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^^^I'm glad you liked the photographs Scott.
I'll see if I can find a higher resolution of the aerial photo.


The photographs of Long Beach were great sopas_ej.
I was particularly impressed with the old Long Beach Municipal Auditorium.
I cringed when I saw the Long Beach Arena.





Below: Long Beach Pier and Pavilion around 1898.


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Old Posted Mar 2, 2010, 11:31 PM
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Long Beach Pier and Pavilion in 1895.



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Below: Long Beach Pier and Pavilion in 1900.
The pavilion in this photograph is more ornate than the pavilion in the previous two photos.





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Long Beach Pier in 1902.



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There's our old wet-blanket friend the WCTU at Broadway & Temple (upper center), and the Broadway Tunnel beyond that. But I'm blanking out on the tunnel at the upper left. Anyone?



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There's our old wet-blanket friend the WCTU at Broadway & Temple (upper center), and the Broadway Tunnel beyond that. But I'm blanking out on the tunnel at the upper left. Anyone?

I've never heard a name for that tunnel, but I think it's another trolley tunnel that's just north of the Hill Street trolley tunnel (the one on the left in this view):





I like this photo from 1908 showing where Hill stopped at First Street, and before First was extended up First Street Hill:





And check out the sign for the Highland Villa (a grand old building):

"Furnished rooms/$2.00 per week & up."

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Main Street at Spring in 1939.



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Notice the very 'noir' looking Hotel Chandler.
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Another angle of the same area in 1939 (looking north on S. Spring St.).



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I'm wondering about those 5 cent hamburgers at the corner building. "Always fresh" it says
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And over 56 tons.

Great photos, ethereal, I really like them.

Yeah, 5 cent hamburgers-- and 5 cent root beers too? I never understood the prices on menus of that era. Often it'll be like 10 cents for coffee, and then only 25 cents for a burger... whereas today it'll be like 2 bucks for a soda and nearly 5 bucks for a burger. Was a penny really worth all that much back then?
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Wow...that picture of main/spring/9th makes it look so much like an early 1900's Times Square.

With all that signage, along with the nearby theaters, you might wonder what could've been...
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^^^ That's what I liked about the photograph as well.
All the signs with the different types of fonts. Also how the buildings are in a stepped formation....from shortest to tallest.
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Will Angels flight actually re-open this time?!?



John Welborne, head of the Angels Flight Railway Foundation, said it will re-open as early as April 15th! Anyone going to show up for this? I know I will.

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http://cbs2.com/local/Historic.Angel...2.1553056.html
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Wouldn't count on it. There have been so many delays now that i have to believe it when I see it.
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Angels Flight Re-opening Delays

I know it has had many delays, but I would be very disappointed if I missed it.
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Broadway looking north from 10th Street in 1931

I spy an advertisement for 'The Champ' starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper.

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Another 1931 view of downtown Los Angeles.

Can anyone here pinpoint this view? There were no details except for the date.
The odd shaped building in the lower left makes me think there could be a diagonal street just out of the shot.





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Here are three more 1931 photographs.
I believe all three were taken from the vicinity of the Herald Examiner Building.



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The Buffalo Cafe at 1326 S. Main Street in 1929.

The lighting fixtures on either side of the door are extremely cool.
Does anyone have an idea what is attached to the wall between the cafe and the tire shop next door?




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Below: The unveiling of the Buffalo Cafe as a speakeasy.




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Here are three more 1931 photographs.
I believe all three were taken from the vicinity of the Herald Examiner Building.


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I can ID this one, at least. It's 11th Street looking west from Broadway.

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^^^cool....thanks for the info.
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