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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 3:27 PM
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 5:27 PM
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you can checkout anytime you like
but you can never leave
Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 8:00 PM
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We saw Julius Shulman pictures of Ralph Flewelling's Warren Lane School a few days ago. I assume there can't be too many architects with that name. This is "Job 4274: Flewelling and Moody, California Institute of Technology, Millikan Library (Pasadena, Calif.), 1967". As has become usual with these larger photosets, I've picked a selection of pictures.



An arty shot showing the lower floors.



The surrounding campus, complete with water feature.



The reception area and elevators.



One of the upper floors.



I've saved this shot until last. It shows the inside of the octagonal extension near the fountain.



All from Getty Research Institute

The library is still standing, and looks unchanged. Just out-of-shot at the top is the recently seen Beckman Auditorium.


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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 10:09 PM
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almost finished

http://archives.caltech.edu/photogal...n-library.html


"The east and west elevations will be faced with South African black granite fabricated in Carrara, Italy."



Beginning of construction.


http://archives.caltech.edu/photogal...n-library.html
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 10:18 PM
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Here's one more Hoss.

The Throop Memorial Garden in front of the newly built Millikan Memorial Library.


http://archives.caltech.edu/photogal...n-library.html

I much prefer this garden to what's there now. (oops. see below)
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update: 5:28 PM

The Throop garden is still there, I couldn't see it for the trees.


google_walking_view



google_aerial

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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 10:41 PM
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Here are two original slides I found several months ago that I never got around to posting.


#1


I believe that's the Arcade Building hidden behind the bus. (and further down the street is the old Roxie Theater)



#2
ebay

I'm pretty sure the large building on the other side of the freeway is the Mode-O-Day building. (the large 'pylons' along the roof give it away)




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Does anyone know, was 'California Girl' part of Mode-O-Day?
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 11:43 PM
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Many thanks to Odinthor for digging up that 1911 article about the 'Arcade Terrace' entry and steps.

& just as many thanks to Flyingwedge for posting that phenomenal aerial photograph of Arcade Terrace in the earliest days of it's existence.




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1669 Appian Way used to have awnings in 1922.
yep, you're correct CBD


I agree with t2....it does look like low benches in-between the stanchions.



below: You can see where it used to be attached (I think) -It looks too low....but it also looks low in the black & white pic above







There might even be a total of 6 stanchions if you count this one (it's mate is hidden in shadow)


detail of detail
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I believe the original stairs from 1911 are still in place, despite being 106 years old!


Note the stairs in the following pics of a hypothetical building on the vacant lot behind 1669.


https://www.openlistings.com/p/24-ar...onica-ca-90401

They have the same exact shape as the stairs in FW's 1922 aerial photograph.



https://www.openlistings.com/p/24-ar...onica-ca-90401


Today, it's mostly obscured by trees and bushes

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#2
ebay

I'm pretty sure the large building on the other side of the freeway is the Mode-O-Day building. (the large 'pylons' along the roof give it away)

Does anyone know, was 'California Girl' part of Mode-O-Day?
California Girl Inc made women's clothing. Their building at 1800 S Hill Street now looks like this (I included the Mode-O-Day building too).


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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 11:52 PM
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Thanks Hoss!



One more thing relating to Arcadia Terrace, what does "Double Corner Only" mean?


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OK, I'm done

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My home on Randall Court on top of Mount Washington happens to be on the site of this hill top sign. I've been finding porcelain sign sockets for years whenever I dig a hole over 6" deep and the home next to me had a concrete footing next to the driveway until the latest owner removed it for new landscape. Below are 2 images I obtained from the Mount Washington historian about 15 years ago when the street was developed by Phillip Randall in about 1949 when my home was built, I understand it was one of the first on the street. Mr. Randall is wearing the hat.



Amazing photographs Mulwray! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

I really liked your story about digging up remnants of the sign in your backyard.
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Out of curiosity, would it be possible to put a red dot where your house is located?

originally posted by Mulwray

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And before I forget...welcome to the thread Mulwray.

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Thanks Hoss!



One more thing relating to Arcadia Terrace, what does "Double Corner Only" mean?


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That makes two of us. I want to know also. [Is part of the sign missing?]
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One more thing relating to Arcadia Terrace, what does "Double Corner Only" mean?


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I assumed that they meant both levels on that corner were for sale.
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2017, 1:20 AM
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'mystery' location.

August 11, 1967

https://www.flickr.com/photos/metrol...7617320800292/

From the Metro Library and Archive.

"This was a temporary Main St. bus station."

"Called Terminal # 16 opened early in 1967 and lasted a few short years."
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So where on Main street was this temporary bus station located? (the building doesn't look familiar)

and what's that rectangular thingy attached to the bldg with the brackets underneath??

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So where on Main street was this temporary bus station located? (the building doesn't look familiar)

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Between 5th and 6th and from Spring to Main. All built over now. I think your bus is crossing Harlem Place.


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Dunno what the "thingy" is.

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Old Posted Feb 27, 2017, 2:24 AM
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Thanks t2.

I wonder where Harlem Place got it's name.
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Oh wait, I got lost in the alley. The thingy is still there:

gsv

I think it's so one can glance out to see what trucks are in the alley.



This is the back of the Security Bank Bldg at 514 Spring Street (now part of the LA Theater Center)

gsv

"514 S. Spring Street – Built in 1916, the one-story building was designed by John Parkinson in a Greek-Revival style with Ionic columns. In addition to the columns, the building is known for its lobby with a large 50 by 100-foot stained glass ceiling supported by heavy ornamental bronze cornices and marble walls. It been known over the years as the Security Trust & Savings Building, the Security National Bank Building and the President Trading Company"
- wiki



Harlem Place was originally "Center Place", but got nicknamed b/c of jazz clubs (I think). I'm sure we've talked about this before. I'm just a little fuzzy right now.

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I didn't notice until now that the sides are slightly angled.

I think I see a plant or two....could it be a terrarium gone awry?

or a really shitty bay-window.
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I really think it's there to see if the Brinks truck arrived. This was built as a bank and cash transfers were a bit fraught. If you don't believe me just ask Mr Parkinson, he'll know :-)

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Amazing photographs Mulwray! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

I really liked your story about digging up remnants of the sign in your backyard.
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Out of curiosity, would it be possible to put a red dot where your house is located?

originally posted by Mulwray

detail / enlarged

And before I forget...welcome to the thread Mulwray.

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My home is just beyond the upper left corner of the aerial view, but I marked the approximate location at the sign.
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Gentrification?

These 1951 Daily News photographs are captioned: "Tenement House, 713 Casanova, Los Angeles"


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Note the multi-ethnic quality of the residents; poverty didn't discriminate, in this case at least. Is that a water heater on the porch? The fire marshal probably was not much in evidence in that neighborhood.

I doubted that the house was still there today, but I looked anyway. There is a Casanova near Elysian Park and Dodger Stadium, but there is no 700 block. I guessed that it might have been renamed "Academy Road" based on the street alignments, and that turned out to be the case. Here is a Sanborn map (1950):


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The house surprisingly is still there:


bing.com

And is now worth well north of $600K!



So the tenement achieved its 1951 decrepitude in only 25 years; and 66 years later, gentrification.
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