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ethereal_reality Sep 24, 2009 10:43 PM

...be sure to see the comparison pics on the previous page.

Here's a couple more.



Below: NE corner of Hollywood and Las Palmas.
I wonder where the 'passageway' led to? A mystery for sopas_ej to solve perhaps.


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/255...rhollywoon.jpg
usc digital library






Below: The NE corner of Hollywood and Las Palmas today.


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/782...rhollywood.jpg
unknown




I lost the info for the contemporary photographs. Sorry.

sopas ej Sep 25, 2009 2:23 AM

Cool comparison pics, ethereal! And that mystery passageway fascinates me. I wonder what it was for... hmm...

ethereal_reality Sep 26, 2009 1:38 AM

Below: Wilshire at Western. Melody Lane


http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3...lshiremelo.jpg
usc digital archive



http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/7...reatwester.jpg
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Sopas_ej.......do you have any info on Melody Lane?
Cocktail Room WITH car service. That is VERY strange indeed.

sopas ej Sep 26, 2009 2:58 AM

Hey ethereal, great find on Melody Lane!

I'm not sure, but I think they were a chain of restaurants/coffee shops-cocktail lounges. Sounds very old school to me, you know, I'm sure they might exist in your area, ethereal, but here in LA there are some old coffee shops that have a separate "Lounge" room with its own entrance, and in there are booths and a bar. Some Denny's here have that set up. And in Pasadena near where I live, there's a place called Conrad's, which is a restaurant/coffee shop kind of place, but it's a total time-warp, it looks like it hasn't been remodeled since the 1970s, save for the reupholstery for the booths; but it has a separate cocktail lounge with its own entrance, but can also be accessed from the regular restaurant part.

sopas ej Sep 27, 2009 5:57 PM

Harry Mann Chevrolet, 1952. Funny name when said aloud.
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/508/aaang6611.jpg
USC archive

Interesting to me that many old car dealerships had the showroom right up against the sidewalk. I wonder if this building still exists, and if it does, what it's being used as now. No address was given in the caption from the USC archive.

You see buildings similar to this throughout LA, many having been converted to other commercial uses, or being used as auto-body repair shops or garages.

ethereal_reality Sep 28, 2009 12:45 AM

cool pic.

Harry Mann....very hirsute. :)



Interesting information about the Denny's with a 'lounge'.
That is completely unheard of here in the midwest.

BrandonJXN Sep 29, 2009 11:02 PM

Wells Fargo Plaza
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics17/00018130.jpg
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics17/00018114.jpg

Cal Plaza 1
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068357.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la050.jpg
plinko

City National Plaza
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics46/00042797.jpg
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics41/00055357.jpg
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics26/00032546.jpg
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics26/00032541.jpg

200 Figueroa
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics22/00045851.jpg

611 Place
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044234.jpg

Department of Water and Power
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics23/00046316.jpg

Bank of America Plaza
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059393.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...3d76f481_o.jpg

AON Center
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008303.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...d257fae3_o.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...db974678_o.jpg

Gas Company Tower
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la022.jpg
plinko

550 S. Hope Street
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la021.jpg
plinko

Two California Plaza
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la019.jpg
plinko

Figueroa @ Wilshire & 777 Tower
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tion/la068.jpg
plinko

US Bank Tower
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...98a4ab0cf2.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...One9805/us.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...805/usbank.jpg

ethereal_reality Sep 30, 2009 12:10 AM

^^^Great work 'ThreeHundred', very interesting photos.

ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2009 8:19 PM

Below: Flower Street near 7th Street in 1926.


http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/634...treetnear7.jpg
usc digital archive

What an odd little house.




Below: Fremont Hotel at 4th Street and Olive in 1920.


http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/584...hotelatfou.jpg
usc digital library

ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2009 8:34 PM

A couple more from the 1920s.


Below: Looking north along Hill Street in 1928.


http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/632...northalong.jpg
usc digital archive

Cool little gas station lower right.





Below: La Vista Terrace bungalow court.


http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/273...terracebun.jpg
usc digital archive


Anyone have a clue what that impressive building is behind La Vista Terrace? Sopas_ej?
It almost looks like two different photographs have been spliced together.

ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2009 8:52 PM

Below: Looking southeast from State Normal School in 1920


http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/823...southeastf.jpg
usc digital library

This one is confounding because I'm not sure where the Normal School was located.

Anyone know what that auditorium looking building with the two turrets is?
(center-right in the photograph)

sopas ej Oct 2, 2009 9:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4486968)
Below: Looking southeast from State Normal School in 1920


http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/823...southeastf.jpg
usc digital library

This one is confounding because I'm not sure where the Normal School was located.

Anyone know what that auditorium looking building with the two turrets is?
(center-right in the photograph)

Really nice pics, ethereal!

The State Normal School was on the site that is now occupied by the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. The Normal School evolved into what became UCLA.

That auditorium-- my guess is that it's the back part of the now demolished Philharmonic Auditorium/Clune's Auditorium, which used to face Pershing Square. That site has been long vacant (since the mid-1980s); if the plans still haven't fallen through, it's the future site of the development called Park Fifth.

sopas ej Oct 2, 2009 9:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4486928)
Anyone have a clue what that impressive building is behind La Vista Terrace? Sopas_ej?
It almost looks like two different photographs have been spliced together.

It does look like some splicing; when I get home I think I'll do some investigating...

ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2009 9:48 PM

.....sounds good to me sopas_ej. :)

sopas ej Oct 3, 2009 3:47 AM

Hmm, I looked up La Vista Terrace on the LAPL website and it doesn't give a street number, just that the location is Columbia Street. Looking through my Thomas Guide, though, there's no location of a Columbia Street in Los Angeles that I can see; there's a Columbia Place and Columbia Avenue in Echo Park, but I'm not sure if that's the same street. There's a Columbia Street in Pasadena and South Pasadena but I doubt this is the same location...

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Here are some pics of the Philharmonic Auditorium. The LA Philharmonic played there until the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened in the mid 1960s.

This building replaced an older building called Hazard's Pavilion and was dedicated in 1906. For a while, silent films were shown there, and it was known as Clune's Auditorium. It became the Philharmonic Auditorium in 1920, or thereabouts.

Here it is in 1906:
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4...uditoriumd.jpg
USC Archive

Here's the interior of the auditorium in 1928:
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/4...uditoriumi.jpg
USC Archive

In the 1930s, it was remodeled into a restrained Deco Moderne style. Here it is in 1984:
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/854...uditorium1.jpg
USC Archive

In 1985 it was demolished to make way for an office building, but those plans fell through. It has since remained a surface parking lot. And as mentioned before, that parking lot is the site of the planned Park Fifth development, a hotel/residential and commercial high-rise development, but I'm not sure if those plans have been put on hold or canceled.

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2009 7:30 PM

The information about the auditorium is very interesting.
It's amazing how cities evolve (or might that be devolve).



Well hopefully the Park Fifth project will eventually go forward.

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3...parkfifith.jpg

I see they have incorporated the art deco building that was adjacent
to the Auditorium Bldg.

sopas ej Oct 4, 2009 5:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4488331)
The information about the auditorium is very interesting.
It's amazing how cities evolve (or might that be devolve).



Well hopefully the Park Fifth project will eventually go forward.

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3...parkfifith.jpg

I see they have incorporated the art deco building that was adjacent
to the Auditorium Bldg.

Yes, and the Park Fifth developers are supposed to revamp Pershing Square across the street, too, which would be really nice, though I haven't seen any renderings of their plans for it. As it is now, Pershing Square is a very bleak concrete space. Its las re-do was in the early 1990s; at the time, I saw what the intent was-- to add a splash of color and somehow make it a more inviting gathering space while at the same time discouraging homeless people from setting up camp there, but it looks so horribly dated now and very depressing. And to be honest I wasn't all that enthused about it back then when the makeover was new.

JDRCRASH Oct 5, 2009 4:10 PM

Another reminder of just how long this downturn is...

ethereal_reality Oct 6, 2009 1:48 AM

I hear you. It's all very frustrating.

ethereal_reality Oct 8, 2009 3:17 AM

An electrical parade at the Coliseum in 1932.


http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6686/...calparadec.jpg
usc digital archive


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