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Old Posted Apr 24, 2014, 11:05 PM
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So we make it back to Pasadena and I want to see Christmas Tree Lane...we try to follow the signs but its sorta hard in the daylight to find it. we get to the end of a street and find this huge fancy gate, I wish i knew weather we were in Altadena or Pasadena so i could pin point the former mansion.

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from what we gathered,at one time it was a mansion,now its a park...anyways it was getting late and low and behold a few blocks away was Christmas Tree Lane....
That was a great day..maybe you can add more info on the trucks wig-wag and i know someone knows more about the mansion...and last but not least this is the Picfair!
That would be the entrance to the Cobb Estate (ruins) built in 1918 by lumber magnate Charles H. Cobb. http://thenativelatourist.com/2011/0...s-cobb-estate/ This is also the entrance to the trailhead to Echo Mountain and the Mount Lowe Railway. I've hiked this area a few times; lots of history. It is located at the end of Lake Avenue in Altadena.

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Old Posted Apr 24, 2014, 11:17 PM
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transit slide 1956.

pan right to see the green pickup truck...it's very cool.--------> Was it owned by the railway?

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ER, this photo was taken at the former Los Angeles Railway 12th and Georgia Street carbarn sometime after the acquisition of LARY by National City lines in 1947. National City Lines renamed the former LARY, Los Angeles Transit Lines and the PCC type streetcars in picture carry the NCL/LATL logo and corporate paint scheme. The truck looks to be a 1949 Chevy but it is not carrying the LATL logo and the resolution of the photo is not quite high enough to make out the lettering on the cab.
Here's what the Herald Express trucks looked like in 1960. The picture shows a couple of their circulation drivers receiving safety awards.


LAPL

Pictures of the Herald Express building on Georgia Street seem a bit thin on the ground. This one is dated January 8, 1947. The caption reads, "Firemen are shown pouring streams of water onto the broken gas main in a desperate effort to prevent the escaping gas from exploding."


LAPL

And this one shows the same incident looking south towards Pico. The streetcar barn is off to the right.


LAPL

Speaking of the streetcar barn, the caption for this 1946 picture describes it as "nearly empty (before the strike)". LAPL also has a follow-up "Today" picture showing the barn nearly full, but it's covered in lines and arrows for cropping the photo.


LAPL

I came close to this area when I identified the Dorothy Apartments in post #20619. Here's another close-up from the same aerial view I used in that post. It looks like the streetcar barn has had its tracks replaced with tarmac and is being used as a parking lot for buses.


Detail of picture at USC Digital Library

To show how the area has changed, this aerial is from 1948.


Historic Aerials

The Convention Center now sits squarely on the old streetcar barn. I've kept the original street locations on this 2004 aerial.


Historic Aerials
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2014, 11:39 PM
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House ID

Have we seen this house here before? I might be thinking of another house. But can anyone ID this one? Seems to be the hills-- Hollywood? Los Feliz? Another one in Altadena/Pasadena? These are screenshots from "Standing Pat"--made in 1928 with three actors called "A Ton of Fun": Hilliard Karr, Frank Alexander and "Kewpie" Ross.




It's just north of Los Feliz Boulevard on the corner of Glendower and Cromwell Avenues.


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The screengrab below is from the CHiPs episode 'Name Your Price' (S01E11). It was also used in a later episode called 'Flare Up' (S05E20).


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Old Posted Apr 25, 2014, 12:10 AM
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Damn you're good HossC. really really really good.


looking west from Bagley Avenue. (the Santa Monica Freeway is up the hill at right)

Terry Guy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews



the same view today

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Does anyone know what's planned for this strip of land? and who owns it?
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2014, 12:27 AM
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arf! arf! is this an early version of a dog whisperer?


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11927 Montana Avenue

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The dogs are long gone, but the charming little building survives.
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It's just north of Los Feliz Boulevard on the corner of Glendower and Cromwell Avenues.


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The screengrab below is from the CHiPs episode 'Name Your Price' (S01E11). It was also used in a later episode called 'Flare Up' (S05E20).


Rosner TV/MGM TV

Fantastic, HossC--thank you so much.

Here's a little histor:



From the Los Feliz Imporvement Association:http://lfia.org/
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2014, 12:46 AM
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That would be the entrance to the Cobb Estate (ruins) built in 1918 by lumber magnate Charles H. Cobb. http://thenativelatourist.com/2011/0...s-cobb-estate/ This is also the entrance to the trailhead to Echo Mountain and the Mount Lowe Railway. I've hiked this area a few times; lots of history. It is located at the end of Lake Avenue in Altadena.

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Thanks Andys I didnt even know the Mt Lowe entrance was that close.
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Damn you're good HossC. really really really good.


looking west from Bagley Avenue. (the Santa Monica Freeway is up the hill at right)

Terry Guy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews



the same view today

GSV

Does anyone know what's planned for this strip of land? and who owns it?
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The MTA (Metro) is extending the Expo Line from Downtown Culver City to Santa Monica. Here is the link.

http://www.metro.net/projects/expo-santa-monica/

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After seeing e_r's earlier post with pictures of the Los Angeles City Market in 1910, I had a look for pictures of 9th and San Pedro. What I found was the 9th and San Pedro Branch of the Pacific Southwest Bank in 1924.


USC Digital Library

I'm guessing that this picture shows the bank's staff (the description doesn't say).


USC Digital Library

Here's the interior.


USC Digital Library

We have another survivor. I wonder if that description applies to the interior.


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[QUOTE=HossC;6552549]It's just north of Los Feliz Boulevard on the corner of Glendower and Cromwell Avenues.

Nice work on both locations and subjects, HossC!

Cheers,
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An old Playa del Rey home

Blogger Cal Porter grew up in Surfridge in a house at Rindge and Epinard that has been lost to LAX. He posted this photo on his blog:


Cal Porter's Then and Now -- http://www.localbeachhotels.com/defa...r1=View&var2=1

Since Rindge runs near the top of the dunes parallel to and east of Vista Del Mar, I figured "below us on Vista Del Mar" meant at or near VDM and Epinard.
I never saw the Dr. Boyce house in another photo, so I guessed that it had been replaced before all the houses in that area were taken out.

Then I saw this c. 1924 photo of Playa del Rey beach. The house above the dark tent I recognized as the still-standing ex-Fritz Burns house at 200 Waterview.
But the house to its left also looked familiar, like it might be the Dr. Boyce house (look at the guy peeking out of the black tent!):

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/2997/rec/16

Then I did a bit of triangulating and figured that the house to the left of the Burns house in the c. 1924 photo is at 7324 Vista Del Mar Lane (originally
just Vista Del Mar); below, it and 200 Waterview are marked with crude arrows. (Rindge is above Vista Del Mar Lane; Epinard was several blocks south):

Bing

A balcony and patio have been enclosed, and the two narrow garage doors have become one wider door, but 7324 Vista Del Mar Lane is the old Dr. Boyce
house. The LA County Assessor indicates the house was originally built in 1925 (and has not changed hands since 1978):

GSV

P.S. Great work HossC and GW on your recent house IDs!
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The caption on this photograph was Wallace Beery at his Silver Lake retreat.


http://acertaincinema.com/

Is this Silver Lake in Los Angeles proper, or another Silver Lake up in the mountains somewhere?
He looks like he could be a hundred miles from downtown.
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Graybeard's post which seems on target. The coveralls worn by the photo's subject are reminiscent of a flying suit. Same with possible headgear and goggles. Garb could also be for warm-weather skiing, but Wallace was known for taking to the sky in his own planes.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qB_dIrLWN4...he2mgvaq6g.jpg

http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/gcatg/i...lace_beery.jpg


Wonder if photo wasn't part of a publicity campaign? Good workout when the boat is tethered.
Other idyllic shots:

http://acertaincinema.com/wp-content...ry-retreat.jpg

http://acertaincinema.com/wp-content...ke-cottage.jpg

More on Wallace's homes here:http://stevesomething.wordpress.com/...rs-the-beerys/




Wallace, had an older look-alike brother, Noah. Noah apparently had a "trout club" somewhere north of LA toward Saugus. See "A-4" on map. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=9512

Wallace Berry
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qB_dIrLWN4...llacebeery.jpg

Noah Berry
http://www.silentsaregolden.com/photos/noahbeery.jpg

And of course, how can one mention Noah, without mentioning Noah Jr?
http://www.bellazon.com/main/uploads...1287940220.jpg

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Bet there were innumerable lakes dubbed "Silver."

Amador County
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...ANMK86JUL5.jpg

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Nice find GW (4032 Wilshire)


Another "amazing" discovery? After a harrowing civil defense demonstration - try Maxwell House. The dangers of acid reflux? Ties and protective eye wear optional.

March 12, 1953






http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/54596/rec/6

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Silver Lake

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He lived on an island on Silver Lake near Yosemite National Park.
This is Silver Lake in the Sierra's June Lake loop, Silver lake has an island aptly named Wallace Berry Island. (Location of the the respective photo showing Wallace Berry)

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I didn't know Wallace Beery was a pilot, and I didn't know there was a Wallace Beery Island. -interesting

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originally posted by Tourmaline

March 12, 1953

I couldn't help but notice the old Hotel Northern in the background.


http://www.onbunkerhill.org/

The hotel opened on Jan. 13, 1913 at 420 W. 2nd Street. (at Clay Street)
It featured 10 floors, 200 rooms with baths.

Using this as a reference:

http://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal8.html

Where was the civil defense man demonstrating his extinguisher in Tourmaline's 1953 photo?

Here perhaps?

http://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal8.html
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This was an excellent discovery flyingwedge! Good job.



originally posted by Flyingwedge


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originally posted by Tourmaline

March 12, 1953

Where was the civil defense man demonstrating his extinguisher in Tourmaline's 1953 photo?
He was next to the Fashion League Building (formerly the Union League Building). The picture below is dated 12/20/56. The Huntington Digital Library also has several pictures showing its demolition in early '57.


Huntington Digital Library

This picture is dated 6/25/69. The sad description just says "The Northern Hotel now vacant and ready for wreckers."


Huntington Digital Library
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Oh my, what a couple of great color photos HossC. I especially like the last one...it's so melancholy.
Thanks for figuring out the location.



This is very intriguing.

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reverse


So the building they're loading the scrips from would be a printing company. (I'm a little confused)
Anyone recognize the writing above the door? -also, notice the missing bricks..what gives?



I wasn't able to find a 1933 Los Angeles Clearing House Certificate, but here's one from 1907.


http://auction.archivesinternational...Note_i16209324

So how does a Clearing House Certificate work? Why use this instead of money...what's gained from doing so?

...sooo many questions.
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The NBC Studios on Sunset & Vine, as well as the Sunset & Vine area, has been featured in many posts on NLA.



I know this photo of the lobby mural has been posted before:

LAPL

I have also mentioned before that I’ve been looking for a color photo of the mural and, so far, no luck. It was painted by Ed Trumbull, while in his fifties, and it appears he painted many other murals in public buildings in San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia, among others, including the mural on the ceiling of the iconic Chrysler Building in New York City. (It was painted on canvas and cemented to the ceiling!) There’s also many photos of the murals, in color, too. That’s probably due to the fact that they are all still around. But, in my opinion, in the twenty-five year existence of the NBC Building, someone must have taken a photograph of this mural in color!

It dawned on me the other day that I have seen very few photos of this mural at all besides the one above. There’s more photos of Elizabeth Short, even one posted by E_R in front of this building! (Perhaps tourists or visitors were not allowed to take photos in the lobby?) I also have not discovered much at all written about this mural. (Does it have a name/title?) His other murals all have names and I haven’t even come across that bit of information about this one. I’ve even begun to wonder if the mural was painted in color at all, which might be why no one thought of taking a color photo of it. Perhaps?

Does anyone have any ideas where I could research this further, as I seem to run into a lot of brick walls while doing so. I admit feeling like I must be doing something wrong to keep being thwarted in this endeavor. Maybe NBC feels guilty for having destroyed this beautiful building and it’s lobby mural and has tried erasing it’s legacy, heh!

Although I looked up many many posts on NLA, I don’t pretend that the following photos of the building have not been posted here before. They’re all a little different than the head-on or corner views, so I thought I’d post them.

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Herman Schultheis, a frequently cited photographer here...
BifRayRock posted a photo of Herman Schultheis, himself, with his favorite beverage! He seems to have had a rather playful personality. I found one of him by his car in front of the NBC building and judging by his jacket he had a colorful wardrobe as well!

LAPL
Vine Street view c. 1939

I’m guessing his jacket was orange hot pink stripes, perhaps?

And another showing more of NBC:
LAPL


Alan Mays

Here’s a photo from Nick Faitos who says:
Frances, my grandmother (L), and her friend Sarah are posing in the front of Radio City. Nattily dressed and carefully coiffed, the two of them have just attended a live broadcast of Tom Breneman's "Breakfast in Hollywood" program across Vine, and have come over to see about tickets to "This Is Your Life."
Nick Faitos/Flickr

Here’s the building looking west from Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue (c. 1942):

LAPL

Here’s a photo at the corner edge of NBC looking northwest up Vine Street. The shops in the center across the street from left to right include: part of the Tropics restaurant, the Globe Investment Company (1529 Vine Street), the Health Spot Shoe Shop (1531 Vine Street), the Travelknit Shop (1533 Vine Street), Ambassador Florists Inc. (1535 Vine Street) and the Hollywood Recreation Center Bowling Alley (1539 Vine Street). (c.1939):

LAPL

Here’s a look down the rest of Vine to Sunset, starting from the “parking sign” in the photo above. You can see the full “Tropics” on Vine across the street:
LAPL

Some other angular views around the NBC Building, all LAPL:







Looking west toward Columbia Square:



Here are two photos of World War 2 servicemen sitting on the curved section of the NBC entrance at Sunset & Vine:


http://davelandblog.blogspot.com/201...d-canteen.html

This soldier might be looking at an admission ticket to one of the shows:


http://davelandblog.blogspot.com/201...d-canteen.html

And…this is listed as a 1950’s Atkin’s Travel Slide:
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PREVIOUS NBC Building/Sunset and Vine posts - I believe none of the NBC photos I posted are included in these posts, except the lobby mural:

From ER - a noirish nighttime view / postcard-day
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=228

gsjansen – the lobby model, construction, mural, assorted views, destruction:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1498

ER: contains outside side shots/inside lobby photo (some missing):
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1500
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1501

gsjansen – contains demolition
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4118

gsjansen – contains color shots of Hollywood including NBC:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4302

HandsomeStranger - contains color slides
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4398

BifRayRoc - contains construction / soundstage/ aerial south side/ postcard/ demolition:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9607

ER – contains E. Short at NBC
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16163

HossC – contains color aerial of Cinerama Dome construction with NBC Building in view:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17644

HossC – contains north side aerial
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17930
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The NBC Studios on Sunset & Vine, as well as the Sunset & Vine area, has been featured in many posts on NLA.
I know this photo of the lobby mural has been posted before:

LAPL

I have also mentioned before that I’ve been looking for a color photo of the mural and, so far, no luck. It was painted by Ed Trumbull, while in his fifties, and it appears he painted many other murals in public buildings in San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia, among others, including the mural on the ceiling of the iconic Chrysler Building in New York City. (It was painted on canvas and cemented to the ceiling!) There’s also many photos of the murals, in color, too. That’s probably due to the fact that they are all still around. But, in my opinion, in the twenty-five year existence of the NBC Building, someone must have taken a photograph of this mural in color!

Edward Trumbull, American artist (1884 - 1968)

Edward Trumbull was born in Michigan and raised in Connecticut. He attended the Art Students’ League of New York and studied in London under the noted muralist, Frank Brangwyn. Trumbull’s style as a muralist was traditional, and he was best known for his ease of bright and varied colors. A long time resident of Pittsburgh, Trumbull painted panels for the Heinz Administration Building in Pittsburgh and used “The Three Rivers” that converge at the city as the theme for the ceiling of the lobby of the Chrysler Building in New York. Two of his murals, located in the South Office building of the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, are smaller versions of the murals he painted for buildings in Pittsburgh.


Ed Trumbull on the left....1911. [Frank Brangwyn, artist, on the right.]

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