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Old Posted Aug 20, 2019, 8:51 PM
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Does anyone know what this mystery thingy is at Griffith Observatory, c.1983 Slide.

I am surprised by its prominent location.


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It's obviously some kind of transmitter, right?

Do you think that old pedestal is a hold over from WWII



Free night out at the Cocoanut Grove for any noirisher who can find a second photo with this mystery thing. (I tried) I FAILED

Sent this to a friend who has worked at the Griffith Observatory for a long time. Thought he might know but he said while it was familiar, he'd have to pass it along to someone 'up the line'. He finally got back to me...

"Hey Michael,

So, I spoke with A****** C*** today, and he said that antenna device was a satellite receiver, from a weather satellite that broad-casted live news from several news sources. He said it was placed on the lawn, around 1970 or so, and there was a receiver in the Hall of the Eye, where it would print out weather updates. Later on, the antenna was replaced with a satellite dish, and they were receiving news from CBS and NASA.

He mentioned that it was dissembled and removed in the late 70s. So, it was a fairly brief exhibit. He did mention that it was a donation from one of the sons of Griffith so, that's pretty interesting.

Hope that helps.

R."

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Old Posted Aug 20, 2019, 8:52 PM
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A mystery in the West Adams district.


"Los Angeles CA RPPC Photo Postcard Boy in Car Driver's Seat at 2170 W. 25th St.*


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If the car is any indicator..the family appears to have been rather well off.



The address is on the REVERSE


GW, I thought you might know what family lived at 2170 W. 25th St.

*2170 W. 25th St. is a block north of W. Adams..near the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.



2170 W 25th Street was moved to 1857 Redondo Blvd in 1930. As I describe in my history of 2205 W Adams--the house that ate up the block and became the Clark Library--William Andrews Clark Jr. (who built his lover a house nearby, by the way, and gave him a Rolls-Royce) reconfiguered the propety in a big way: https://adamsboulevardlosangeles.blo...ease-also.html
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 1:17 AM
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There was a Love's BBQ on West Pico between Roxbury and Beverwil, near where I grew up.

They had the best BBQ beans and Texas-style beef ribs!

It opened around 1971-72 and lasted until the late 1990's.
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A mystery in the West Adams district.


"Los Angeles CA RPPC Photo Postcard Boy in Car Driver's Seat at 2170 W. 25th St.*


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If the car is any indicator..the family appears to have been rather well off.



The address is on the REVERSE


GW, I thought you might know what family lived at 2170 W. 25th St.

*2170 W. 25th St. is a block north of W. Adams..near the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.


In this area.


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Let's take a closer look.



Does anyone recognize what kind of car this is?

It's a British car...or the photograph is flipped. (the steering wheel is on the wrong side for an American car)


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The car is a circa 1912 Packard touring. Packard switched to left hand drive in 1913.

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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 4:01 AM
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The car is a circa 1912 Packard touring. Packard switched to left hand drive in 1913.

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I think you may be right, but to be honest in comparing photos on the web I'm hard pressed to tell the difference between the Packard and the Olds.

Cheers,

Earl

Edit: Looks like the Olds had 12 spoke wheels front and rear and the Packard 10 on the front and 12 on the rear, as does the original picture. So the balance of the evidence says Packard.

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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 7:20 AM
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A mysterious rppc.

"Los Angeles, California, RPPC, Lo Mauro Pirate Restaurant, Artist Painting."...Undevided Back Pre-1909.


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Whoever heard of a 'Pirate Show-Boat'? ......Who is Lo Mauro?.....215 S. Spring St. L.A C.........Is L.A.C. the Los Angeles Athletic Club?....

Was 215 S. Spring St. the address of the L.A.C. before it moved to 431 W. Seventh St. in 1912?

$39.99 at eBay

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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 10:16 AM
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A mysterious rppc.


Was 215 S. Spring St. the address of the L.A.C. before it moved to 431 W. Seventh St. in 1912?


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Nope, but close. The LAAC was in the Stowell Building at 226 Spring, across the street from 215.
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 9:07 PM
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LA/CA Mystery Pin

Got this in a box lot, anybody recognize what it refers to?



Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 10:57 PM
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Nope, but close. The LAAC was in the Stowell Building at 226 Spring, across the street from 215.
That is close, Bill....This is a long shot...but perhaps the athletic club had a space across the street for special events.
(in this case, the 'Lo Maur Pirate Show-Boat')

For the life of me I can't picture what the Stowell Building at 215 Spring St. looked like.



A Question:

Was the Stowell Hotel at 416 Spring connected in any way with the Stowell Building at 215 Spring?


seen many times on NLA

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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 11:37 PM
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That is close, Bill....This is a long shot...perhaps the athletic club had a space across the street for special events.
(in this case, the 'lo maur pirate show-boat' American and Italian dinners)





ALSO TOO...I can't picture what the Stowell Building at 215 Spring St. looked like.


The Stowell building I do remember is the Hotel Stowell at 416 Spring St. .... Were both buildings owned by the same family?


seen many times on NLA
Here's the Stowell Block at 226 S. Spring, the 1921 Baists calls it the Germain Building.

via pocketsights.com/tours/place/The-Stowell-Block-7215#lg=1&slide=0
215 S. Spring doesn't have a label in the Baists map, but it's in between the Hollenbeck Hotel on the corner and the Brode Building at 217. The Stowell Hotel is still at 416 Spring and has been re-purposed as apartments or condos. The Stowell Block was torn down in the early 1940's for of course a parking lot.
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This photograph of one of the most, if not thee most, famous 'Victorian' mansions in Los Angeles (in this case, Bunker Hill) just popped up on eBay




...................................................................................."MRS. E.B.CROCKER'S HOME-LOS ANGELES CAL. CABINET CARD"

Current Bid...$65.00

If you look closely there might be two women hugging each other up on the fourth(?) floor in the darkened dormer.

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Old Posted Aug 22, 2019, 12:13 AM
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Speaking of CROCKER. . .


Here is the northeast view from the top of Crocker Bank in 1971.


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I spy the Clampett's Cabin.



This was before it was moved to their backyard in Beverly Hills.

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I spy the Clampett's Cabin.

This was before it was moved to their backyard in Beverly Hills.

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I believe that's the "Hills of Beverly".

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This photograph of one of the most, if not thee most, famous 'Victorian' mansions in Los Angeles (in this case, Bunker Hill) just popped up on eBay




...................................................................................."MRS. E.B.CROCKER'S HOME-LOS ANGELES CAL. CABINET CARD"

Current Bid...$65.00

If you look closely there might be two women hugging each other up on the fourth(?) floor in the darkened dormer.

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Think thats the shadow cast by the woodwork in the gable, does look like 2 people though
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A mysterious rppc.

"Los Angeles, California, RPPC, Lo Mauro Pirate Restaurant, Artist Painting."...Undevided Back Pre-1909.


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Whoever heard of a 'Pirate Show-Boat'? ......Who is Lo Mauro?.....215 S. Spring St. L.A C.........Is L.A.C. the Los Angeles Athletic Club?....

Was 215 S. Spring St. the address of the L.A.C. before it moved to 431 W. Seventh St. in 1912?
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215 S. Spring doesn't have a label in the Baists map, but it's in between the Hollenbeck Hotel on the corner and the Brode Building at 217.
Here's 215 S Spring Street in the center of this detail, with the corner of the Hollenbeck Hotel at the right (the Hollenbeck is the subject of the full image - link below). The sign is for the Hoffman Cafe, which was run by Meyer L Polaski from the late-1890s to the early-1900s. The address was also home to a saloon, a billiard hall and a ticket broker around this time.

Exterior view of the Hollenbeck Hotel at the intersection of Second Street and Spring Street, Los Angeles, ca.1905


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Who is Lo Mauro?

With the various names connected with a restaurant/cafe at 215 S. Spring St. the name Lo Mauro pops up just once ... but somewhat later in 1937.



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Despite the seeming vintage pre-1909 undivided back postcard, a suspicion the picture is from a later period.

The guy painting the mural just doesn't have an early 1900's look to me.

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I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it but I agree. It just seems like people didn't clown around for the camera like that around the turn of the century. Things must have been much more serious back then.
This may be the second time in a couple of weeks that the undivided postcard back was misleading as to the date. It seems some postcard manufacturers were very rebellious about the divider line well after the time the edict was handed down from the postal service.

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I agree, but there is a hint that the postcard is pre-1912.

If L.A.C. does, in fact, stand for the Los Angeles Athletic Club. (which was located across the street from 215 Spring until 1912)
In 1912, the athletic club moved into its new headquarters at 431 W. 7th St.

But perhaps L.A.C. stands for something other than the Los Angeles Athletic Club (the initials used for the club is usually L.A.A.C.)



As a reminder...here is the postcard, again.



ASKING $39.99 on eBay

The guy kneeling looks somewhat familiar. Maybe he was in the movies.

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Old Posted Aug 22, 2019, 6:26 PM
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I think L.A.C. more likely stands for Los Angeles, California. I believe we've previously seen that on vintage items here.
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I agree, but there is a hint that the postcard is pre-1912.

If L.A.C. does, in fact, stand for the Los Angeles Athletic Club. (which was located across the street from 215 Spring until 1912)
In 1912, the athletic club moved into its new headquarters at 431 W. 7th St.

But perhaps L.A.C. stands for something other than the Los Angeles Athletic Club (the initials used for the club is usually L.A.A.C.)



As a reminder...here is the postcard, again.



ASKING $39.99 on eBay

The guy kneeling looks somewhat familiar. Maybe he was in the movies.

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e_r: It's 1935. From the Los Angeles Times of November 15, 1935:

"PIRATE SHIP TO OPEN

The opening of Frank Lomauro's Pirate Show Boat Cafe at 215 South Spring street is scheduled for next Thursday night. The cafe will be used for original productions of unit floor shows. The interior of the cafe is symbolic of a pirate ship."
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