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HossC Mar 31, 2019 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8524941)

Mystery Adobe

Can anyone figure out...who lived in, [or] what business was located in the adobe building? (I don't know where to put my commas)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/O3dm4R.jpg
museumofsocialjustice

It's obviously in the process of being torn down. ( there is some writing on it, but I can't read it)

Here's your mystery adobe. Murray & Ready was an employment agency at 127-129 S Los Angeles Street, although I can only find them there in the 1906 CD.

"View of the residence of Don Agustine (Augustine) Olvera on the corner of Los Angeles Street and Marchesault Street, ca.1880"

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Residence1.jpg
USC Digital Library

From the description:

Photograph of the residence of Don Agustine (Augustine) Olvera on the corner of Los Angeles and Marchesault streets, ca.1880. Built by Don Tiburcio Tapia in 1854(?--source Bill Mason lists Tapia as having died in 1847), the long, one-story house appears to be engaging in commercial interests: café tables are visible beneath its covered porch, at one of which several people are sitting. Signs adorn the outside of the house and read "Murray & Ready", "Other Offices", "Sohombres", "If your [...] call me early [...] for to morrow [...]". Both streets are unpaved. Telephone poles are visible to the front and side of the house, and man riding a bicycle can be seen at the extreme left with is back to the camera. The site would later become the location of the Mexican Methodist Church and Clinic.

ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2019 3:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8524946)
...we were straight-up just talkin' about this one! That's the Buena Vista AKA Mary Banning's pad.

I had no idea. That's what you would call a coincidence. :)



re: 'Mystery Adobe'
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8524993)
Murray & Ready was an employment agency at 127-129 S Los Angeles Street.

"it was also the residence of Don Agustine (Augustine) Olvera on the corner of Los Angeles Street and Marchesault Street, ca.1880"

Built by Don Tiburcio Tapia in 1854(?).

Thanks Hoss. I appreciate it, buddy.





....................................................................................................................'Katherine Higgins holds baby Virginia Argilez, 1918."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/OKZXEw.jpg
museumofsocialjustice

"Virginia's mother was sent to the Plaza Community Center for care, two weeks after giving birth to Virginia on the train from Mexico. Katherine and others brought them to the clinic for medical attention and promised the mother a job mending clothes in the Goodwill Industries. Virginia was the first child put in the Day Nursery and her mother "headed the list as the first employee at the Goodwill Industries.”

ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2019 4:20 AM

:previous:

Mystery building on Bloom St.


The following photographs show a building on Bloom St. that had some sort of connection to the early days of Goodwill Industries in Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/IgqERz.jpg
museumofsocialjustice.......................................................................................................................................................................................It resembles a mini-me alamo.

hrmmph. but no street address.







2nd photo.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/X65IRM.jpg
museumofsocialjustice

Supposedly, the woman standing second from the left is Katherine Higgins, the lady holding baby Virginia in my prev. post


All from museumofsocialjustice (direct link to this story)


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Noir_Noir Apr 1, 2019 1:04 PM

:previous:


https://i.imgur.com/syQ4Re7.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org


The Spanish (a.k.a. Mexican) Mission was established in 1903.

https://i.imgur.com/cgdI8GP.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Los Angeles Herald - 9 January 1904


https://i.imgur.com/nSsaFtR.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Highland Park News-Herald - 23 May 1908


"In 1914 the mission moved to a rented hall closer to the Plaza at 110 Commercial Street and was renamed the First Mexican Methodist Episcopal Church. Evangelistic meetings were held in the Plaza and Bloom Street was converted to a free clinic and welfare center."

https://www.museumofsocialjustice.org/about.html

Godzilla Apr 1, 2019 2:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4559276)

Above: The first station that caught my eye on this map was the Arcade Depot,
also on Alameda. I was able to find several photographs of this impressive structure.






Below: The Arcade Depot in 1900.


http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9...arcade1900.jpg
usc archive











http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7...rcadedepot.jpg
unknown




http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3...cadedepot2.jpg
unknown




http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6...onalamedas.jpg
usc archive





Below: And last but not least my favorite find.

This photo was listed under photographs showing vacant lots.
To my surprise when I enlarged it, there was the Arcade Depot in all it's glory.


http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/4...sopacificd.jpg
usc archive






Symmetrical red dots are always a nice touch.



https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...babaac13b4.jpghttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...babaac13b4.jpg

Godzilla Apr 1, 2019 2:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7433492)
Here's a 1973 (six years later) photo of this area.

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/SB-101-2.jpgBruce Torrence Collection

Debbi's and Sherry's are still there. Googie's was east a bit of Sherry's, but I believe it was called something else by 1973.

Is that a rock group on the billboard above? Also, notice the bus bench that's toppled onto Sunset Blvd. Also, there's Schwab's.




1954? according to source. Maybe earlier. :shrug:
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/a...1&d=1401359049https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/a...1&d=1401359049https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qRrR4arsbv4/maxresdefault.jpghttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/qRrR4arsbv4/maxresdefault.jpg

riichkay Apr 1, 2019 6:47 PM

As a 45 year resident and proud Angeleno, I have to say this one really stings...from the front page of a Madison WI. newspaper....dated May 7, 1937....



http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psy7axbh7h.jpg

Earl Boebert Apr 1, 2019 6:49 PM

Godzilla said:

"1954? according to source. Maybe earlier. "

Based on that Ford making a right turn, it's not earlier than 1952.

Cheers,

Earl

AlvaroLegido Apr 1, 2019 7:14 PM

Never noticed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8525571)
....................................................................................................................'Katherine Higgins holds baby Virginia Argilez, 1918."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/OKZXEw.jpg
museumofsocialjustice

"Virginia's mother was sent to the Plaza Community Center for care, two weeks after giving birth to Virginia on the train from Mexico. Katherine and others brought them to the clinic for medical attention and promised the mother a job mending clothes in the Goodwill Industries. Virginia was the first child put in the Day Nursery and her mother "headed the list as the first employee at the Goodwill Industries.”

I am quite sure that we've never discussed the 2 stories building behind Katherine Higgins. On most of the Plaza photographs it is the one which turns on the right with Marchessault/Sunset. Great photo : it's like being there 100 years before.

Bristolian Apr 1, 2019 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8525589)

Mystery building on Bloom St.


The following photographs show a building on Bloom St. that had some sort of connection to the early days of Goodwill Industries in Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/IgqERz.jpg
museumofsocialjustice[SIZE="1"]

From the first photo, it looks like the building could have some connection to the early days of Taco Bell.

https://i.imgur.com/PE3AJeu.jpg?1
https://www.brandeating.com/2017/04/...ent-tacos.html

Lorendoc Apr 1, 2019 7:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 8526208)
As a 45 year resident and proud Angeleno, I have to say this one really stings...from the front page of a Madison WI. newspaper....dated May 7, 1937....


This article, being read on April 1, almost had me until the word "ecosystem." The photo's remarkably prescient for 1937 :D

Martin Pal Apr 1, 2019 11:29 PM

:previous:

You mean we're being fooled? :shrug:

Or should I say "I'm" being fooled?

Oops.

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 8526208)
I have to say this one really stings...from the front page of a Madison WI. newspaper....dated May 7, 1937....
_____________________________________________________


Yikes! Lots of vitriol in that column! The author's name or byline isn't listed, but the writer was probably someone who was told they were the best looking person in their hometown, came to make it big in Hollywood and their dreams were thwarted.

Quote:

someone who was told they were the best looking person in their hometown and told they should go to Hollywood
I don't recall where I heard that before, but if anyone asks me why I originally came to California I'd say:

"You've heard the notion that the best looking person in their hometown's always encouraged to go to Hollywood and make it big. That's what I was told." (...pause...) "Imagine what the other people in my hometown look like."

:laugh:


Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 8526208)
As a 45 year resident and proud Angeleno...
_____________________________________________________


Congratulations! I am a 42 year resident...as of today! I arrived April 1, 1977!

(Many of my friends seem to find that amusing.)

FredH Apr 2, 2019 12:17 AM

Nancy's Stand and George's Garage - Little Tokyo
 
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q.../nancys2_1.png

I found this L.A. Times article a few weeks ago it was written five days after I started working in Little Tokyo in 1985.

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...okyo%201_1.png
http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...0Tokyo%202.png

Nancy was friendly and seemed to know almost everyone. She served good fast food, but if you were looking for vegetables, your choices were potatoes (french fried) or pinto beans.

Mas labored away in incredibly tight quarters. You could fit maybe two vehicles in the shop. The rest was crammed with tools and spare parts. Our company had a Volkswagen pick-up that seemed to spend a lot of time in his garage, so I got to know Mas a little. He was always in good spirits and never seemed flustered by the amount of work he had lined up behind the shop.

When I read the article, I was surprised to learn that both Nancy and Mas had been interned as children during World War Two. Neither one seemed to hold a grudge or was inclined to play the victim. I don't know where they ended up after they closed up in Little Tokyo. They were both good people.

Little Tokyo back in the day:

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...Capture3_2.png
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo Service


Little Tokyo now:

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...Capture2_2.png
Google Maps


As you can see, the old Brunswig Drug warehouse was right across the street from Nancy and Mas. In 1986, it was stripped down to the steel frame and rebuilt as a beautiful office building, now called Brunswig Square.

Yeah, I liked the old Little Tokyo better.

Godzilla Apr 2, 2019 2:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8526211)
Godzilla said:

"1954? according to source. Maybe earlier. "

Based on that Ford making a right turn, it's not earlier than 1952.

Cheers,

Earl


Didn't mean to suggest that "much" earlier. I was focusing on the purported fact that most (maybe all) of the semaphore signals were being replaced around that time. I could have sworn I read on NLA that '56 was the "final" curtain, but for every rule there seems to be an exception. :shrug:


Previous NLA post:



Quote:

1923 traffic signal comes down. Traffic officials Lloyd Rush, Arnold Kunody and Arthur Butz, watch workmen at Sunset and Main Streets. Photo dated: December 27, 1956.
https://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...DMX=0&DMY=0&DMhttps://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...X=512&DMY=0&DM
https://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...X=0&DMY=512&DMhttps://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...512&DMY=512&DM


https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/singleite...hotos/id/12717

ethereal_reality Apr 2, 2019 4:48 AM

Was it a Dream?
 
On one of my routes from Culver City (where I worked) to West Hollywood, I remember that I would pass Chippendales strip club. (this would have been around 1984 or 85).
It might have been their original location.


If I remember correctly, the street was Overland Ave. (I worked in a building just inside the Overland Gate at MGM) -so it makes sense.

This rather nondescript building...about a block north of Venice Blvd.... comes closest to what I remember as Chippendales.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/wb2ohI.jpg
GSV

The word, CHIPPENDALE'S...was painted in LARGE black lettering, horizontally across the top third of the bldg.

Before I found out it was a strip bar I thought it was a furniture store. (you know, Chippendale's..like the famous chairs) lol



Did I dream this location? :shrug: Was Chippendales really located in Culver City? (not exactly a hot spot back in the 1980s)


Here's an aerial to give you an idea of how the building is situated on the west side of street.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/x4Aogw.jpg

So far, I haven't found any proof that Chippendales was located in Culver City. (this would have been before they became world famous)



I eventually switched to Robertson Blvd. as my escape route. ;)


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HossC Apr 2, 2019 6:26 AM

:previous:

A 1982 episode of CHiPs, "Trained for Trouble", visited Chippendales - the storyline involved a stripper who looked like Ponch. According to this Wiki page about the episode, "...the club finally closed its doors on December 15, 1988, located at 3739 Overland Avenue...". That's only 100 yards north of the building you posted, e_r. It's now an adult day care.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ppendales1.jpg
GSV

Here's a screengrab I made of the sign.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ppendales2.jpg
chips-tv.com

FredH Apr 2, 2019 6:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8525571)
I had no idea. That's what you would call a coincidence. :)



re: 'Mystery Adobe'

Thanks Hoss. I appreciate it, buddy.





....................................................................................................................'Katherine Higgins holds baby Virginia Argilez, 1918."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/OKZXEw.jpg
museumofsocialjustice

"Virginia's mother was sent to the Plaza Community Center for care, two weeks after giving birth to Virginia on the train from Mexico. Katherine and others brought them to the clinic for medical attention and promised the mother a job mending clothes in the Goodwill Industries. Virginia was the first child put in the Day Nursery and her mother "headed the list as the first employee at the Goodwill Industries.”


Does anyone know the history of the Brunswig buildings in Los Angeles?

In the photo above (behind Katherine), we have the original Bruswig warehouse next to the Plaza Church.




http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...y/download.jpg
LAPL



In this 1979 photo, the warehouse has been converted into a Juvenile Courts Building.

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...rts%20bldg.png
LAPL

This area is now a vacant lot.

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...nckley/lot.png
Google Maps

Just down the street is the old Brunswig office building/lab, which has been recently renovated

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...swig%20lab.png
LAPl

Lastly, we have the remodeled Brunswig warehouse/factory building in Little Tokyo that I noted in a recent post.

Does anyone have the dates (and or details) on all this? I have no idea why they went over to Little Tokyo to build their "new" warehouse.

CityBoyDoug Apr 2, 2019 8:55 AM

Gun Crazy .....dedicated to all the Noirishers

https://media.giphy.com/media/13k9ocbzdq5n2g/giphy.gif

GaylordWilshire Apr 2, 2019 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8525589)
:previous:

Mystery building on Bloom St.


The following photographs show a building on Bloom St. that had some sort of connection to the early days of Goodwill Industries in Los Angeles.

https://i.postimg.cc/rFvz1VRw/bloomsmaller.jpg



Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 8526309)
From the first photo, it looks like the building could have some connection to the early days of Taco Bell.

https://i.postimg.cc/k5CQyFRG/tacosmaller.jpg
https://www.brandeating.com/2017/04/...ent-tacos.html


And then there's this house

https://i.postimg.cc/ZYxLFYFT/2711-WBnow.jpg

Once at 2711 Wilshire Boulevard, now at 222 S Gramercy

Read all about it here: https://wilshireboulevardhouses.blog...e-see-our.html

Hollywood Graham Apr 2, 2019 4:10 PM

123 Fi.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8524981)
Hey Beaudry.....thank you so much....you are in the know for sure.

Now I can relax. I will check out your link.

Later photo, early in WW2 https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyw...am/8262221187/


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