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tovangar2 Jan 4, 2013 1:15 AM

SCIA / Santa Fe Freight Depot
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 5958346)
tovangar2: The tract descriptions on this block are called the "Mills and Wicks Extension of Second Avenue and Adjoining Subdivisions". Possibly it was created as an extension of Second Street in order to reach that Santa Fe Freight House on the old map.

Thank you FredH. The Santa Fe Freight Depot actually hasn't come up in a while.
A quarter mile long and taller than the Empire State Building (if one stood it on end that is).
I do like skinny buildings. A nice instance of adaptive reuse:

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4423227)
Here's an old rendering of what was the Santa Fe Freight Depot, which opened in 1907, from ulwaf.com.
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/1...eightdepot.gif

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIA) is worth a look if you'e in town.
http://www.studyco.com/upload/images...iarc_night.jpg
scia

Denzel Washington gets taken for a ride:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N...037%2520PM.jpg
devil in a blue dress (1995)

The Arts District (east of Alameda) is a whole different place from the Warehouse District. More expensive for one, although I notice they want almost a million bucks for the Rat Lab back at 8th & Ceres:
http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17875...os-Angeles-CA/

I must be getting old. The price of almost anything leaves me completely gob-smacked.

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 1:24 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/5760/aabmysteryhouses.jpg
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I wish I knew the street. I'd love to see if these homes have survived. Do you recognize them GW?
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ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 1:54 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img839/6752/aabcphudsonmb1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img13/5241/aabcphudsonmb.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img26/3553/aa...2ssanferna.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img152/3553/a...2ssanferna.jpg


today
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/6303/s822today.jpg
google street view
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tovangar2 Jan 4, 2013 1:56 AM

Palms
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5958361)
Somewhere in one of my old files I have a photograph of the big palm being transported to the Arcade Depot site.
I'll have to look for it.
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I would love to see that.

Palms are so easy to move (so I'm told). Palm brokers go around buying them from people's yards to dress up new development.

I remember watching the original matched set of eleven or twelve palms being installed on the plaza at 444 S Flower (corner of 5th) thirty years ago and wondering about their prior history. Some have been replaced by shade trees and I notice the crowns of the remaining ones are tied up in the 2012 overhead shot on Google maps, meaning they must be on the move again (unless they're incoming replacements).

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9...104%2520PM.jpg

I sure miss the set of palms pinned against the west side of Clements' Carnation Milk building on Wilshire. Those were the best. Great shadows.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M...315%2520PM.jpg
anoxlou -flickr

tovangar2 Jan 4, 2013 2:11 AM

Harry Smith Newsstand
 
Caption reads:
"1931 Harry Smith Builds Newsstand- Feminine Newsies Los Angeles California"

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F...936%2520AM.jpg
reddawgcollectables - eBay

Location?


It's certainly more festive than my local:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u...624%2520PM.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 2:11 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img42/1623/aa...tycafeinfo.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img213/9692/a...aferightof.jpg
http://danielhernandez.typepad.com/d...city-cafe.html


today
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/1753/aa...afeview1to.jpg
google street view
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ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 2:22 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/2153/aafrehome1.jpg
from unknown periodical

http://imageshack.us/a/img839/9656/aafrhomeneustadt.jpg

Does anyone know the address?
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FredH Jan 4, 2013 2:29 AM

I've driven by the Santa Fe Freight Depot many times and never knew what it was.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/5955/captureglr.jpg
Google Street View

And right next to it, is this fine building...

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4848/capture1sb.jpg
Google Street View

...which was also around in 1909:

http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/9145/capture2hy.jpg
memory.loc.gov

Also, the smaller one next to it.

FredH Jan 4, 2013 2:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5379842)
Palm being moved to Central & 5th for depot, 1889.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7...ghttocentr.jpg
usc digital library


I love the Wolfskill shanty.

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ethereal_reality: I found your picture! I think I also noted back then that the Wolfskill Tract extended
all the way up to where I worked at E. Third Street and Crocker.

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 3:01 AM

:previous:Many thanks FredH!!

FredH Jan 4, 2013 3:15 AM

:previous:

I love this "tree guy". He's a classic.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7421/capturelcy.jpg
usc digital library

BDiH Jan 4, 2013 3:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 5955404)
Going to a movie in Hollywood in the early fifties was fun. We rode our bikes or took the Streetcar and sometimes walked. No rush then. On the way home we would stop at Reginald Denny's Hobby Shop and marvel at the airplanes hung from the ceiling. Later stop would be the miniature golf place by Vermont and Hollywood. Fun times.[IMG]http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/t...yHobbyShop.jpg[/IMG]
LAPL Photo



That miniature golf park was Gittleson Brother's, where they also had table tennis and other simple pleasures from another time.

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 3:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 5958552)
I've driven by the Santa Fe Freight Depot many times and never knew what it was.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/5955/captureglr.jpg
Google Street View

And right next to it, is this fine building...

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4848/capture1sb.jpg
Google Street View







I've been intrigued by this block of E. 3rd Street for quite some time. Two buildings on the periphery of the Santa Fe Freight Depot
have the old Santa Fe logo incorporated into their architecture (both are located further west on E. 3rd St.).


http://imageshack.us/a/img811/3576/aabrrlogoeast3rd.jpg
gsv



http://imageshack.us/a/img594/125/aabrrlogosantafe.jpg
http://www.seeklogo.com/santa-fe-logo-122429.html


detail
http://imageshack.us/a/img827/5299/a...t3rddetail.jpg
gsv




..and this building is across the street from the building above.

http://imageshack.us/a/img827/3294/a...3rdnorthsi.jpg
gsv


So how many buildings did the Santa Fe Railroad own in this area?
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Apart from that, there is this magnificent building on the same block.

NE corner of E. 3rd St. and S. Garey St.
http://imageshack.us/a/img515/3747/a...rwithgarey.jpg
gsv



http://imageshack.us/a/img443/6434/a...3rhgareyst.jpg
gsv

I'm trying to find out the history of this building.
It looks as if it could have been a school (doubtful in this area) or a post office (note the flag pole). Does anyone know?
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tovangar2 Jan 4, 2013 3:46 AM

Moving Palms
 
Outstanding! e-r and FredH :-)

and they're still at it, trying to give a little dignity to "Mediterranean" McMansions:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-c...952%2520PM.jpg
oc tree service

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 3:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 5958645)
That miniature golf park was Gittleson Brother's, where they also had table tennis and other simple pleasures from another time.



Quite serendipitously, I found this postcard yesterday! -Honest- :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img543/4820/a...regolfrppc.jpg
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GaylordWilshire Jan 4, 2013 4:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5958539)



http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9...tdrawcompl.jpg
The American Architect Jan 3, 1912


The Neustadt house was at the northwest corner of Adams and Western, facing Western. It was bought only a year or so after being built by J. T. Fitzgerald, who had lived a few years earlier at 3115 West Adams--see (among other posts and online info) http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5510

ProphetM Jan 4, 2013 4:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 5958625)
:previous:

I love this "tree guy". He's a classic.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7421/capturelcy.jpg
usc digital library

This guy?

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

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...oll65/id/25483

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 4:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5957055)
The old west entrance of the Fox lot.
http://www.movielocationsplus.com/20fox003.jpg
movielocationsplus.com

It's still in there somewhere, now sans lantern and lots of other great details:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...532%2520PM.jpg
gsv



With T2's post, I thought I had finally placed this photograph...but on closer inspection it doesn't match. :(

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/3752/aabstudiomystery.jpg
ebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img252/9742/a...ysteryinfo.jpg
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Thanks for the location of the Neustadt's house GaylordWilshire.
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MichaelRyerson Jan 4, 2013 12:25 PM

Central Station/Arcade Depot, 1930
 
Here's an aerial from an angle we don't see all that often. The Central Station replaced the Arcade Depot in 1914 and was bigger still. It appears at the lower left. At this distance you can get a nice sense of scale. The thing was humongous.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7...85a71a8f_o.jpg
los angeles (calif) civic center and downtown, ca. 1930
LAPL

BTW, Happy New Year all.

last edit (I promise): not sure I believe the date on this pic as I think you can see the Times building rather far along for 1930.

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2013 7:37 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img809/6636/a...ingtonhuge.jpg
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