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Old Posted Dec 7, 2013, 8:41 AM
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$20,000 worth of marijuana harvested, burned

Sept. 8, 1948: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Smith drags a load of marijuana from a roadside patch in Rosemead. The plants were later burned.

A story in the next morning’s L.A. Times reported:

Marijuana valued at $20,000 went up in smoke yesterday — but not puff by puff.

An even dozen “trees” of the narcotic weed, some as high as 10 feet, were burned by Lt. Ray Huber and other members of the Sheriff’s narcotic
squad and Federal Agent George R. Davis. Apparently growing wild, the stuff was gathered from two places–beside the fence of a slaughterhouse at Rush St. and Loma Ave., Rosemead, and in an alley behind 6800 Alameda St.

Lt. Huber disclosed that the narcotic squad’s attention was first called to the Rosemead marijuana patch two weeks ago. Since then, he said, there has been a “stake-out” there to nab anyone who attempted to harvest it. When no suspicious characters appeared, it was decided to destroy it under Federal supervision as required by law.

This photo was published in the Sept. 9, 1948, Los Angeles Times.


Now strangely, if you look at the picture real close, everyone seems to be puffing on something.









Hmm...that last guy looks familiar
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Can anybody date this amazing aerial footage of Hollywood?

http://youtu.be/6LqPIsnD4TA
I've posted a few screengrabs from that video over the past weeks (see here and here). I first discovered the video on archive.org - NB. the video on archive.org is higher quality, but mirrored left to right. They list it as "probably late 1940s", and I'd have to agree as it shows the Hotel Drake, which was the Hotel Christie until 1945 (see this LA Times article for more info on the Christie).




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An early mention of Froebel's methods appeared in the Herald on March 10, 1878:




Casa de Rosas, still at Adams and Hoover, near time of opening, 1893:

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More on the Casa de Rosas, from the Times of July 29, 1893:



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Go on man take a hit no ones looking. You have to wonder if the photographer just had a good sense of humor (or what?). I love it. Good one FredH.



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Los Angeles Times

$20,000 worth of marijuana harvested, burned

Sept. 8, 1948: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Smith drags a load of marijuana from a roadside patch in Rosemead. The plants were later burned.

A story in the next morning’s L.A. Times reported:

Marijuana valued at $20,000 went up in smoke yesterday — but not puff by puff.

An even dozen “trees” of the narcotic weed, some as high as 10 feet, were burned by Lt. Ray Huber and other members of the Sheriff’s narcotic
squad and Federal Agent George R. Davis. Apparently growing wild, the stuff was gathered from two places–beside the fence of a slaughterhouse at Rush St. and Loma Ave., Rosemead, and in an alley behind 6800 Alameda St.

Lt. Huber disclosed that the narcotic squad’s attention was first called to the Rosemead marijuana patch two weeks ago. Since then, he said, there has been a “stake-out” there to nab anyone who attempted to harvest it. When no suspicious characters appeared, it was decided to destroy it under Federal supervision as required by law.

This photo was published in the Sept. 9, 1948, Los Angeles Times.


Now strangely, if you look at the picture real close, everyone seems to be puffing on something.









Hmm...that last guy looks familiar
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2013, 5:47 PM
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What's the date?

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Yes, this must be after WW II as it was illegal to take aerial movies like this during the war. If we could see a movie marquee we could nail it to the week.
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Old Posted Dec 8, 2013, 6:50 AM
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long gone hospital

I’m looking for some help with identifying the hospital my older brother was born at in 1937. It was a small place at the corner of Hoover and Santa Monica on the east side of Hollywood. USGS maps show it there at least through 1995 (or at least the building was still there). By a 2003 aerial the lot is bare. The only recollection I have was I think my mother said there was “American” in the name, but don’t bet any amount of money on that vague memory.
Any help with the name and photos would be GREAT….
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I’m looking for some help with identifying the hospital my older brother was born at in 1937. It was a small place at the corner of Hoover and Santa Monica on the east side of Hollywood. USGS maps show it there at least through 1995 (or at least the building was still there). By a 2003 aerial the lot is bare. The only recollection I have was I think my mother said there was “American” in the name, but don’t bet any amount of money on that vague memory.
Any help with the name and photos would be GREAT….
The Pioneer Hospital once stood at 1021 N Hoover. It appears in the City Directories from 1936, 1938 and 1939, but had changed to its name to Park View Hospital by 1942. There is still a listing for the Park View Hospital in the 1987 CD, although Google Earth shows that the lot had been cleared by 1989.


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So far I haven't found any photos of the hospital, although there is a 1957 news story about a pregnant woman being turned away:

Paul V. Coates--Confidential File
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Wikipedia has a page about the Park View Hospitals of America: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospita...ion_of_America It doesn't appear to mention L.A. in the entry, but that might explain why your mother said the name had American in it. Like Hoss, I can't seem to find any photos of it.
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Pioneer Hospital

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The Pioneer Hospital once stood at 1021 N Hoover. It appears in the City Directories from 1936, 1938 and 1939, but had changed to its name to Park View Hospital by 1942. There is still a listing for the Park View Hospital in the 1987 CD, although Google Earth shows that the lot had been cleared by 1989.


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So far I haven't found any photos of the hospital, although there is a 1957 news story about a pregnant woman being turned away:

Paul V. Coates--Confidential File

To tell the truth, I’m not sure if my mother ever told me “America” was part of the hospital name. Haha, perhaps that is something that my mind just dreamed up…After all she’s been gone for over 20 years. But the name Pioneer does ring a bell.
The irony is – from 1953 through 1956 while I attended what was then Thomas Star King Jr. High I would sometime walk down to the corner of Hoover and Santa Monica to catch the bus home. Waiting at the bus stop right in front of that little hospital. And yet as near as I can remember I had no idea that’s where my brother was born. The sad part of the irony is he died at the age of 19, in late 1956. I think it must have been many years later when mom mentioned he was born there and I connected the dots.
So many thanks to HossC and Moxie for your time. I’m writing a family history and this detail just came to mind.
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The Pioneer/Park View hospital remains a mystery, but I stumbled upon this medical facility, somehow, it seems, previously unseen here.


The LAPL caption: "An aerial view of the Osteopathic Sanitarium Hospital, located at 235 N. Hoover Street. The photograph shows a long, 5-story brick building with numerous windows throughout, a large rooftop patio, and lush gardens in front. On its left, the sloping hill has building debris scattered about, and the right and rear show numerous homes and streets. The hospital is now known as Temple Community Hospital."


Still there:

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I wonder if the Osteopathic College was located in the same building as the Osteopathic Hospital? (shown above in GW's post)

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I just found this on an old cd of mine. (no address given) Is this a second Osteopathic College located in L.A.?

I couldn't locate page 87 that's mentioned below the illustration.
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I've noticed in old directories from 1893 and 1915 several individuals listed as President or other organizational functionaries of a College of Osteopathic Physicians; could that be a professional society rather than a teaching college? That might account for it.


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I just found this on an old cd of mine. (no address given) Is this a second Osteopathic College located in L.A.?

I couldn't locate page 87 that's mentioned below the illustration.
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I just found this on an old cd of mine. (no address given) Is this a second Osteopathic College located in L.A.?

I couldn't locate page 87 that's mentioned below the illustration.
In the 1909 CD it looks like the Pacific College of Osteopathy was on Mission Road, while the Hospital was nearby on S Workman. There was also the Los Angeles College of Osteopathy at 318 Clay.


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The college isn't labeled on the 1910 Baist map, but it is shown at the corner of Mission and Daly on the 1914 and 1921 maps. Daly Street has now been realigned to meet Marengo, and the college site is now under the Golden State Freeway.


www.historicmapworks.com

The 1915 CD states that both college listed in the 1909 CD have merged with the College of Osteopthic Physicians and Surgeons at 321 S Hill.


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The Osteopathic Sanitarium Hospital posted earlier by GW gets a special mention on the introduction page of the 1932 CD.


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1932 - The Palms Auto Tourist Camp - Los Angeles

Location unk. (Good place to go if you suffer from "noise nerves"?)

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...EXXJ38P6PR.jpg

Celotex? (It's still around.)

1939
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg



If you can't find the place, or they're full up, try the Sea Breeze, on the coast, Lincoln Heights or Sliverlake (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1486 ) ?


1935
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KxOpvablo9...ic+Library.jpg




1931 (From Lincoln Heights Blog: http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/bitsnpieces/
http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/bitsnpieces/camp1A.JPG
http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/bits.../Lockwood1.JPGhttp://www.lincolnheightsla.com/bits.../Lockwood2.JPGhttp://www.lincolnheightsla.com/bits...ckwood2web.jpg

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A subject hardly ever mentioned, visiting the palms.


Address and dates unknown
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...7VGGBIG1DJ.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JUA6BXQTEH.jpg


Address and date unknown.
Mission San Fernando. Date 1880s (?)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JP6LK6MNS8.jpg

Palm Parade. 1890
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...S9DKYFKCH4.jpg


Parade Rest 1890 unknown address
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...E29J5R6K2J.jpg


Palm Tree on Date Street (Near Terminal Annex location)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JSMCGAGR2H.jpg

Lyon Street Palm
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...H8F7ED6EFV.jpg


Arcade Depot, circa 1905 (Do those red dots need water?)



http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cd...chgface/id/721



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Looking for Zanjas in all the wrong places . . .

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=14596


1904 - Somewhere on Figueroa Street
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YIUH11AEJ1.jpg




Guessing Pampas this big had a decent source of agua. Zanja?

Figueroa Vicinity (Source indicates 1890 for this photo, '95 for the companion below.)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...I39XC47A3Q.jpg




1895 Figueroa vicinity
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MPNGV2GDRQ.jpg

1893 - Stimson Home
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...R3VF1TQXXA.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XVNBUJK9QG.jpg



1897 - Idyllic Adams Street from Figueroa (Though we know Zanja feeds nearby Figueroa, not sure I see Zanja evidence here.)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...T12EJDMGK8.jpg


Reposts from http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=14596

Figueroa near 23rd Street
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013922.jpg

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013925.jpg


Figueroa near Washington/Pico
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013939.jpg







Can't get enough of that Zanja stuff.



http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15526...images/020.jpg


Clearly - the Stimson house
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15526...ages/023-2.jpg


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1843

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics24/00061796.jpg
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Without giving it much thought, I assumed the auto courts were all privately owned.

Here is a municipal auto court in Elysian Park, circa 1930.

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