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ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 2:11 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7641787)
Is that the McFarland barn on the right edge of the photo?

I believe it is T2! Pretty neat huh.

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tovangar2 Dec 5, 2016 4:07 AM

W 3rd & Lucas: McFarland residence & Floral Apartments
 
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All GWTW now:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3w...FHs=w1366-h768

odinthor Dec 5, 2016 5:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7641782)
CBD, we have fresh rhubarb stalks at the Meijer and Kroger stores here in West Lafayette (it can be a bit expensive, especially out of season)

I make a rhubarb and mango salsa when I make fresh fish. -its tart and sweet. (like me :))
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Growing up my grandparents had it growing in their backyard. We were always warned "DO NOT EAT THE LEAVES", because they're poisonous. (is that correct odinthor? ;))

Absolutely--eat the stems, not the leaves, everyone!

OK, at the NLA Pot Luck and Sock Hop, we can have a rhubarb theme: e_r's salsa, and I can bring my Rhubarb Butter Crunch (like Apple Crisp, only . . . rhubarb). "Tart and sweet"--exactly right, for anyone who hasn't tried it. Stater Bros. markets carried it for about a month recently (maybe because I asked for it two months ago).

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 4:16 PM

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odinthor, I have the perfect movie to screen at the NLA potluck.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/UPi55Z.jpg
http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelec...3&threadid=500

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 4:27 PM

'mystery' location.

This 1966 slide may (or may not) be of Los Angeles. (but it looks like Los Angeles to me)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/HUpxzU.jpg

Here's the link to the slide on eBay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Kodachr...wAAOSwHsRYDp-t

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ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 4:31 PM

'mystery' location #2

Does anyone know where Las Colinas Heights was located?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/Fa2DPW.jpg
eBay / from several months ago

Note the interesting structure to the right of the billboard (it almost looks like they're building an inground swimming pool) -but I'm sure it's entirely something else.

-there are still cows grazing!
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Going to Illinois, see ya' all tomorrow. Have fun noirishers!

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 4:37 PM

OK, one more 'mystery' before I go.


The Peck-Judah Company, Free Information Bureau, Los Angeles

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/HQYcve.png
eBay

If it's a free information bureau, how'd they make money?

And more importantly, where was it located-
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That should keep you busy. ;)

HossC Dec 5, 2016 7:10 PM

:previous:

Judging by the postcard, I'd say it's somewhere on S Spring Street, but the company moved around a bit. In the early CDs, the Peck-Judah Co is listed under "Information Bureaus" (I'm sure they meant "Information Bureaux"!), while later ones put them under "Tourist Agents". Here's the locations I found:

1906 222 S Spring Street
1908-1911 553 S Spring Street
1912-1921 623 S Spring Street
1922-1928 732 S Spring Street
1929-1934 749 S Hill Street
1934 6758 Hollywood Boulevard
1936 637 S Grand Avenue
1938-1942 409 W 5th Street
1956/1960 614 Olive Street (as Peck-Judah Travel Service)

odinthor Dec 5, 2016 7:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7642157)
OK, one more 'mystery' before I go.


The Peck-Judah Company, Free Information Bureau, Los Angeles

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/HQYcve.png
eBay

If it's a free information bureau, how'd they make money?

And more importantly, where was it located-
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That should keep you busy. ;)

Peck-Judah was located at 222 S. Spring St., says an ad in the L.A. Times of this very date, December 5, but 1905. "The largest information bureau in America [...] Free literature given. All questions answered. Famous picture gallery of hotels and resorts."

Edit: Aw, heck--HossC beat me while I was diddling around with the wording! Anyway, e_r, likely they made money charging the "hotels and resorts" for the privilege of listing themselves in the bureau's "famous picture gallery."

odinthor Dec 5, 2016 7:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7642147)
'mystery' location #2

Does anyone know where Las Colinas Heights was located?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/Fa2DPW.jpg
eBay / from several months ago

Note the interesting structure to the right of the billboard (it almost looks like they're building an inground swimming pool) -but I'm sure it's entirely something else.

-there are still cows grazing!
__


Going to Illinois, see ya' all tomorrow. Have fun noirishers!

L.A. Times, March 17, 1990: "Historic Las Colinas residence in Hollywood Hills area listed by descendants of builder. Villa Camino Palmero, the home built by C.E. Toberman in Las Colinas in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, has been listed for $3,299,000. Toberman, also known as 'Mr. Hollywood,' built the Egyptian and Chinese theaters and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. He also found the site of the Hollywood Bowl. He began a real estate company in 1907, and developed Outpost Estates and Las Colinas, where he built his dream house. [...] While the home was under construction, Howard Hughes repeatedly tried to buy it. When it was finished in 1925, it was featured in the first issue of Architectural Digest. On more than 2 acres of rolling hills, the main residence is at the top of a circular drive behind massive gates. Measuring 9,000 square feet, it has 19 rooms, including seven bedrooms and 10 baths. There is a screening room, a billiards room with a stone fireplace and a walnut-paneled den. The pool house is a two-story, 2,300-square-foot solarium with four showers and eight dressing rooms. The estate was the Toberman family home until 1941, when C.E. Toberman was forced to sell to pay off a nearly $3 million debt incurred during the Depression."

Edit: The same paper, April 25, 1982, says, "Hollywood Heritage will sponsor a tour of Las Colinas Heights May 9, starting at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. from the Hollywood Women's Club, 1749 La Brea. The tour will include an area of mansions overlooking Hollywood and a visit to Wattles Gardens. [...]."

I wonder if C.E. Toberman was related to Mayor Toberman?--who (the latter) was "the last resident in Los Angeles to wear a silk hat daily, which he gave up only four years ago [ca. 1907]” (Los Angeles Times 4/9/1911).

HossC Dec 5, 2016 9:48 PM

After all of e_r's mysteries earlier, I have another from Julius Shulman. This is "Job 029: Douglas Honnold, The Club (Beverly Hills, Calif.),1946".

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

Another shot showing the semi-circular booths.

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

There was also an enclosed patio.

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

The last picture shows the bar.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The title is actually given as "The Club" (in quotes), as if that should be enough to identify it. I tried Googling the club beverly hills, but only got a hotel for dogs! Does anyone know where this was?

FredH Dec 6, 2016 1:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7641782)
CBD, we have fresh rhubarb stalks at the Meijer and Kroger stores here in West Lafayette (it can be a bit expensive, especially out of season)

I make a rhubarb and mango salsa when I make fresh fish. -its tart and sweet. (like me :))
_

Growing up my grandparents had it growing in their backyard. We were always warned "DO NOT EAT THE LEAVES", because they're poisonous. (is that correct odinthor? ;))



The wife has this growing in our backyard. I think it's rhubarb, although there is a good chance it may be some Asian variety. No telling what goes on around here.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psbbcpb26f.jpg

I believe she eats the whole thing.

odinthor Dec 6, 2016 1:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 7642819)
The wife has this growing in our backyard. I think it's rhubarb, although there is a good chance it may be some Asian variety. No telling what goes on around here.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psbbcpb26f.jpg

I believe she eats the whole thing.

I suspect this might be one of the fancy colored varieties of Swiss Chard...

CityBoyDoug Dec 6, 2016 1:54 AM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7642823)
I suspect this might be one of the fancy colored varieties of Swiss Chard...

I see this at my market...they call it Swiss Chard. I have no idea what it tastes like.
As the ethnic demographics change...so does the choice of food in the markets change. I'll leave it at that.

FredH Dec 6, 2016 3:33 AM

[QUOTE=HossC;7637534]While looking for older pictures of BillinGlendaleCA's brick building, I found a great video (it's HD quality) in the USC Digital Library. The title is "R/W 4430 Union Station Ground Shots, 1935-1937". It's like an 80-year-old Googlemobile as the camera travels down Macy Street and pans around periodically giving 180 degree views. The film starts just across the street from the Kerckhoff-Cuzner Lumber Mill.


...and the brick building next door.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...reetVideo5.jpg

Behind the fence and all the junk, the building still looks pretty complete.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psppxreqsh.jpg

FredH Dec 6, 2016 3:43 AM

OK Gaylord, I'll "Get off your lawn"

See Ya!

GaylordWilshire Dec 6, 2016 12:08 PM

:previous:


Swiss chard is more interesting than iceberg lettuce, but still boring...especially here.

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 6, 2016 2:04 PM

Spring Street

http://static4.businessinsider.com/i...tion%20usc.jpg — funfo.blogspot.com

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 6, 2016 2:05 PM

In the distance you can see one of the first iterations of the Santa Monica Pier.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lcEOvehUJo...ngeles+(2).jpg
— vintag.es

MichaelRyerson Dec 6, 2016 3:12 PM

[QUOTE=FredH;7642953]
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7637534)
While looking for older pictures of BillinGlendaleCA's brick building, I found a great video (it's HD quality) in the USC Digital Library. The title is "R/W 4430 Union Station Ground Shots, 1935-1937". It's like an 80-year-old Googlemobile as the camera travels down Macy Street and pans around periodically giving 180 degree views. The film starts just across the street from the Kerckhoff-Cuzner Lumber Mill.


...and the brick building next door.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...reetVideo5.jpg

Behind the fence and all the junk, the building still looks pretty complete.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psppxreqsh.jpg

That's the old Clara Street Elementary School, pretty much ground zero of the 1924 plague outbreak.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/302/20...16d1bbb5_o.pngClara Street School, Wilson Packing and the Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company, 1938

Macy Street crosses from left to right just below the middle of the image (it disappears under the Union Station viaduct), Clara Street School appears just to the right of center sitting at an angle north of Macy. Wilson Packing is the large campus center right and Los Angeles Pressed Brick almost dead-center at the top.

USC Digital/Los Angeles Examiner Collection


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