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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 7:13 PM
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After a quick search, I don't believe this we've seen this 1925 photograph of Aliso and San Pedro streets.
(there are two gas-o-meters at extreme right)


flickr / metro library

also note the four extra long R.R. gates.
Per the 1926 L.A. street directory, Mitchell & Mitchell was located at 235 Aliso street.
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I was going to include a Sanborn map of this area, ...but LAPL only has 2 pages of the hundreds of pages.
Do I have to have a library card to access the complete Sanborn maps or am I simply looking in the wrong place?
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Yeah, you need a lieberry card. From the LAPL homepage, select "Research and Homework" at upper right, then go to S for Sanborn Maps.

This 1921 Baist Map seems to show the area of your photo better than the Sanborns do. Los Angeles Street runs left to right across the top; San Pedro Street comes in from the left below Los Angeles Street and ends at Aliso. I believe we see the Percival Iron Company at the right edge of the photo:

HistoricMapworks -- http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/19409/Plate+003/
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 7:30 PM
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Thanks for the information FW. I really appreciate it.



Several months ago I posted this view of the Tuberculosis Unit At County Hospital, ca. May 5, 1939.



In response, HossC posted the map below.

The tuberculosis building is the purple building with the number 1 on it.

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1921 Baist map.

www.historicmapworks.com




The other night I came across this color slide on ebay. You can see the old tuberculosis unit building in the distance.
(as most of you know, that's County Hospital looming on the right)



The buses are parked somewhere in the old P. E. Macy Street Yards.



I later came across this second slide. I really like that silver and red bus.


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A couple pages back I posted this color slide of the same area.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=25623

Here it is again.


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I imagine those are the bus driver's cars. (or are they too fancy?)

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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 8:41 PM
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A little "googlemobiling" finds the house in the background at 1957 Echo Park Avenue, still there today. The date palm is gone and the property next door appears
to be a "Headstart" preschool. The market building is still there but has been remodeled.
You were right, here it is oldstuff.


GSV with help from oldstuff




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In this close-up of the old market, although it's been painted over, you can still see the word MARKET above the large door on the right.


detail / GSV

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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 9:05 PM
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Someone posted an anecdote about being a young lad who delivered the newspaper to the Hollywood Canteen and wrote about coming to collect the weekly or monthly bill for it. I have spent a long time looking for that anecdote again and am having no luck. Does anyone remember it?

I've searched Hollywood Canteen, canteen, Cahuenga, Cole, newspaper, delivery, collection, anecdote, and a few other words to no avail. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 9:09 PM
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The writing on the back of this photograph claims that it shows 815 Elysian Drive, Mt Washington on September 16, 1914. I think the top line says "Home of J A Foote".



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When I first found the picture above I tried to find Elysian Drive, but drew a blank. Then I had a look around the Mt Washington and discovered Elyria Drive.
After I posted these pictures the other day, Flyingwedge PMed me with some follow-up infomation from the 1914 CD. It clearly shows two people called Foote living on Elysian (and Eylsian [sic]) Drive. There were no entries for "Hoote".
NB. I've trimmed the original image that was sent to me, and adjusted the contrast for clarity.


Fold3.com, courtesy of Flyingwedge.

After seeing the name "Elysian Drive" again, I began to wonder if the original caption had been correct. Luckily, the area in question appears on the Baist maps, and in 1914 the street was indeed called Elysian Drive. By 1921, it had changed to Elyria Drive - the name which is still in use today.


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I came across this great street scene from 1942. Behind them is the Cutts Building. Google came up with a couple of different addresses but the consensus seems to be 706 South Hill Street.

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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 10:26 PM
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I came across this great street scene from 1942. Behind them is the Cutts Building. Google came up with a couple of different addresses but the consensus seems to be 706 South Hill Street.

The 1942 CD lists a branch of the Zinke Re-Bottoming Shoe Co Inc at 710 South Hill Street, so I'd say that 706 South Hill Street is correct for the Cutts Building. I found this 1935 image which names the structure in the center as "the Cutts Building (formerly Sun Building)". Unfortunately, unlike most USC images, this one isn't very hi-res - in fact, this is at 100% zoom.


USC Digital Library

I also found this larger picture from 1928 when it was still the Sun Building. The close-up below shows the canopy at the entrance and Zinke's a couple of doors away. The big clock on the jewelers is still visible in the 1935 image above, but had obviously gone by 1942.


Detail of picture in USC Digital Library
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 11:22 PM
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http://transittalk.proboards.com/thr...po-line?page=1

Here's the description:

"When the Santa Monica Freeway was built in the 1960s, an underpass
was left open beneath the roadway for the Air Line track. By 2003, ivy had
covered the tunnel's exterior, but the tunnel itself was easily accessible
to the homeless who occasionally lived with in."

My question:
Is this tunnel still there. If so, where is it?
...if it is still there, does the new Metro Expo Line use it?
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If I'm not mistaken, this photograph was taken in the general vicinity of the tunnel,
and the description includes some street names. (see below)


http://transittalk.proboards.com/thr...po-line?page=1

"In this 2003 photograph taken northeast of National Boulevard and Clarington Avenue,
the abandoned Air Line stretches ahead only to be buried under the parking-lot asphalt
of the Bar-Bri law exam preparation school east of Motor Avenue. A spur went down the
hill to end behind a big warehouse that was demolished in 2004."

http://transittalk.proboards.com/
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 11:56 PM
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Here's the ivy-covered underpass. There's also a similar entrance on the north side of the Santa Monica Freeway. The rails now stop just off the edge of this picture.


Google Maps

This looks like the rail section from the second picture.


Google Maps

Although the rails stop at the parking lot, they begin again to go over this bridge across Motor Avenue, before stopping near the underpass.


Google Maps
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Now why didn't I find this? Duh. I must have looked in the wrong spot. (yeah, that's it...I looked in the wrong spot ) -slaps forehead-
I especially would have liked to have found that second GSV.....that's pretty cool.
Did you go 'back in time' on the Google_Earth timeline to find these view? (for some reason they look older...especially the second one)
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I didn't go "back in time", but it looks like the 45 degree views that I posted are a little out-of-date. The overhead view shows construction work on the Exposition Line well under way. Rails have now been laid through the parking lots, and there's a retaining wall opposite the end of Clarington Avenue. I've inset a close-up of the sign.


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Old Posted Jan 24, 2015, 1:13 AM
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Interesting research HossC on the Cutts Building (previously the Sun).

I couldn't help but notice the reflection in the window above Zinke's Shoe Repair Shop.
As most of you probably know, it's the baroque dome atop the 1920 Pantages Theater Building. (later Warner Bros. downtown)
Today it's known as the Jewelry Theater Building.

originally posted by Martin Turnbull



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and aerial / courtesy of Bing Maps.



Just a small portion of the Cutts/Sun Building is visible at bottom right (katty-korner from the old Pantages & it's dome)

If interested, you can read more about the history of the Jewelry Theater Building.
http://jewelrytheatrebuilding.blogspot.com/

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...on the north side of the Sherman Apartments on S. Alexandria, I think it says "Fireproof Rated" in a really weird font. It seems something has been painted over this, or vice versa.
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-Good eye Lorendoc. The only letters I could make out were R A T.


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After I posted these pictures the other day, Flyingwedge PMed me with some follow-up infomation from the 1914 CD. It clearly shows two people called Foote living on Elysian (and Eylsian [sic]) Drive. There were no entries for "Hoote".
NB. I've trimmed the original image that was sent to me, and adjusted the contrast for clarity.


Fold3.com, courtesy of Flyingwedge.

After seeing the name "Elysian Drive" again, I began to wonder if the original caption had been correct. Luckily, the area in question appears on the Baist maps, and in 1914 the street was indeed called Elysian Drive. By 1921, it had changed to Elyria Drive - the name which is still in use today.


www.historicmapworks.com/www.historicmapworks.com

Thanks Hoss for checking the correct name and address for Mr. Foote.

That Doug guy is really wiping the egg off his face now. As usual, all the world can see that he's made another of his infamous and erroneous statements. When will he ever learn....
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-Good eye Lorendoc. The only letters I could make out were R A T.


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There's really no such thing as a fireproof rat. Is there???


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Thanks Hoss for checking the correct name and address for Mr. Foote.

That Doug guy is really wiping the egg off his face now. As usual, all the world can see that he's made another of his infamous and erroneous statements. When will he ever learn....
OOPS! LOL
Had to edit.
I didn't notice who posted that. I ran to your defense Doug.
Let it be known that the joke's on me.
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OOPS! LOL
Had to edit.
I didn't notice who posted that. I ran to your defense Doug.
Let it be known that the joke's on me.
LOL...you're a good sport Fhammon....all in fun.
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Trailer park, Southern California.


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I'm not sure how close in proximity this trailer park is too Los Angeles, but I thought it interesting enough to post.

-that's sure a fancy car...in this rural setting you'd expect at least some dust on it. -perhaps they washed it once they arrived(they should have taken a hose to their trailer as well.
I just noticed...there's a nice looking blue convertible as well.
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Biltmore Hotel compact. (1920s? 1930s?)


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So what would all these different compartment be used for....cigarettes? money? business cards?
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