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ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2013 5:23 PM

over-grown
http://imageshack.us/a/img202/6502/y2lc.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img23/1152/hkn4.jpgebay

Below is an earlier post on the Alvarado Hotel.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6073727)
This John C. Austin-designed hotel was on the NE corner of 6th and Alvarado. I'm not sure when it was built, but it's on the 1906 Sanborn Map. It looks like it had a large roof garden:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psbbbd3d35.jpg
USC Digital - http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/14257/rec/1

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1871d1ab.jpg
LAPL - http://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007191.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7d43fbdc.jpg
LAPL - http://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007192.jpg

1970s, looking west on 6th at Alvarado. The stripped-down Hotel Alvarado, with commercial storefronts added along the sidewalk, is at right:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psc4e62613.jpg
LAPL - http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067412.jpg


ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2013 5:54 PM

auto-court 1940
http://imageshack.us/a/img31/6485/wycc.jpg
http://blog.hemmings.com

ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2013 6:05 PM

I found these smaller photos of the metal checking cashing 'kiosk'. Hopefully these will help shed some light on the location.

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/762/rk6j.jpg
old file/probably ebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img841/5567/jdxw.jpg
old file

I wish they were large like the earlier photographs I posted.

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The 'human-oven'
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/4033/ds5c.jpgebay

ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2013 6:41 PM

A blonde young lady refused to give city police any name but Lady Godiva and the information that she was 26, and had just arrived from San Diego, was among three young ladies arrested on gambling and lewd show charges. When police raided 1203 N. Vermont,
vice 'squadders' said Lady Godiva was romping about the fraternal lodge hall.

1951
http://imageshack.us/a/img811/6606/k5ca.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=39381

1203 N. Vermont today/I wonder what it looked like back when it was a lodge hall.
http://imageshack.us/a/img853/8189/b5pi.jpg
GSV
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Lady Godiva rode to court on her horse, a Palomino named Lady Melody.

May 21, 1951
http://imageshack.us/a/img194/6204/i074.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=39382

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AlvaroLegido Dec 11, 2013 9:38 PM

Ooops !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6370278)
I was cruising down the 5 Freeway the other day when I spotted this gem up on North Broadway:

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8343/8lm8.jpg
Google Street View

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3897/ybgk.jpg
Google Street View

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5341/k6s3.jpg
Google Street View

This may be what happens when your brother-in-law convinces you that he is an architect

Fred Please ! Don't wait for 3 photos to let us know you're kidding. I thought for a minute there was a traitor among noirishers.

GaylordWilshire Dec 11, 2013 9:39 PM

This is San Diego... apparently Bowie Pies branched out. Its SD outlet in 1943 (per the CD) was at 1147 Front Street; the view is south on Front toward the Pickwick Hotel, now the Sofia.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6370880)
I found these smaller photos of the metal checking cashing 'kiosk'. Hopefully these will help shed some light on the location.
http://imageshack.us/a/img841/5567/jdxw.jpg
old file

I wish they were large like the earlier photographs I posted.


By posting the street views below, I'm not advocating extending our reach as far as San Diego, but since the old pics have already been posted...


This is where the check-cashing oven and Bowie Pies once stood...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_...2520PM.bmp.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV

ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2013 10:04 PM

:previous: I'm glad you solved the mystery GW, but I'm a little disappointed the photographs aren't of Los Angeles.
I was leaning towards Long Beach as the location.
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Those Who Squirm! Dec 11, 2013 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4812249)
^^^All the 'architecture in transit' photos are great gsjansen.

They sort of put a new spin on the term "mass transit", don't they?

Tetsu Dec 11, 2013 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6369217)
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3617/mfyy.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service

Wow, that's one of the best aerials I've seen in terms of really showing each block on Bunker Hill and its relation to the next. Seems like the plane they took the picture from was relatively low - maybe it's just me? Too bad so many of the hill's buildings had already been destroyed by the time this photo was taken.

Those Who Squirm! Dec 11, 2013 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5337474)
Since we haven't had any jumpers in awhile, here's a couple:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8...cidescene2.jpg
Broken line marks course of George Yasbec's leap from the Municipal Courts Building. He was believed to have been despondent over his recent conviction in this building on a drunk driving charge. Photo dated: July 14, 1952.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1...icidescene.jpg
Arrow shows how retired business executive, Ogden S. Sells, leaped to his death at Park La Brea Towers, December 1, 1958.

LAPL

So! Then you would have us believe that these people stepped out of upper story windows, and then proceeded to move rapidly and in a decidedly downwards direction, until they reached the ground?

I don't know, but thick lines and arrows showing the direction of suicides in progress seems a bit much. In spite of the tragedy involved here, I can't help but smile.

ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2013 11:28 PM

Terminal Island Fire Station, circa 1915
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/7219/buwx.jpgebay

ahh...adorable dog.

rbpjr Dec 11, 2013 11:56 PM

[QUOTE=HossC;6370081]I haven't found any photos of the original deco signage, but here are some more pictures of Shipwreck Joey's. The first is from 'To Live & Die In L.A.'.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...reckJoeys1.jpg
www.seeing-stars.com

This one is dated 1979/80.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...reckJoeys2.jpg
Smithsonian American Art Museum/John Humble

Aerial from 1980 showing Shipwreck Joey's in the center.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...reckJoeys3.jpg
Historic Aerials

The site is now on the south-west corner of Wilmington Waterfront Park (formerly known as the Harry Bridges Boulevard Buffer Project). The picture below is looking west, so Shipwreck Joey's was in the top left corner of the green area.

Around 1943 my family lived in Coast Guard housing in Wilmington...wondering if anyone had info/pictures of the area.

Lwize Dec 12, 2013 12:12 AM

Hollywood Park race track is shutting down in two weeks and will be demolished.

Any noirish historic images of the race track to post in its honor?

CityBoyDoug Dec 12, 2013 12:29 AM

Down We Go.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5337474)
Since we haven't had any jumpers in awhile, here's a couple:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8...cidescene2.jpg
Broken line marks course of George Yasbec's leap from the Municipal Courts Building. He was believed to have been despondent over his recent conviction in this building on a drunk driving charge. Photo dated: July 14, 1952.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1...icidescene.jpg
Arrow shows how retired business executive, Ogden S. Sells, leaped to his death at Park La Brea Towers, December 1, 1958.

LAPL

TWS wrote: ''So! Then you would have us believe that these people stepped out of upper story windows, and then proceeded to move rapidly and in a decidedly downwards direction, until they reached the ground?

I don't know, but thick lines and arrows showing the direction of suicides in progress seems a bit much. In spite of the tragedy involved here, I can't help but smile.''

LA newspapers in yesteryear had a whole crew of artists who handpainted these b/w lines on photos. They kind of give the reader a visual of the event. Some are just a straight fall and others hit a ledge. Sometimes we can even see a loop-de-loop.

CityBoyDoug Dec 12, 2013 12:37 AM

Put down the camera boys....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6371348)
Terminal Island Fire Station, circa 1915
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/7219/buwx.jpgebay

ahh...adorable dog.

Is it just me or is there a FIRE brewing in the background?

ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2013 12:43 AM

:previous: Maybe that's why the dog is standing up....he smells smoke!!
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I don't recall seeing this impressive sanitarium before.
http://imageshack.us/a/img833/6439/dswa.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img14/2425/y6ca.jpgebay

I am still working on finding the location (I found one reference to the Palms Station area).
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GaylordWilshire Dec 12, 2013 1:37 AM

:previous:


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAT Aug 18, 1929


The Porter Sanitarium seems to have been built in this location in 1924, and before that to have been at Burnett, "two miles from Long Beach." (Where exactly is or was Burnett?)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0...931%2520PM.jpg


By 1930, if this is the same organization, it appears to have moved to Pasadena:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...2520PM.bmp.jpg


LAT

ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2013 2:21 AM

:previous: Good sleuthing GW.
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6371531)

The address is rather vague....I'm curious about the 'hill' mentioned twice in the ad.
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While searching the 1915 city directory for the Porter Sanitarium (to no avail) I came across this Milk Diet Sanitarium on Friend Avenue.
http://imageshack.us/a/img15/5254/k6uh.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/
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kznyc2k Dec 12, 2013 5:23 AM

Curbed just posted this. Quick someone get down there and get higher res photos of this before it gets cucked up!

http://imageshack.us/a/img6/3738/xwxr.png

http://imageshack.us/a/img809/2971/gkit.jpg

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/1...south_park.php

Godzilla Dec 12, 2013 5:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6370862)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6367793)

If you can't find the place, or they're full up, try the Sea Breeze, on the coast

1935
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KxOpvablo9...ic+Library.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KxOpvablo9...ic+Library.jpg


It looks like the thatched roof motif did not last long. Or maybe the "breeze" blew the palm fronds far away onto another auto court. ;)


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