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Old Posted May 23, 2011, 1:19 AM
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Beautiful fragments of the past in downtown L.A.



Jericl Cat



Jericl Cat



Jennifer Jaimes



Jericl Cat



Jericl Cat



Robby Cress




Jericl Cat


Here is a link to Jericl Cat.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79761301@N00/2092406462/

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Old Posted May 23, 2011, 1:31 AM
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Great DTLA sidewalk shots, ethereal! I used to not be a fan of terrazzo until some years ago, when it seemed to have made a comeback. Now I look at terrazzo floors in old buildings and some of them look pretty cool.



Some then and nows:

Wilshire Professional Building, 1929

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Another view from 1929

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Same building, from Google Street View



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I would like this building if the ground floor weren't so horribly destroyed. Screw Mr. Pizza!
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Old Posted May 23, 2011, 1:57 AM
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Oh my....that is tragic what has happened to the ground floor.
Just look at photograph #2....it shows a sophisticated retail area with elaborate art deco lattice-work.

I'm hoping the original facade is somehow/somewhat still intact under all that awfullness.
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Another cabinet card on eBay.


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Shows the Hollenbeck Hotel with Coulter's occupying the retail space on the ground floor. Can be dated pretty precisely as 1888, because the Bryson-Bonebrake block at right is in the earliest stages of its construction.

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it was a warm june day 1938. with no scratch in my pockets, i decided to knock off the easy pickings arrow drug at 4th and hill. made my get-a-way up 4th. my plan was to high-tail it like quick up olive and duck into my rear flat in the ems...............

i turned the corner onto olive,


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this was not my day.......................................
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a beautiful tile mosaic mural in the lobby of the Parker Center Police Headquarters building 1955


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and what was on the back side of the mural?


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very cool.................................
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Another cabinet card on eBay.


photoantique on eBay


Shows the Hollenbeck Hotel with Coulters occupying the retail space on the ground floor. Can be dated pretty precisely as 1888, because the Bryson-Bonebrake block at right is in the earliest stages of its construction.

-Scott
I saw this amazing photograph on ebay as well. Thanks for the description Scott.....I wasn't entirely sure what I was looking at.
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We're standing on Spring here looking up Second Street. Farther up, there's the First Presbyterian Church at the SE corner with Broadway. And I just noticed - the trolleys appear to be cable cars...

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Just curious...

Which of these structures was/were replaced by the Law Building?

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in this 1953 photograph looking west from city hall, the building, directly to the south of the law building exists in both photographs.


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without seeing sanborn maps, i don't know for sure if the law building took one or two lots.

in 1959, the law building and it's short neighbor to the north hang on, (can't say as much for the hill)


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1963? still hanging on..........................................


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1974?.....................(not so much)


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in this 1953 photograph looking west from city hall, the building, directly to the south of the law building exists in both photographs.


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Perfect view! Looks like the Law Building occupied the site of the house with the eucalyptus over the front stairway, and maybe the site of the Franklin Apartments, too. Thanks!

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I am hoping that someone, at this site, might have picture(s) of the 100 block of South Hope Street...specifically 116. It was called the Bunker Hill Hotel in the 50's. My (biological) mother lived there when I was born (at the old General Hospital)...in 1934. It would be great to see the entire block...perhaps an old aerial...whatever would be appreciated. Thanks, RBPJR
here is a photograph looking north across 2nd street on hope street. it shows the buildings on the west side of hope street between 1st and 2nd


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View of the aftermath from a major automobile accident on Fifth Street, outside of Central Library. Photograph caption dated July 21, 1983 reads, "An LAPD, pipe in hand, ponders the mess on Fifth Street near Hope after a truck loaded with Scientology books by L. Ron Hubbard failed to make a turn and crashed through a wall before overturning yesterday. The driver of the truck managed to jump from the vehicle and escaped injury. No other vehicles were involved."


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I envy the USA. It's such a large place and your archives are brimming with amazing images. Those images defiantly have a nior feel to them. Maybe it's because their black and white, but they have character.
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here's a building that i have to say that i am not familiar with. it's the metropolitan building which was at 5th and hill


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apparently the central public library was housed in the building for 12 years between 1914 and 1926 when it then permanently moved into it's new and current building at hope and 5th.

What got me really intrigued about the building, are some of the interior images on the LAPL site of when the library was located here. that means that the images are prior to 1926


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Source: LAPL


Source: LAPL


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could this possibly be the space 18 years later that served as the filming location of walter neff's pacific all risk insurance company in double indemnity?

for some reason, i can't seem to find suitable images from the film right now to do some comparisons...................
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Thanks for the photo...any idea what the sign on the top of building says...behind the Holsum Bread sign and trees? "furnished apartments" and....
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here's a building that i have to say that i am not familiar with. it's the metropolitan building which was at 5th and hill


Source: LAPL

apparently the central public library was housed in the building for 12 years between 1914 and 1926 when it then permanently moved into it's new and current building at hope and 5th.

What got me really intrigued about the building, are some of the interior images on the LAPL site of when the library was located here. that means that the images are prior to 1926


Source: LAPL


Source: LAPL


Source: LAPL


Source: LAPL

could this possibly be the space 18 years later that served as the filming location of walter neff's pacific all risk insurance company in double indemnity?

for some reason, i can't seem to find suitable images from the film right now to do some comparisons...................
I'm pretty sure the library was in the Metropolitan Bldg at Fifth and B'way:

http://www.you-are-here.com/broadway/metropolitan.html

The Metropolitan Theater was at Sixth and Hill -- it's more commonly known as the Paramount, for that's how it spent its days after remodeling --


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in 1961...and was a parking lot for twenty years...

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1963? the law building still hanging on..........................................


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below: A view from the opposite direction in 1967. The Law Building is still standing (along with it's tiny neighbor to the north).


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The only information I have on this photograph is "A view from the top of the Foy Residence, 1903."



possibly ebay...I'm not exactly sure.
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I vaguely remember a gasometer visible in photos of the 'Black Dahlia' murder scene.
A few days ago I came across this cropped photo from a website.



This book is very interesting....especially for anyone interested in art and Surrealism.

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