HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #56261  
Old Posted Yesterday, 11:29 AM
CaliNative CaliNative is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,690
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
.
Once more. . . .


EBAY



Thanks for the information, Calinative.





Here's a closer look at the California Federal & Saving Building.


miraclemilela

That's quite a helipad on top! (I thought it was white-out at first)

.
^^^
Did a Google maps street view, and see that the old Cal. Fed building has a "VERIFI" logo at the top. Verifi must be the name of a company I haven't heard of.

Why was the "Miracle Mile" called that? Maybe a developer came up with the name. I guess bubbling tarpits with giant mammoth, mastadon, ground sloth, dire wolf and saber toothed cat fossils is somewhat miraculous in a busy city. Barely more than 10,000 years ago Los Angeles teamed with giant and fierce creatures that would rival the Serengeti. Only 200 years ago grizzly bears, wolves and cougars roamed the outskirts and sometimes ate people.

Last edited by CaliNative; Today at 12:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56262  
Old Posted Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Mstimc Mstimc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: So Cal
Posts: 225
Good piece on one of our most popular architects, Paul R. Williams

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-black-pioneer
__________________
Tim C
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56263  
Old Posted Yesterday, 2:07 PM
GaylordWilshire's Avatar
GaylordWilshire GaylordWilshire is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,552
PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:

https://vimeo.com/500171761/0b91312c...gYTuv0tA2dqLxg

From the video:


From the LAPL:
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56264  
Old Posted Yesterday, 4:32 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,997
.

screenshot from the video. . .




F.Y.I.. . . . . . . The Langham rooftop pool was the first rooftop pool in Los Angeles and it's still in use!





1930s?


thegaylordapartments.blogspot

"Shot from the first rooftop pool in Los Angeles, at the Langham apartments, this photo from the 1930's shows the Gaylord Apartments standing steadfast in the background to the right."....gaylordapartmentsblog

I looked through all the past posts that mention the Langham and this photograph wasn't included in any of them.... (although I swear I posted it before)



.

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Yesterday at 9:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56265  
Old Posted Yesterday, 5:19 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,997
.


detail

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaster View Post
Los Angeles County Gun Club? Los Angeles California Gun Club?
Quote:
Originally Posted by odinthor View Post
Very close!


LA Times, 7/2/1894
Thanks guys.

This is from the Los Angeles Herald, 1896.


To read the rest of the article go here


I take it "scatter gun" means shot gun.


re: odinthor's news clipping.... So the corner of Eighth and Hoover must have been an empty lot (at the very least) in 1894. ...(I'm currently looking for a map)
.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56266  
Old Posted Yesterday, 5:54 PM
Martin Pal Martin Pal is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mstimc View Post
Good piece on one of our most popular architects, Paul R. Williams
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-black-pioneer
_________________________________________________________________

Thanks for that link! Although I can't locate the reference, I think it was mentioned on this forum once that Williams' archive had been lost in a fire. So, this link from the article above, to another article from last June, was intriguing:

Architect Paul Williams’ Archive, Thought Lost to Fire, is Safe. The Getty and USC Will Acquire It
June 30, 2020
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...t-in-a-fire-it
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56267  
Old Posted Yesterday, 8:40 PM
Beaudry's Avatar
Beaudry Beaudry is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 672
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post
PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:
Thanks for the plug! Here is a link to the petition on Change.org with all the information about what's happening on the block.

In a nutshell, it's a little time-capsule of 1920s-30s apartment houses (and LA's most filmed area because of it) and of course some developer wants to build a big ol' giant new-wave-lookin' thing smack dab in the center of it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56268  
Old Posted Today, 12:21 AM
Lorendoc Lorendoc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 381
Westlake Webinar

Tomorrow at noon PST there will be a 90 minute webinar on "Silent Echos in Westlake - Early LA Film Locations" presented by John Bengtson which will be interesting to most here I suspect...

https://www.bigmarker.com/esotouric/...ations-webinar

At $10, a bargain!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56269  
Old Posted Today, 6:57 AM
riichkay riichkay is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 110
Thanks to Hoss for identifying the '55 Studebaker Speedster in the 1966 Ruscha image.....I'd never heard of the car....did a little research, it came out of the studio of legendary designer Raymond Loewy....Studebaker wanted a competitor for the Corvette and T-Bird, hence the sleek lines....another Ruscha, this from 1974....





5914-16 Melrose Ave. (1 block west of Vine/Rossmore).....it took the sleuths at LAPD vice 16 years to discover what was going on in this place....  

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...084-story.html

Aside from the usage this was an unassuming and inoffensive building....eventually replaced by this hideous thing....


Reply With Quote
     
     
End

Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:20 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.