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Old Posted Aug 9, 2013, 4:17 PM
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Building next door is now Mas Malo, a great mexican restaurant. Anyone know what it was 90 years ago..?


In response to this earlier post... my wife and I had dinner last night at Mas Malo, located at 515 W 7th. Food is just okay but the interior is worth checking out. The waiter told us it had originally been a jewelry store in the 20's and a lot of the original decor was still in place including old timey wall murals and large wood and glass display cabinets. The walk-in vault is now used as a wine tasting room.
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Soledad Canyon Siphon

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While searching for images of the Soledad Siphon I came across this nice looking topographical map of the Los Angeles area.

1912

http://oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb4t1nb32r/?brand=oac4
ER, check out this site showing the crossing of the Soledad Canyon Siphon under the Southern Pacific tracks. http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb9g5009b2/

Next go on Google maps and locate the junction of Soledad Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road. The siphon can be seen just to the west (left). You won;t believe how the view has changed!

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Building next door is now Mas Malo, a great mexican restaurant. Anyone know what it was 90 years ago..?


In response to this earlier post... my wife and I had dinner last night at Mas Malo, located at 515 W 7th. Food is just okay but the interior is worth checking out. The waiter told us it had originally been a jewelry store in the 20's and a lot of the original decor was still in place including old timey wall murals and large wood and glass display cabinets. The walk-in vault is now used as a wine tasting room.

Here's some info... http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7758
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2013, 9:28 PM
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Thanks, Gaylord.

Downtown is really undergoing a Renaissance. I was surprised at all the couples and groups walking around and just hanging out like it was the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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Somehow we missed this impressive building on noirish.


Installing windows on the ground floor of the Westchester Apartments.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/90030/rec/1






The building today/northwest corner of Pico Blvd. and Westchester Place

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Old Posted Aug 9, 2013, 11:27 PM
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'doppelgangers' on the southeast corner of Elmwood Ave. and St. Andrews Place


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At first I thought there was a glitch with the google-mobile camera.
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Clifton's South Seas, August 1952

ebay

I am really impressed with the size of that Union Pacific Ticket Office sign!

The sign is gone by 1960. Check it out here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5558
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Installing windows on the ground floor of the Westchester Apartments.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/90030/rec/1
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From the Times, Oct 10, 1926.

I was a bit surprised that this building went up as late as 1926--the curved corner gives it the look of some downtown buildings 20 years older. Anyway, Louisianan Judson C. Rives was a well-known LA real estate investor--there is a Judson C. Rives Building downtown on Spring St. (originally the Broadway Central Building), and, as a matter of fact, he lived a block north of the Westchester apts on Westchester Place next to Alfred Rosenheim's house (the architect designed both houses). (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5493)


LA Times
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Interesting information GW. -much appreciated.
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Los Angeles/address unknown

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Notice that the dandy man on the sign is missing in the second photograph.
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(A ca 1910 image from the website that accompanies Jim Dawson's excellent book on the subject)
Fantastic! After 800 pages we finally get a good view of the original station from that side. Totally awesome.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2013, 3:14 AM
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One of the only places with mature trees in downtown Los Angeles.

Angels Knoll Park

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...sZhKjw_OGpNtiQ






http://misstrafficla.wordpress.com/

This may be a stupid question, but what was this parcel of land back in the 1940s?
Is this the site of those iconic black and white images of Bunker Hill pensioners sitting on benches overlooking downtown?





Angels Knoll Park was also featured in the movie '500 Days of Summer'. A must-see for lovers of Los Angeles.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1022603/

Sadly, the park has recently been fenced off due to an out of control homeless situation.
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/c...a4bcf887a.html

Isn't there a better way to handle the problem than fencing off an entire park?
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Los Angeles/address unknown

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Notice that the dandy man on the sign is missing in the second photograph.
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Dandy Man? That guy's wearing a zoot suit!
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-thx Blaster, any ideas on the address?

I found a Burton's on York Boulevard in the 1952 Los Angeles Directory,but this image certainly looks like it was taken downtown.
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Zoot suits fall from favor....

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Dandy Man? That guy's wearing a zoot suit!
ER & Blaster:....After the Sleepy Lagoon episode of 1943 with Latinos vs Sailors and Marines, I'm sure that zoot suiter sign man had to come down. I recall my step dad talking about it.

York Blvd. was I believe a Latin district in the 1940s and still is. I tried to rent an apartment there in 1972 and no one would rent to a white boy like myself.

Burton's looks a bit, can I say ethnic , as compared to maybe Desmonds.

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One of the only places with mature trees in downtown Los Angeles.

Angels Knoll Park

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...sZhKjw_OGpNtiQ

This may be a stupid question, but was this parcel of land back in the 1940s?
Is this the site of those iconic black and white images of Bunker Hill pensioners sitting on benches overlooking downtown?





Angels Knoll Park was featured in the movie '500 Days of Summer'. A must-see for lovers of Los Angeles.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1022603/

Sadly, the park has recently been fenced off due to an out of control homeless situation.
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/c...a4bcf887a.html

Isn't there a better way to handle the problem than fencing off an entire park?
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This is very upsetting for those of us who live in Downtown. To top it off - they took away our best and only park that wasn't over-designed. Then they took away what little grass we had in Spring St Park. City Officials are still not urban minded enough, I question whether they ever will be in LA.

Also - cool Mas Malo pic up there ^ :-P
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I wont quote it again, but in that colour shot of the Angels Flight station on the previous page, what is the building just at the right? is it a well known building and is it still there?

Looks like a tower of some sort with a tall narrow window and a flat dome
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2013, 3:37 PM
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JoeGillis, it's the Metropolitan Water District Building, home of the Million Dollar Theater.
I agree, the color Angels Flight photograph was deceiving.


built in 1917/1918

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomchatt/8413624238/

At this angle you can see the auditorium of the theater behind the office tower.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/ice_nyne/1911639696/

I've never noticed the color on the corner 'tower' before. I wonder if you can actually walk out on that balcony?
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