpg


1940s
http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/x...77/10858-f.jpghttp://i758.photobucket.com/albums/x...77/10858-f.jpg

Chuckaluck Dec 4, 2013 3:56 AM

Another type of studio.


Ready to wear? Mode 'O Day coincidence?



Building started as residence 1914, currently a dentist office. http://www.rosecitydentalarts.com/ce....asp?q=history


1928 - Draper Studio of Modes - 1855 Colorado Street (later Blvd ?), Pasadena
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Linen-Postcar...)s-g~~60_3.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/Linen-Postcar...)s-g~~60_3.JPG



1932
http://www.1000businesscards.net/ima...rpostcard1.jpghttp://www.1000businesscards.net/ima...rpostcard1.jpg

Chuckaluck Dec 4, 2013 4:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5862177)
Here's the one showing the downtown 'Famous' found on the son's blog.

http://imageshack.us/a/img31/5702/aa...mousmicroc.jpg
http://macrochef.wordpress.com/2011/...-in-the-1940s/

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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JjEx0RifVk...+Book+(13).jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JjEx0RifVk...+Book+(13).jpg

Chuckaluck Dec 4, 2013 4:17 AM

Cahuenga Pass and . . .



Undated
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xIQR6Fedbv...+Book+(10).jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xIQR6Fedbv...+Book+(10).jpg



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7...f5280479_o.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7...f5280479_o.jpg
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=17949

FredH Dec 4, 2013 4:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6087184)
Brunswig Square, built in 1931 as the Brunswig Drug Co. Factory.

360 E. 2nd St.
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/3458/aa...gsquarejes.jpg
Jesus E. Salgado http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2593

Does anyone have a vintage photograph when this was the drug factory? I haven't had any luck yet.
I want to see what the building looked like before the modern windows were added.
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Hi! I'm back after taking off for the baseball season, which put me 200 pages behind. :slob: Great stuff over the summer. I especially
enjoyed the posts on Lookout Mountain and the Arcade Station palm tree.


I don't have the complete history of the Brunswig building on Second Street, but I can fill in twenty years, or so.


This photo of Little Tokyo is from sometime between the mid 1960's and prior to the 1971 earthquake.

http://imageshack.us/a/img837/5543/rehv.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

The Brunswig building looked like this:

http://imageshack.us/a/img201/8528/y1eo.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service


Another view at about the same time shows that the building
was basically being used as a parking garage.

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/9793/9yt4.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service


Fast forward to about 1982. Many changes have taken place in Little Tokyo...

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2050/eimw.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

...but the Brunswig building has not changed a bit.

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5409/ksmd.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

When I started working in Little Tokyo in May, 1985, the Brunswig building still looked like the photo above.
Then after about 20 years of serving as a parking structure, an amazing transformation took place. The building was
stripped down to its bare frame. An additional three floors were added on top, and the final result was this amazing building:

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/7113/m5p7.jpg
google Earth

So basically, the bones of the 1931 building are still in there. That is why the new building occupies the exact footprint
of the original. And, if you notice, the builders even incorporated the old car ramp on the side of the building into the new structure.


Of course, the original Brunswig Drug building was up on N. Main Street..

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/6889/va88.jpg
Waterandpower.org

And recently, has been nicely restored.

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/5839/1b8h.jpg
mimlay.com

Chuckaluck Dec 4, 2013 4:32 AM

Selig Zoo (1915-1925)
Luna Park Zoo (1925-1931)
L.A. Wild Animal Farms (1931-1932)
California Zoological Gardens (1932-1936)
Zoopark (1936-1940)


Wild Animal Farm = 1915 was part of original Selig compound.


1915
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics20/00019677.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics20/00019677.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...VI96TRHJ32.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...VI96TRHJ32.jpg



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YGDQFADzCB...936-1940)..jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YGDQFADzCB...936-1940)..jpg

See: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8752


Luna Park Zoo, where safety is a top priority?
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics20/00019646.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics20/00019646.jpg





Luna Park Monkey Farm - Where Monkeys have no fear of heights. (How do I know this? I don't) (May have appeared on the thread, but unable to locate)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00079/00079150.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00079/00079150.jpg



Gay's Lion Farm - where safety was also paramount.

1936
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...TQHM5E3YSJ.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...T4PB31JTCI.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...T4PB31JTCI.jpg



Smells like Ostrich, tastes like . . . ?
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...1MNNDEN3IK.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...1MNNDEN3IK.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...82NS7QE2NX.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...82NS7QE2NX.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JMTQUK4MU7.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JMTQUK4MU7.jpg

Chuckaluck Dec 4, 2013 4:55 AM

Woodhead & Gay Nursery, 46(?) N. Spring Street


The dates are suspect. One may be correct.


~~1880
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059305.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059305.jpg



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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1949/rec/1




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/2218/rec/1


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FredH Dec 4, 2013 5:16 AM

[QUOTE=gsjansen;5253836]some interesting photographs from life magazine between the years of 1949 and 1958



looking west across figueroa at the start of construction of the stack interchange between the hollywood, arroyo seco, and harbor freeways 1949. once again, the sunset block between fig and grand is visible in the lower right

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/...9a1b2c64_o.jpg


Notice the imminent destruction of Court Circle in the above photo.

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/5930/2rmf.jpg
Life Magazine

Those Who Squirm! Dec 4, 2013 7:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 6361245)
Here is another photo of Monkey Island with an angle I hadn't seen before:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...nketisland.jpg
Circus Anonymous

As viewed from the Administration Building, itself. Actually. The headquarters, the Brain Center, as it were, of Monkey Island.

How can you possibly not love it?

GatoVerde Dec 4, 2013 9:28 AM

Post Office on Main and Winston
 
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics18/00018592.jpg
From LAPL Photo Collection : http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=23949

I think it was decommissioned in 1893. Does someone know which corner of Main and Winston this occupied?

oldstuff Dec 4, 2013 4:14 PM

Dates of photos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6362258)
Woodhead & Gay Nursery, 46(?) N. Spring Street


The dates are suspect. One may be correct.


~~1880
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059305.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059305.jpg



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1949/rec/1




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/2218/rec/1


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0

The picture at the bottom showing H.J. Woolacott next door, would probably be 1880 or so since Henry J. Woolacott appears in the 1880 Census and is noted to be a saloon keeper with his brother William. His address in that census is Spring Street near New High. That is probably his home address, since there are families next door to him on both sides.

oldstuff Dec 4, 2013 4:20 PM

Dates of photos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6362258)
Woodhead & Gay Nursery, 46(?) N. Spring Street


The dates are suspect. One may be correct.


~~1880
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059305.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059305.jpg



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0


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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1949/rec/1




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...345&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/2218/rec/1


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The picture at the bottom showing H.J. Wollacott next door, would probably be 1880 or so since Henry J. Wollacott appears in the 1880 Census and is noted to be a saloon keeper with his brother William. His address in that census is Spring Street near New High. That is probably his home address, since there are families next door to him on both sides. Henry Wollacott also appears in the directory for 1910 but by then he is Vice President of J.R. Lane Dry Goods Company located at 1115 S. Alvarado

Martin Pal Dec 4, 2013 4:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 6361245)
Here is another photo of Monkey Island with an angle I hadn't seen before:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...nketisland.jpg
Circus Anonymous

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6360848)
I was especially surprised by the mention of a 6 story administration building. (surely we can turn up a photograph).
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I hadn't seen this photo before, either, thanks ProphetM.

The photo caption says it was taken atop the administration building, which, if the rendering is correct, would be atop the restaurant? Or maybe they didn't open the restaurant. The link to the photo has a post about Monkey Island, obviously, and the writer talks about information from a "guidebook" that he's using as a source, I guess. But no mention of what that is exactly.

However, one paragraph says:

Monkey Island was landscaped by two palm fringed mountains, each meant to duplicate the look of active volcanoes. [...] Contained within these concrete mountains were the monkey 'dormitories' and service halls where all two thousand (maximum capacity) monkeys would sleep on straw covered steel shelves.

I don't know how tall these were, but I wonder if this is the "six-story building" mentioned in the other photo caption from LAPL? Seems those "mountains" were designed for functionality as well.

Another related photo from that site that I don't recall seeing posted here before, but, of course, it may have been.

Feeding time:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_y2wHaYYEsJ.../s1600-h/4.jpg

From the Circus Anonymous link.

HossC Dec 4, 2013 5:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6362181)

Here's a 1919 aerial view of Goldwyn Studios looking in the opposite direction.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ulverCity1.jpg
USC Digital Library

In post #1661, sopas ej wrote that: "According to Wikipedia, the Culver Hotel was built in 1924 on the site of Culver City's first movie theater.". Since this photo dates from five years earlier, is that Culver City's first movie theater just beyond the intersection of Washington and Culver Boulevards?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ulverCity2.jpg
Detail of picture above

Some previous post on the Triangle/MGM Studios:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10246

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10582

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10757

Chuckaluck Dec 4, 2013 5:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6362216)

I don't have the complete history of the Brunswig building on Second Street, but I can fill in twenty years, or so.


This photo of Little Tokyo is from sometime between the mid 1960's and prior to the 1971 earthquake.

http://imageshack.us/a/img837/5543/rehv.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

The Brunswig building looked like this:

http://imageshack.us/a/img201/8528/y1eo.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service


Another view at about the same time shows that the building
was basically being used as a parking garage.

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/9793/9yt4.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service


Fast forward to about 1982. Many changes have taken place in Little Tokyo...

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2050/eimw.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

...but the Brunswig building has not changed a bit.

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5409/ksmd.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

When I started working in Little Tokyo in May, 1985, the Brunswig building still looked like the photo above.
Then after about 20 years of serving as a parking structure, an amazing transformation took place. The building was
stripped down to its bare frame. An additional three floors were added on top, and the final result was this amazing building:

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/7113/m5p7.jpg
google Earth

So basically, the bones of the 1931 building are still in there. That is why the new building occupies the exact footprint
of the original. And, if you notice, the builders even incorporated the old car ramp on the side of the building into the new structure.


Of course, the original Brunswig Drug building was up on N. Main Street..

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/6889/va88.jpg
Waterandpower.org

And recently, has been nicely restored.

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/5839/1b8h.jpg
mimlay.com



:hi:


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=463

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=462


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8033

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8034


1929
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...X161MT8KAQ.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...X161MT8KAQ.jpg


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