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Market fire at 9th and Los Angeles Street. (notice the Lunch Room sign)


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Old Posted Nov 30, 2012, 7:36 PM
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this is interesting.


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Unbelievably, there was also Ince Field.


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Last week "Tough Guys" was on AMC, it stars Burt Lancaster,Dana Carvey,and Kirk Douglas,
from about 1986 or 87.the bridge and train yard are very visible.As far as the movie goes,its
a good and bad movie at the same time.
Thanks for the tip unihikid. Here are some screen shots. Looks like they rebuilt part of the bridge
with steel at some point.


Tough Guys (1986), Touchstone Pictures


Tough Guys (1986), Touchstone Pictures


Tough Guys (1986), Touchstone Pictures
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Old Posted Nov 30, 2012, 7:43 PM
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Los Angeles County Jail, Lincoln Heights, 2nd Floor Corridor.



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Does anyone know what that is at lower right that resembles a croquet set?
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I love the Alexandria & environs. I was just blithering five pages back about wanting the roof and facade illuminations restored to the Alexandria Hotel as was promised by the rehabbers. Since the nuking of Bunker Hill saved the Historic Core, many of us have opinions, I'm sure, on what should be done with it.

There's a good-sized piece of cleared land immediately to the south of the Alexandria (between it and the Arcade Building, which gobbled up Mercantile Place), which backs on to the rear of the distinctly low-rise 1910 Clune's Broadway/Cameo Theater, giving the site a lovely open feeling. It would make a great garden for the Alexandria or a nice public, pocket park (something we don't have enough of). It could be named Afton Park after the hotel that was there (actually the Odeon too was between the Alexandria and the Afton). Open-air movies could be shown on the back wall of the Cameo, which is still intact enough to be returned to its original purpose.

If that sounds more gentrified than noir, no doubt somebody could pull off a crime-of-passion or two there still.



Well, heres the story on that.

Apparently, that lot next to the Alexandria is the potential home to a new market/parking/apartment structure. Its not official yet, but I have been hearing about it for awhile now. As for a park, we are getting a small park up between the El Dorado and Rowan, just north of 5th street on the east side, but that seems to be taking forever to get finished...

Here is a link to a story that mentions the potential market/parking/apartment structure...

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/d...tml?mode=story



It actually doesnt look too too bad, for a modern building that is. Better than that HIDEOUS New Genesis Apartments building on Main just north of 5th...



So...ever wonder what it looks like inside a room of the Alexandria?


Photo by me some time ago...

Prices range from $400 to approx. $850 a month for a place in the Alexandria, depending on the size of your place and view. Your rent includes wat er, electricity, and internet. The average room appears as above, a blueish/grayish concrete floor, relatively high ceilings, no AC, your window may open, ceiling fan, small kitchenette with two burners, a sink, fridge, and cabinet up top. Some rooms have hardwood floors though, which is nice, and some rooms have carpet as well (although not very many). Your bathroom may vary in size as well.

Noir lives on in the Alexandria, its common to see cops in the lobby, wandering the halls, standing outside someones room, telling you to "move along" if you ask if everything is ok. Coroners vehicles appear out front every once in awhile too, and the paramedics appear on a damn near daily basis. But in all honesty, I absolutely love the place, the lame gentrification of downtown with pet stores that sell designer dog boots or fancy wine bars or "simply salads" has not seemed to have affected the Alexandria.


Photo by me some time ago...
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Anyone know where the T&M Studios were located in West Hollywood? Mickey Rooney claims in his autobiography it was up a flight of stairs on Santa Monica Blvd. Anyone have any information?
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La Vista Terrace

Hi, This is my first post but thank you for accepting me into your forum. I have been enjoying looking through all the wonderful old photos posted here and though I'm only on 25, I know I have a long way to go. I ran across this photo here of the La Vista Terrace bungalow court and stopped in my tracks! My mother actually lived in the top right bungalow as a child! The building behind the bungalows is the Mary Andrews Clark Memorial Home located at 306-336 S. Dr. Loma off of 3rd street in LA. Columbia Ave is just below Loma. Here is a link to a photo of the front of the building, which still stands today. http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Andrews_Clark_Memorial_Home

I hope you enjoy the information. Now back to looking at all the amazing photos.

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A couple more from the 1920s.


Below: La Vista Terrace bungalow court.



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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.
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Los Angeles County Jail, Lincoln Heights, 2nd Floor Corridor.



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Does anyone know what that is at lower right that resembles a croquet set?
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Looks like it says 5 cents on top. An apple dispenser?
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Looks like it says 5 cents on top. An apple dispenser?
You may be on to something.

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Can anyone decipher this simple snapshot found on ebay?



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I think this may be a view of the old coast route looking south from the back of a northbound train just south of San Onofre (as it turns into Camp Pendleton)? Parts of an old road with old bridges side astride the 5 on the east side with the railroad tracks still between. Tried Google Maps but the day they drove down the 5 it was foggy so only the bottom of that hill was visible.
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I was curious about what was printed on the face of the clock in ER's post #10568, so I did some digging ..



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The text on the clock reads "Luckenbach & Co. 141 S. Spring" In 1909 John Luckenbach owned a wholesale jewelers store located at the above address. In 1906, after the San Francisco earthquake, Luckenbach was appointed as one of the members of the Los Angeles Citizens Relief Committie to help raise funds after the disaster.



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In the Dec. 13,1909 edition of the "Jewelers Circular" magazine, Luckenbach announced he intended to cease buisness on Jan. 1,1910.


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He later bought this nice house:


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Also, great eye, RCarlton and Graybeard !
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2012, 5:28 AM
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I think this may be a view of the old coast route looking south from the back of a northbound train just south of San Onofre (as it turns into Camp Pendleton)? Parts of an old road with old bridges side astride the 5 on the east side with the railroad tracks still between. Tried Google Maps but the day they drove down the 5 it was foggy so only the bottom of that hill was visible.
Silverlaker - close, it's just north of San Onofre. See my earlier post on page 528.
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The Luckenbach house as seen when close to new--just to the left of the Vermont-Glendower triangle.


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The Mead/Luckenback is the third house up from the bottom left.

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Los Angeles Times, April 6, 1913


Real estate developer William Mead is described in some bios as once having owned all the land north of Los Feliz Blvd from Western Avenue east to the river.
Mead seems to have hired only the top L.A. architects of the day to design houses for his tract. Mead himself may or may not have lived in either the Luckenbach
house or the one in the drawing above, which still stands at 4533 Cockerham Drive:

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Some more shots of the house are here. (Prepare yourself for a major tackfest, at least indoors.)


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The Hay house described in the article above seems to be none other than our own Garden of Allah. We may well have written of the origins of the GoA on the thread before, but LACurbed commenter John Ponder has this description: "Originally named Hayvenhurst, it was built for $30,000 in 1913 by William H. Hay, developer of the Crescent Heights neighborhood, which was bounded by Sunset and Santa Monica blvds, to the north and south, Fairfax (then called Crescent Ave.) to the east and Havenhurst (originally spelled "Hayvenhurst") to the west. Hay and his second wife lived in Hayvenhurst briefly before building an even grander home down the street (where the Directors Guild building is now) and then finally retiring to a large house at 4400 Havenhurst Drive in Encino, another neighborhood Hay owned and developed. After the Hays moved out, Hayvenhurst stood empty for a few years before Alla Nazimova acquired it, including during World War I, when the Hays allowed the Red Cross to use it as its Westside headquarters. Nazimova ... leased Hayvenhurst in November 1917.... She purchased it outright for $65,000 in August 1918. "


Hay was listed in the 1915 city directory at 8258 Sunset.

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Pedestrian Bridgers over SP's LA Yards

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Thanks for the tip unihikid. Here are some screen shots. Looks like they rebuilt part of the bridge
with steel at some point.


Tough Guys (1986), Touchstone Pictures


Tough Guys (1986), Touchstone Pictures


Tough Guys (1986), Touchstone Pictures
There is a bit of confusion between this bridge and the one seen and discussed in Fred H's post on page 528.

The bridge shown on page 528 is the North Broadway bridge over the SP's
Cornfield Yard linking North Broadway to Spring Street. It was built mostly of wood.

The bridge seen here on page 529 offered pedestrian access from San Fernando Road to the locomotive roundhouse and shops complex at SP's Taylor yard in Glendale. This was a steel bridge. The scenes from "Tough Guys" were shot with the train on what was formerly the freight car RIP (Repair In Place) tracks beneath the bridge.

There were a number of smaller yards linked together between Taylor Yard
and the original River Station Yard along North Broadway. They had names like The Bullpen, Links, etc. At a later date I will put together a map showing the names and locations of these yards in an attempt to provide a clearer picture of the locations of each.

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Last begging, ooops, I mean question - Still hoping... Are there some photos out there of what used to occupy the space now currently known as Amoeba Records? [6400 Sunset Blvd]
This is all I was able to find so far, from 1958:

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And to be honest with you, even *I* don't remember what used to be on the site of Amoeba before they built it, and I would drive down that stretch of Sunset all the time.
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The Sunset Service Center was actually across the street at 6407 Sunset. That lot was previously occupied by a Scrivener's Drive In; it is now a Jack In the Box.

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A fuzzy shot of Scrivener's before it was replaced by the filling station.

Some businesses that have had the address of 6400 Sunset were S.G. Stephens Willy-Overland (1925); Hollywood Motors (1928); The Hollywood Unit of the Women's Voluntary Services (1943); a Muntz TV factory store (1952): First United Thrift & Loan (1956-61 more or less). None of these have led to pictures so far...

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Harry and Roy Aitken and Triangle Studios

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I was also surprised to see this section of Inceville called 'Triangle Ranch'.

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I think the answer lies in the following from the Palisades Post article you quoted,

"Ince...,through his alliance with Triangle, a production Company founded with DW Griffith and Ma(c)k Sennett, built a new studio in Culver City to use for indoor movies, while retaining Inceville for outdoor locations and westerns."

If the photo was taken during the overlap in 1916 when Ince was using both studios (Inceville & Triangle), the "Triangle Ranch" sign was probably a reference to the just-opened Culver City studio.

That's a great shot of Inceville. What an ideal work environment :-)

It's a great pity that there's such a jumble of commercial development there now (although it's actually better that it was a few years back). Gently sloping Santa Ynez Canyon opening to the beach really was one of our beauty spots.

P.S. I had forgotten it was Harry and Roy Aitken who actually founded Triangle in 1915. Ince, Griffith & Sennett were the three producers they bought on as partners. It may have been the Aitken brothers who were actually responsible for the main gate & Washington Row. Triangle Film Corporation's wiki page has more. Sam Goldwyn bought the lot in 1918 for Goldwyn Pictures. He was forced out by his partners in 1923. Marcus Loew bought Goldwyn Pictures (no longer associated with Sam Goldwyn) and combined it with Metro Pictures, which he already owned. Louis B. Mayer Pictures was added next finally making MGM in 1925. Goldwyn started Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923 after he lost Goldwyn Pictures, he was never part of MGM.

Triangle's powerhouse producing trio being entertained by Chaplin in 1915;
Ince, Sennett & Griffith:

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P.P.S. Sony Pictures Museum says it was Ince who built the Main Gate and Washington Row at Triangle/MGM:
"Ince supervised the construction, consisting of a two-story administration building, four glass silent film stages and the Greek-Revival colonnade which served as the grand main entrance to the now-historic studio lot."
-quoted from http://www.sonypicturesmuseum.com/culver/ince

Sony Pictures Museum also (confusingly) says: "Culver City’s first studio began to take shape in 1915 with the construction of a colonnade, the impressive entrance to Ince/Triangle Studios (facing Washington Boulevard today)." http://www.sonypicturesmuseum.com/studio/lothistory/1

So I still don't know who built it, or even the year.

MGM back in the Triangle days (1918 photo originally posted by e_r)
I think everything's been replaced except the Main Gate and Washington Row (which was later extended).
Current plan of Sony Studios:http://www.sonypicturesstudios.com/c.../SPELotMap.pdf

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1353038492210

Ince in 1914:

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