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Here are some of the dramatic interior spaces in the old Elks Club building.


























The wood inlaid design on the columns is amazing.











A beautiful wooden bar in the corner of the room shown above.


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Old Posted Oct 28, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Fire station No.28 at 644 S. Figueroa.


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Old Posted Oct 28, 2012, 11:52 PM
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I didn't know the Laemmle Building had skylights until I came across this photograph on ebay.


Hollywood & Vine/ebay

The Laemmle Building was home to Coco Tree...Melody Lane...and Hody's...among others.




http://allanellenberger.com/tag/laemmle-building/



http://gogonotes.blogspot.com/2009/0...wood-hojo.html



The Laemmle Building was destroyed in a dramatic fire on April 30th 2008.


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A beautiful business card, circa 1910.


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A beautiful business card, circa 1910.


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I wonder if the Top Ten building could be the location. The numbering changes here...building on left is 352 while the Top Ten Building is 372-376.

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Old Posted Oct 29, 2012, 7:45 PM
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100 Years Ago Today

There were those gunning for Bunker Hill way before the Community Redevelopment Agency... As I pass time in NYC during the hurricane...power still on... I discovered that the Los Angeles Times had this to say about the epicenter of noir on October 29, 1912:











Sorry about the fuzzy parts--it came to me that way.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2012, 8:06 PM
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List of star's homes with their exact addresses. Date unknown, but judging by the stars this is your grandparent's list.


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Old Posted Oct 29, 2012, 8:42 PM
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So I shot a couple afters to go with these photos:

I was at Helms on Saturday furniture shopping.
At Buttercup, there was a great divide between my perception of the cost of the furniture and the reality. For example, a nice fabric-covered chair looked like $500 but had a price tag of $1,700! Everything I encountered seemed to be 2-4x as expensive as I believed. I even encountered a small $20-value throw pillow with a $119 price tag.
I made no purchases.
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I didn't realize Eagle Rock was so HUGE until I came across this postcard with climbers on top.


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Stay safe GaylordWilshire. Don't walk under that dangling crane over on W. 57th Street.
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I was going to search an item tonight and noticed the 'search this thread' option is missing.

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...here's a cool postcard. Look down the aisle and notice the passengers on the first level. That dome is high!


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Another view of the 'City of Los Angeles' Astra Dome, circa 1957. Ash trays on every seat back!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/miehana/3212545662/

I wonder if the interior designer kept his job after choosing the brown plaid__

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....from brown plaid to green and yellow naugahyde....early 1960s.


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I took the train out here from la this aug.it was fun,the food was high but i think worth it.I wish there was another train company other than amtrak that could bring back the old way of traveling via train.
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When I was in my early twenties I took the bus from L.A. To Chicago. It was the most horrendous three days of my life. There were passengers with barking dogs in their bags....there was a blind lady that groped passengers with squished hotdogs between her fingers...and there were seemingly endless stops in the middle of the night at cockroach infested cafes. To stunt the misery I took an extra dose of sleep-aids that gave me diarrhea for the last day and a half. My parents didn't recognize me when they picked me up in Illinois.
When in doubt FLY FLY FLY FLY!
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A pleasant view of Echo Park circa 1962.


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reverse of photo/quite a mess.

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Venice, Calif., circa 1912. Hotel St. Mark and street.

Sunny Venice, Calif., circa 1912. "Hotel St. Mark and street." At the Aquarium on the pier: "Seal fed daily at 2 p.m."

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If this is too big, let me know and I'll squeeze it down a bit. But I love the detail.
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Great photograph MichaelRyerson!


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I especially like this 'kiosk' with Venice events.
It mentions several venues that we've covered here on 'noirish Los Angeles'..most recently the Venice Aquarium.
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I was going to search an item tonight and noticed the 'search this thread' option is missing.

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...here's a cool postcard. Look down the aisle and notice the passengers on the first level. That dome is high!


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They were high. That was the point. Also hot. The air conditioning of the day couldn't keep up with what was basically a greenhouse on wheels.
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They were high. That was the point. Also hot. The air conditioning of the day couldn't keep up with what was basically a greenhouse on wheels.
My father was Chief Special Agent and General Claims Agent for the Western Pacific RR, which ran Vista Domes on the California Zephyr through the Feather River Canyon. Would come home from work regularly in a grumpy mood, "another !@#$% female in high heels fell down the stairs in the dome car."

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A beautiful menu cover from the 'Los Angeles Limited', circa 1935.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Limited







http://yellowairplane.com/models_tra...lroad_Art.html





http://yellowairplane.com/models_tra...lroad_Art.html

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Cover of a brochure dated 1926.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1926-Los-Ang...-/370518538515






Newspaper ad 1910.


http://www.ebay.com/






Newspaper ad 1908.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1908-LOS-ANG...-/220878147959







Newspaper ad 1906.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1906-Los-Ang...-/380471744476









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Buffet-smoking car circa 1909.




For more information on the 'Los Angeles Limited'.
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