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Glendale City Hall. Unknown date. Floor composition, unknown. Interesting street light

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Yee Hing Laundry Adobe. Date unknown. Main and Carr streets (now 14th Place), between 14th St. and Pico.

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This was said to have been General Frem[on]t's headquarters at one time, but when this photo was taken, it was a Chinese laundry - the "Yee Hing Laundry" sign is still visible along the front (half covered by the hanging branch).
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Same Adobe, new management (remodel?)
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1325 Carr Street
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Pacific Cigar Box Co., at 220 E. 32nd St. Unknown Date.

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San Gabriel Mission
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San Gabriel Mission and Pacific Electric, undated
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 1:16 AM
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Regarding Music Videos, they ordinarily require musical accompaniment. If a moog is unavailable, a serious professional could always try something more substantial made by the Los Angeles Art Organ Co.

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The text notes claim the building was constructed around 1910. This seems inaccurate since the company may have packed up and moved to Hoboken in 1905.



http://www.wanamakerorgan.com/about.php

Where was the building located? A book may hold the answer: http://www.amazon.com/The-Los-Angele.../dp/0913499439 But as a shot in the dark, 1923 Listings appear for "Artcraft Organ Co." at 6725 Santa Monica Blvd. An additional listing is for 1924 S. Main St. "American Photo Player Company" is listed under Pipe organs at 835 S. Olive along with Robert Morton Organ with a factory in Van Nuys
Name that tune! Addresses as yet undetermined.

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The Valley's first piano and organ manufacturning plant, Johnston Organ and Piano Manufacturing Co., moved to Van Nuys in 1913. The firm changed hands in 1915, becoming the California Organ Company, and finally, in 1917 it became the Robert Morton Organ Company. During the 1920s Robert Morgan became the second largest producer of theater organs in America, behind the celebrated and respected firm of Wurlitzer. Nicknamed the "Wonder Morton", the Robert Morton organs were named for the first names of the two sons of the company's owner; with their splendidly built large scale pipework and impressive consoles, they were well suited both sonically and visually for the spacious movie palaces. The Morton Company closed permanently in 1933. Lapl
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Wondering about the flag draped over the car. About the Kodak Building on Hill . . .

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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 1:47 AM
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Could have sworn this image was previously posted.

Squeeze play near the Hall of Justice.

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ebay/postcard circa 1915




below: USC Digital Library has the Hotel Westmoore mispelled as Westmore, making it difficult to locate this image.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/2167/rec/4


Earlier at http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8827.
The photograph has since been deleted due to USC's new format.
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I am using the above postcard and photograph as a preface to this extremely interesting photograph dated 1957. (found on an old cd of mine)


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/58217/rec/1


At first, I thought I was looking at this wrong.
Did the Hotel Westmoore actually build an addition in front of it's classic columned facade?





detail of the mystery addition

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/58217/rec/1


I am still looking for a photograph of the Hotel Westmoore with this addition.

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What a hoot!

While trying to find info on the Malamute, I somehow stumbled upon this ice cream stand, circa 1930's. I'm not sure it's been covered before. Sorry if it has been. It apparently existed in LA until 1979. Any ideas on the location?

http://msmariemassacre.tumblr.com/po...g-ice-cream-at

"The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot hoot, I scream, used elements of a theater marquee. For over 50 years, Tillie Hattrup ran this L.A.-area refreshment spot designed and built by her husband, Roy in 1926-27. It was demolished in 1979."
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below: There is no description with this photograph. The banner seems to have the American Legion logo.
Does anyone know where this is?


unkown



Image recently reposted. Source being Lapl. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11682

Noticed a similar image that probably predates the above. Karl's Kustom Shoes evidently took over Dickinson Drugs. Dickinson was located at 300 S. Main Street. Either way, the horizontal artwork is distinctive but not particularly attractive.

1928 (?) 300 South Main Street
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While trying to find info on the Malamute, I somehow stumbled upon this ice cream stand, circa 1930's. I'm not sure it's been covered before. Sorry if it has been. It apparently existed in LA until 1979. Any ideas on the location?

http://msmariemassacre.tumblr.com/po...g-ice-cream-at

"The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot hoot, I scream, used elements of a theater marquee. For over 50 years, Tillie Hattrup ran this L.A.-area refreshment spot designed and built by her husband, Roy in 1926-27. It was demolished in 1979."


Unconfirmed: Valley Blvd., Rosemead?

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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 2:57 AM
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Knott's Berry Farm Calico mine ride

Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut (He designed, built and operated Knott's Berry Farm's best attractions) and Walter Knott working on the Calico Mine Ride, which opened at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park in 1960. Walt Disney and Walter Knott were rumored of having a cordial friendship. It is known that they each visited the other's park. When Walt came to see the new Calico Mine Ride, he had no idea that the apparent entrance to the ride was only the beginning of a hidden, winding, and attractively themed queue area. Even with a long line, it would appear to passers-by that the line was short. And once in line, the guests were appeased by the colorful and dynamic surroundings. "You sneaky S.O.B.!" Walt exclaimed to Bud, upon discovering about a hundred people were already ahead of them in line. Today, of course, Disney uses this innovation in all its theme parks.
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Interesting facts about the Hotel Westmoore.


http://www.usc.edu/libraries/subject...orichotels.pdf

It's hard to believe the Hotel Westmoore was already 30 years old in 1910!!

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This is also interesting. A succinct explanation of Bunker Hill's evolution.


http://www.usc.edu/libraries/subject...orichotels.pdf

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whenever my parents would go shopping at alpha beta,we would always drive past Love's,and that smell was amazing! but when we finally went the place was empty and the food was so so,i wasnt impressed at all.I think they closed in 98 or so,at least the pico location did.
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E.R. - Here is the St. Angelo, looking a little worse for wear:


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The (former) Argyle Hotel, looking even worse:


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The Dugout

Street view of the "The Dugout" sandwich stand, which is surrounded by sandbags and has a plane crashed into its roof,
located at 6157 E. Whittier Blvd. in Los Angeles. A sign outside on the right reads: "The famous Dugout French dip
sandwiches." Photo dated: June 1, 1930.


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I don't think we have seen this place before.
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whenever my parents would go shopping at alpha beta,we would always drive past Love's,and that smell was amazing! but when we finally went the place was empty and the food was so so,i wasnt impressed at all.I think they closed in 98 or so,at least the pico location did.
Love's had one huge problem.....tiny tiny food portions.
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While trying to find info on the Malamute, I somehow stumbled upon this ice cream stand, circa 1930's. I'm not sure it's been covered before. Sorry if it has been. It apparently existed in LA until 1979. Any ideas on the location?



"The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot hoot, I scream, used elements of a theater marquee. For over 50 years, Tillie Hattrup ran this L.A.-area refreshment spot designed and built by her husband, Roy in 1926-27. It was demolished in 1979."

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Unconfirmed: Valley Blvd., Rosemead?

According to the website of South Gate High School's Class of 1956, with a link to information by Tillie Hattrup's grandchild, the owl was built on Valley Blvd in Rosemead in 1926 and moved soon after to a better location three blocks away. In 1928 the owl was trucked down to South Gate, where it stood at 8404 Long Beach Blvd for about 20 years. It was by this time called the Hoot Owl Cafe, serving more than ice cream. In 1949 the owl moved again, this time to 8711 Long Beach Blvd. It lasted there for 30 yeears.

http://www.southgatehigh.org/Hoothoot.htm


It appears that Roy and Tillie moved with their owl down to South Gate; they and their two sons were living at 8173 Beeachwood Ave in 1930; it seems that Roy flew the coupe before the next census; in 1940 Tillie was living with one son at 2808 Illinois Ave in this interesting court:

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Name that tune! Addresses as yet undetermined.

The Valley's first piano and organ manufacturning plant, Johnston Organ and Piano Manufacturing Co., moved to Van Nuys in 1913. The firm changed hands in 1915, becoming the California Organ Company, and finally, in 1917 it became the Robert Morton Organ Company. During the 1920s Robert Morgan became the second largest producer of theater organs in America, behind the celebrated and respected firm of Wurlitzer. Nicknamed the "Wonder Morton", the Robert Morton organs were named for the first names of the two sons of the company's owner; with their splendidly built large scale pipework and impressive consoles, they were well suited both sonically and visually for the spacious movie palaces. The Morton Company closed permanently in 1933. Lapl

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You can always tell a man by the shoes he wears....

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The massive boulder "Levitated Mass" isn't the first rock to make a journey to L.A. In 1932 Emmanuel Jonidis, a WWI vet promised his friends in Litchfield, Conn. that he would walk to Los Angeles with a 60 pound rock in a wheelbarrow if they,his friends, would vote for Roosevelt.
Jonidis left Connecticut on Sept. 6,1933 and arrived in Los Angeles June 30,1934.
He was 80 days late on account of the times he spent in hospitals along the way.



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It looks like something is written on the face of the rock. I wonder if it's still around stuck on a shelf somewhere.
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Mayor Shaw,

I like the irony of your user name , but suspect that your alter ego died before I was born.

By all accounts the real Mayor Shaw was from the Dark Side. Have there been any previous posts on this thread about him?

He should have been brought to book for his criminal taste in footwear (what the heck is he wearing)? LOL.

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(Note: Thanks to Curbed LA commenter "vokoban" for digging up yet another great nugget of LA history. I am taking the liberty of cross-posting the Times article and historic photo that he originally posted in the Comments section of this article.)

Below is the storage building at 1025 N Highland Ave (at Santa Monica Blvd):



In 1930, one hell of a party took place there:

(Dec. 7, 1930 LA Times)
VICE RAID NETS 366 AMID RIOT
Party on Top of Hollywood Building Raided
Four Girls Among Prisoners Seized in Foray
Hundred and Fifty Officers Battle Revelers
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In perhaps the most spectacular raid ever conducted by Los Angeles police, nearly 400 persons were arrested early yesterday on morals charges when 150 officers broke up what they said was a wild stag party on the fourteens floor of Hollywood Storage Building, 1025 North Highland avenue. All but four of the prisoners were men.
The raid was the result of a tip received by vice squad officers and four detectives, clad in tuxedos, were assigned to gather evidence. They arrived early and mingled with other spectators, who paid $1 each for admission. The affair was billed as a "fraternity benefit smoker" and early in the evening began to take on the aspect of an orgy, according to the police report.
BATTLE STARTS
Not until nearly midnight, however, did the vice squad officers feel that the revelry had reached its height, when four young women appeared in what was described as an indecent performance. This was climaxed, they declared, by another dance in which the four appeared without even a semblance of drapery. Rushing toward the exits, the detectives announced that every spectator was under arrest.
Meanwhile, just outside and in the streets below, guarding every means of escape, were 150 reserves who had been summoned in anticipation of a riot. Dozens of men attempted to flee by means of fire escapes, but they were driven back by officers who had expected such attempts.
Hand-to-hand fights were numerous as the officers rushed into the hall, once an exclusive Hollywood night club, and beer bottles crashed through windows as the melee increased in violence. Several thousand persons had gathered in the street below to watch the proceedings.
GIRLS DENY CHARGE
A check-up revealed 362 men had been arrested in addition to the four women. The latter described themselves as: Ruth Williams, 21 years of age, of 1347 North Serrano street; Isabelle Clemons, 20, of 420 Fetterly street; Doloros Moreno, 19, transient, and Ruth Scott, 22, of 1215 West Tenth street. They pleaded not guilty before Municipal Judge Eagen to the charge of being dissolute persons. Bail was fixed at $150 each pending trial on the 19th inst.
Six of the men taken into custody were booked as promoters of the show. They gave their names as Glen B. Mates and George N. Hammond of Glendale; Harry Gaston of Long Beach, Otto Good of Ocean Park, and Lloyd Baxter and Ray J. Faeth of Los Angeles.
Deputy City Prosecutor McDonald announced he will press vagrancy charges against the 362 men, including the asserted promoters of the show.
Images once easily found as part of this thread seem to have disappeared. This makes avoiding 2x posts and providing attribution difficult. Here is one such example concerning the Hollywood Storage Building at 1025 N. Highland (unless it has disappeared too).

The original focus of this inquiry/post is other buildings in the vicinity. As a starting point, I was looking for what may have been a large building occupied by "MovieLab" at the NW corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Highland. I believe it has been listed at 6823 Santa Monica Blvd. This is approximately the same location as the large Public Storage 6801. I am guessing the building was there for many years before demolition (in the '80s?). Anyone have photos of the original MovieLab building?


Hollywood Storage 1025 N Highland
1928





1937 - 6388 Santa Monica Blvd.


1930 - Hollywood Panorama - Storage Building in distance. NW view





Another Hollywood Panorama - Storage Building in distance. Unk. Date View South.

All from Lapl


1977 - Highland and Santa Monica SW corner




Off the beaten path - further North?

1937 - 6775 Sunset (and Highland) What's the possibility the car came directly from EL Cord's showroom? http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2135


1927 - Highland and Hollywood. (Actor Monte Banks at the reins, assume as a gag shot.)

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Address for Los Angeles Art Organ Company?
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