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ScottyB May 25, 2017 7:15 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7691980)
For people unfamiliar with the area shown in ScottyB's images in the previous post, here's the 1921 Baist map.

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

This 1931 view from City Hall has appeared before on the thread.

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



This undated shot of the completed Union Station shows the buildings and courtyard still standing.

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

The entrance seems to have been extended. This detail even shows the well in the courtyard.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
Detail of picture above.

It looks like the idea was to rehab Ballerino's old cribs. The fountain/well feature seems to still be there in the proposal! What a backstory they would've had....
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/569/31...bb757af7_b.jpg

HossC May 25, 2017 7:57 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7814668)

And that "Old Los Angeles" thing was bizarre. It looks like it's levitating. And no Lugo House.

It looks like the old fire station and Pico House were also missing from the plans. It seems odd that they'd demolish genuine historic buildings to build fake ones; odd, but sadly not unbelievable. I suppose the buildings were less than half as old as they are now, but still ...

odinthor May 25, 2017 3:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7814441)
I believe this snapshot is new to NLA. It's from 'Vintage Los Angeles' facebook page.

"Hollywood and Whitley, 1986"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/AMxuDg.jpg
Dario Witer https://www.facebook.com/VintageLosAngeles/

'Reflections' sounds like a singles bar.

[...]

_

The Pant Station's FASHION AT A PRICE sounds very noir . . . :handguns:

Tourmaline May 25, 2017 4:06 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7814002)
It was only a few days ago that I posted Julius Shulman pictures of the fountain at Robinson's in Beverly Hills. Here are a couple of photos of the interior. This is "Job 1304: Pereira & Luckman, Robinson's (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1952".

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

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


Cannot be certain about the details yet I have a vague recollection of wanting to partake of the water from a drinking fountain mounted near this or a similar escalator. I eventually passed after becoming impatient with someone washing his hands there while simultaneously using it as an ashtray. What brought this to mind is the second fountain. If someone decided to make like a bird and bathe in that fountain, he might end up with a shocking experience. Notice the electrical outlet location. In the event of an emergency that could not be controlled with the drinking fountain, a fire alarm appears close at hand. :)



Drinking fountains were once ubiquitous amenities. Maybe they still are and I am merely less thirsty. Or maybe they have fallen out of favor due to economic and environmental concerns. Virtually every gas station with a soda vending machine seemed to have one as did public and even private commercial structures.


http://rmsvintage.com/site/wp-conten...R-FOUNTAIN.jpghttp://http://rmsvintage.com/site/wp...R-FOUNTAIN.jpg


Murdock Manufacturing, a company based in the City of Industry, claims a history of manufacturing drinking fountains and fire hydrants for over 160 years.https://www.murdockmfg.com/fountain-hydrant-history

From the Murdock site, location and date are not provided. However, Shannon & Sokup, was a hat store in Cincinnati, OH. Undoubtedly this fountain never posed as an obvious pedestrian hazard. :no:
https://www.murdockmfg.com/uploads/images/photo_29.jpghttps://www.murdockmfg.com/uploads/images/photo_29.jpg

http://i0.wp.com/csumc.wisc.edu/wep/images/bubbler2.jpghttp://i0.wp.com/csumc.wisc.edu/wep/images/bubbler2.jpg


1941 - Shorpy image
http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...y-drinking.jpghttp://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...y-drinking.jpg


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...5efc29c88d.jpghttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...5efc29c88d.jpg

http://www.parksideunlimited.com/images/MS4_B.jpghttp://www.parksideunlimited.com/images/MS4_B.jpg

Tourmaline May 25, 2017 4:09 PM

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Warner Brothers starlet Pat Rainier assists Honda dealer Bill Robertson with ribbon-cutting ceremony. Robertson officially opened his third outlet Friday at 5626 Tujunga Blvd., North Hollywood. He started in the motor business 25 years ago with a combined foreign car repair shop and gas station in Hollywood
March 1963 (Honda is still there!)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00123/00123752.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00123/00123752.jpg



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Edsel car used by Frank Galpin and wife Marguerite on trailer trek to Florida and back is shown on return. Bermuda station wagon pulled 30-foot house trailer and carried boat for combined weight of 10,000 pounds. Galpin, San Fernando Edsel dealer, averaged nearly 11 miles per gallon of gas and more than 650 miles per day to Miami Beach and back
February, 1958 (Coincidence? 603 San Fernando? Near Galpin Ford at 627 San Fernando?)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00120/00120360.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00120/00120360.jpg

Tourmaline May 25, 2017 4:14 PM

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Storefront of Henry L. Scherb's pharmacy, outside of which three unidentified men are standing. The business, identified in both French and Spanish, advertises an arcade and that cigars and ice cream soda are also available. Its location was at 2601 Central Avenue.
1896CD lists Henry at 2601 Central. 1901 and later CDs list Henry at 854 East Fifth, suggesting he preferred being closer to Downtown.


Wonder why the use of French in 1900. Was there a large contingent of French speakers in the neighborhood - in 1900?

1900
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059039.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059039.jpg

HossC May 25, 2017 4:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7815031)

:hi:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=39380

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=39381

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=39382

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=39383

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=39389

HossC May 25, 2017 5:10 PM

Another Shorpy image which I think is new to the thread.

Meriman Photo Art, 1411 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, California. Kodachrome slide taken in 1957 that I found in a thrift store.

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

The BP says that 1411 Maple Avenue was built for Paul H Meriman as offices and studios in 1928. There's also a note to say the building will be set back 20 feet from the property line to allow for the widening of Maple Avenue. The current front looks nothing like the picture above, but I can't see a demo permit. Looking at Historic Aerials, it looks like they may have just extended the building to the original property line, as I'm not sure if the street widening ever happened. There definitely appears to be a join in the roof about 20 feet back.

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

Earl Boebert May 25, 2017 5:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7815031)

The vehicle is possible a Pierce-Arrow. See

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22115?size=_original#caption

(probably mislabelled as a limousine)

and

https://en.wheelsage.org/pierce-arro...ctures/z35bjq/

for similar but not identical vehicles. The wheels appear identical.

Cheers,

Earl

oldstuff May 25, 2017 6:39 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7815088)
Another Shorpy image which I think is new to the thread.

Meriman Photo Art, 1411 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, California. Kodachrome slide taken in 1957 that I found in a thrift store.

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

The BP says that 1411 Maple Avenue was built for Paul H Meriman as offices and studios in 1928. There's also a note to say the building will be set back 20 feet from the property line to allow for the widening of Maple Avenue. The current front looks nothing like the picture above, but I can't see a demo permit. Looking at Historic Aerials, it looks like they may have just extended the building to the original property line, as I'm not sure if the street widening ever happened. There definitely appears to be a join in the roof about 20 feet back.

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

Paul H. Meriman appears in the 1930 census, living with his wife Martha and Daughter at 608 Lillian Way, Los Angeles. This house is still there and appears to be in great condition.

Martin Pal May 25, 2017 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7814441)
I believe this snapshot is new to NLA. It's from 'Vintage Los Angeles' facebook page.

"Hollywood and Whitley, 1986"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/AMxuDg.jpg
Dario Witer https://www.facebook.com/VintageLosAngeles/

'Reflections' sounds like a singles bar.

and in 2012.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/IWot7W.jpg
Danny Zale at https://sites.google.com/site/hollyw...2-west-to-east

designed by H. L. Gogerty and Carl Jules Weyl [1927]

_________________________________________________________________


When I saw the second photo I wondered where the Hollywood Toy Store went as I knew it was still there somewhere. I don't know when, but they apparently moved next door (to the right in the photos) where the J.J. Newberry store used to be located. You can see the "J.J. N-" in the top photo. It's called Hollywood Toys and Costumes and their neon sign says "Since 1960." From some online looking it appears they are now concentrating way more on the costumes than toys, though. It was always a part of their toy store, but it seems to have taken over. I guess I haven't been in there in a long time, has anyone else?

Martin Pal May 25, 2017 6:50 PM

:previous::previous:

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7814508)
The date is more likely 1984, given all of the '84 Olympics banners.


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7814509)
At the time everyone was extremely worried about traffic gridlock during the Olympics
and when it finally arrived the streets were nearly empty.

Does anyone else have that memory....or did I dream that up?


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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7814668)
No, you didn't dream it up. LOL, another bunch of hysteria that fizzled.
.................................................................................


People were concerned about gridlock, but there was also planning and happenstance that occurred so that it wasn't a problem. Businesses were asked to stagger their hours, for one thing, and many did during the Olympics. People came in early or worked later. Businesses also asked delivery companies to deliver late at night or even during the night for two weeks, and they did.

The happenstance occurring was that there was a thought that because the Olympics were here, the surrounding entertainment venues would be jam packed with tourists. That did not happen because people came to see the Olympics and the rest of the tourist business pretty much vanished for two weeks. Also, many people who thought the traffic would be a nightmare and weren't interested in any of this actually left town. Plus, the Olympic organizers had plans in place to shuttle people to the venues they wanted to be at, and people used them (!) and they worked really well.

There was a wonderful spirit in the city of Los Angeles that summer and it was great to be here then.


1984 L.A. Olympic Traffic Miracle
Article HERE.

https://latimesphoto.files.wordpress...1-615combo.jpgIan Dryden / Los Angeles Times

(Caption) Aug. 3, 1984: Traffic is light on the Harbor Freeway, left photo, next to the Los Angeles Coliseum
at 8:03 a.m. on a Friday morning — right in the middle of rush hour. Light traffic was also found downtown,
right, at 8:40 a.m. on the four-level freeway interchange.

From the article:

"Years of warnings and intense preparations apparently paid off Friday as a predicted paralyzing combination of Olympic and commuter traffic failed to develop on the busiest day yet of the Games. Instead, drivers enjoyed another day of free-flowing freeway traffic across Southern California. The driving public had apparently listened to the traffic congestion warnings and predictions. And the locals were not the only ones who noticed."


Of course, up on Hollywood Blvd. it was a different story:

https://latimesphoto.files.wordpress...oodblvd970.jpgDon Cormier / Los Angeles Times


Just kidding! This photo was previously posted on NLA here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16585
But is missing there now.

The photo is from the filming of the 1970 film Alex in Wonderland.
It is dated May 24, 1970, and the article link says it was on the front
page of the Los Angeles Times the next day.

oldstuff May 25, 2017 6:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7815034)
1896CD lists Henry at 2601 Central. 1901 and later CDs list Henry at 854 East Fifth, suggesting he preferred being closer to Downtown.


Wonder why the use of French in 1900. Was there a large contingent of French speakers in the neighborhood - in 1900?

1900
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059039.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059039.jpg

While the 1900 census lists Henry L. Scherb as being born in Germany, the 1910 census says that he was born in France, hence the French on the window, since he spoke that language. His naturalization papers say that he was born in Allsace in 1871. That region alternated being controlled by both Germany and France. Apparently Alsace was under German control at the time his petition for US naturalization was filled out in 1891. His full name was Louis Henry Scherb.

The 1910 census shows him living with his wife Rose and son Lewis at 1129 Mohawk Street, Los Angeles. That house, although now covered in stucco, is still there.

Military records show that he served in the US Army during the Indian Wars in Troop F, 1st Cavalry. He had enlisted in the Army in 1894 in Arizona and was discharged in December of 1895. He first appears in Los Angeles directories in 1897 as a pharmacist. He died in February of 1954 and is buried in the VA Cemetery in Los Angeles.

HossC May 25, 2017 6:54 PM

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Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 7815210)

Paul H. Meriman appears in the 1930 census, living with his wife Martha and Daughter at 608 Lillian Way, Los Angeles. This house is still there and appears to be in great condition.

Thanks, oldstuff. Here's 608 Lillian Way.

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

HossC May 25, 2017 7:00 PM

We're not moving far from yesterday's Robinson's location for today's Julius Shulman post. It's "Job 5805: Lynn Wilson, 9681 Highridge House, 1980". I'm not sure if this first image belongs in the set.

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

The other color shot looks out towards the rear.

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

The last photo shows the pool.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

As you probably guessed from the title, this is 9681 Highridge Drive, Beverly Hills. I can't work out where the first image fits in, but the distinctively-shaped pool is clearly visible.

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

tovangar2 May 25, 2017 7:06 PM

If anyone's interested in finally getting inside, the Marciano Museum opens today in Millard Sheets' Scottish Rite Temple on Wilshire. It's free (but one has to reserve tix online & seems to be "sold-out" ATM)

Marciano Art Foundation home page

curbed Los Angeles

Martin Pal May 25, 2017 7:31 PM

.
Speaking of the Olympics, there's some video footage and frame stills of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics that I've never seen before on this site:
http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot...ening-ceremony

Like this one:

http://footage.framepool.com/shotimg...g-ceremony.jpg

The sign says: Just Imagine a Homecoming in 1980!"

I don't know what the three words say on the right, but the bottom word looks like it says "Mary".



In September we'll find out if Los Angeles will be host to the Olympics again. If you recall, the USOC chose Boston to be the U.S. candidate city and then Boston dropped out. The USOC replaced Boston with Los Angeles. Then thw IOC's process whittled all the candidate cities down to five: Budapest, Hungary/Hamburg, Germany/Los Angeles, USA/Paris, France and Rome, Italy.

Since then, three have dropped out!

Hamburg withdrew its bid November 29, 2015, after holding a referendum.
Rome withdrew its bid on September 21, 2016, citing fiscal difficulties.
Budapest withdrew its bid February 22, 2017 after a petition against the bid collected more signatures than necessary for a referendum.

The final two candidate cities, Los Angeles and Paris, remain under consideration until the IOC's decision is announced in September.

There is talk that, because of the increasing difficulties of holding the games that the IOC may, for the first time, award both cities the games for the next two cycles. In what order and if they do it at all remains in question. Interested?

Tourmaline May 25, 2017 7:37 PM

:hi: :previous: I've seen it before, just not sure if it was on NLA.:):shrug:


Pretty Ford. Abundant parking. Anywhere you find it. Cross walk. What Cross walk?

Hotel Laguna, Laguna Beach 1938
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099951.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099951.jpg





"She's dead. You've killed her!"

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Police survey stolen Toyota pickup truck that slammed into two gas pumps at the Fast Fuel service station, 1360 E. Firestone Blvd. in Walnut Park, causing a 'river' of 1,500 gallons of gasoline to flow into the street. The early morning spill resulted in an estimated 250 people being forced to evacuate their residence
August 1988
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00094/00094812.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00094/00094812.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE_4iq8Dgsg

Earl Boebert May 25, 2017 7:39 PM

Re: Martin Pal's post above. That's Zarkov's rocket ship from "Flash Gordon" (1936). So this must have been a promo [?] for the movie? In which case the words are probably "Greetings from Mars."

Cheers,

Earl

Tourmaline May 25, 2017 7:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7815312)
Re: Martin Pal's post above. That's Zarkov's rocket ship from "Flash Gordon" (1936). So this must have been a promo [?] for the movie? In which case the words are probably "Greetings from Mars."

Cheers,

Earl


:hi: I submit this is NOT from the Olympics although it may have been at the LA Colosseum. Those are football yard markers. Bet this was a USC homecoming parade! Maybe the images were actually inspired or connected with the '36 Flash!



http://footage.framepool.com/shotimg...g-ceremony.jpg

Flash
https://filesofjerryblake.files.word...-spaceship.jpghttps://filesofjerryblake.files.word...-spaceship.jpg


Some of us may have had penny banks from the '50s with similar shapes and themes.
http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com...ocketbank1.JPGhttp://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com...ocketbank1.JPG


https://img0.etsystatic.com/055/0/10...03428_6iph.jpghttps://img0.etsystatic.com/055/0/10...03428_6iph.jpg


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...cb0b4d756a.jpghttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...cb0b4d756a.jpg


Popular Science 1952
http://68.media.tumblr.com/ba0a1f796...zdgo1_1280.jpghttp://68.media.tumblr.com/ba0a1f796...zdgo1_1280.jpg


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