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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 6:30 AM
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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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now i read somewhere that there is an annex building that was the back entrance or something to the paramount that is still standing on broadway?,ill dig up my files and see what i can find,im sure it was on cinenatreasures.org a while back.
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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 10:55 AM
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i don't know why i typed 5th and hill, when obviously the photo of the metropolitan/paramount theater building i posted shows the south side (6th street), of pershing square......sheeesh

the lapl site seems to think that the metropolitan/paramount theater building was the location of the library

The Metropolitan Building, located on 6th and Hill streets, was built in 1913 by architects John Parkinson and G. Edwin Bergstrom, and was demolished in the late 1960s. Other locations where the Los Angeles Public Library has been housed: 17 years in the Downey Block Building (1872-1889); 17 years in City Hall (1889-1906); 2 years in the Homer Laughlin Building (1906-1908); 6 years in the Hamburger Building (1908-1914); 12 years in the Metropolitan Building (1914-1926); 60 years in the Central Library Building* (1926-1986); *Closed to the public due to devastating fire (1986-1987); 6 years in the Los Angeles Design Center/Title Insurance + Trust Company (1987-1993); Central Library Building (1993-Present).

funny, the architect that the lapl site lists, doesn't match the architect listed on the cinema treasures page, hmmmmmmmmmmmm...........(time to do some sluethin')

anyway, (regardless for the moment of which building it was located in), does anyone think that the former library space was the setting of the insurance office in double indemnity?


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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 12:26 PM
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okey dokey! mystery on the location of the library for the years 1914-1926 resolved!

definitely as you said Mr. B! 5th and Broadway






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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 2:34 PM
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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.
Panoramic view of the former Samuel Calvert Foy property, looking northeast from 7th Street on December 20, 1919. Samuel Foy was the father of the first female City Librarian, Mary Foy. As of this photo date, the property was being used by the Golden State Transfer Co. In 1921 the house was moved to Witmer Street just north of Wilshire Blvd. In late 1992 it was again moved to the Angeleno Heights district of Los Angeles.


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Exterior corner front view of the Samuel Calvert Foy property on December 20, 1919. 7th Street is on the left, and Figureoa on the right, the property being on the northwest corner.


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omg! i just realized what site the house sat on!!!!!!! there's the Rex Arms on the right! this is the site of the Statler Hotel!!!!!


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here's a view looking down at the foy residence from the rex arms


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The photo you posted E_R is looking north east across figueroa, that's the State Normal School on the left

Floyd B. Bariscale has a very nice entry about the Foy House on his Big Orange Landmarks Blog

well, i'm happily amazed for the moment

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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 3:37 PM
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1947 herald examiner article on Mary Foy (1862-1962)



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Old Posted May 25, 2011, 6:45 PM
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E_R,

here's an 1886 photograph taken from the exact vantage point of the 1903 photograph from the Foy house that you had posted. It's amazing to see the changes that occurred in the pueblo of los angeles during the 17 years between each of the photographs


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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/...b8123fa7_z.jpg

Uncle Bert Rovere at City Hall, late 40's
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3570/...b78accbd_z.jpg

I know this isn't anything to do with LA noir architecture, But damn, Uncle Bert looked good! And I think it has a touch of "noir" to it anyway!!
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Panoramic view of the former Samuel Calvert Foy property, looking northeast from 7th Street on December 20, 1919. Samuel Foy was the father of the first female City Librarian, Mary Foy. As of this photo date, the property was being used by the Golden State Transfer Co. In 1921 the house was moved to Witmer Street just north of Wilshire Blvd. In late 1992 it was again moved to the Angeleno Heights district of Los Angeles.


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Exterior corner front view of the Samuel Calvert Foy property on December 20, 1919. 7th Street is on the left, and Figureoa on the right, the property being on the northwest corner.


Source: LAPL

omg! i just realized what site the house sat on!!!!!!! there's the Rex Arms on the right! this is the site of the Statler Hotel!!!!!


Source: LAPL

here's a view looking down at the foy residence from the rex arms


Source: LAPL

The photo you posted E_R is looking north east across figueroa, that's the State Normal School on the left

Floyd B. Bariscale has a very nice entry about the Foy House on his Big Orange Landmarks Blog

well, i'm happily amazed for the moment
My God gsjansen...you are a marvel!!
You turned a simple photo I posted into an exceptional experience.
Thank you so much. _ethereal
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Old Posted May 26, 2011, 2:04 AM
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originally posted by gsjansen.


LAPL

The building at the far right caught my eye right away.
At first I thought it might be a LAFD station.....but it seems a bit too large.


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A walk through Pershing Square July 10, 1966.


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below: Notice the 'MODern' lighting scheme. It couldn't be any more inapproprite for this site.


ditto

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Old Posted May 26, 2011, 2:14 AM
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Los Angeles Fire Department's Engine Company No. 28 fire station, located at 644 South Figueroa Street. This Mission/Spanish Revival style building, which cost approximately $60,000 to build in 1912, was designed by architect John Parkinson. In 1989 it became the popular Engine Co. 28 restaurant, whose menu is inspired by traditional firehouse cooking.


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Old Posted May 26, 2011, 11:38 AM
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below: Notice the 'MODern' lighting scheme. It couldn't be any more inapproprite for this site.


ditto
sigh.....poor central park

1926

ahhh a restful tree shaded oasis in the center city to escape from the rat race of daily life, (note the lamp posts)


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1949

civic planning at it's weirdest


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1949 1/2

hope ya gotta permit to remove that tree!...............(i forgot, this is los angeles, we don' need no stinkin' permits)


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1950

that is indeed a fine hole!


Source: LAPL

1954

ahhhh a restful sun filled oasis in the city center to...............(who am i kidding, this is a wasteland)


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1967

nothing says city park like a potted plant (note the lamp posts)


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1988

someone should weed and feed that lawn


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1993

why use roundup and scotts turf builder when apparently a bulldozer does the job soooo much better?

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2010

nothing says city park like concrete pavers, a purple wall and five story structure


Source: LA Downtown News


sigh.....................poor central park

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Old Posted May 27, 2011, 12:00 AM
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I can totally see these four people walking around in 1930s Los Angeles.


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The only information I have for this photograph is 'smog 1948'.


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If you look closely you can make out the 'It's in the Examiner' sign.
So is this the same sign we've seen numerous times on this thread or is it an entirely different sign?
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I just read on the Los Angeles Downtown News website that the Statler-- er-- Wilshire Grand--will be closing on December 31st, with demolition to follow early next year.

*SIGH*

I know it doesn't look like these images anymore, and these might be repeats, but I feel like posting them anyway.


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Everyone's on the move!


below: Moving a building with annotative arrows. No other details.


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I can recognize Cahuenga Pass any time!

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Old Posted May 27, 2011, 10:44 AM
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mary foy at the staler groundbreaking ceremonies 1950, (she was 88 at the time)


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foy house on the site of the statler in 1919


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the rex arms is just left of center above the statler facing the harbor freeway


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it is simply astonishing that those two images are only 45 years apart

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Old Posted May 27, 2011, 12:31 PM
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city hall gets a new roof 1950


yikes!


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Source: USC Digital Archive

coincidentally, it was at this time that the Lindbergh Beacon went missing..................(you think the two incidents might have anything to do with each other...................... ya think!)


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Hello...and thanks!

I stumbled across this forum more than a month ago...can't remember what I was searching for at the time...and I have slowly been working my way through it all from page one. Today I've finally caught up. What an absolutely amazing set of photos and discussions! Reading a few pages at a time has been the highlight of my day over the past month, and I'm actually a little sad that I've reached the end. I think I'll go back and read it all again. In fact, there are a couple of vintage photos I want to respond to later with updated photos, assuming I can find time to go out and take some photos.

I'm attaching some frame grabs from the decidedly un-noirish 1932 Paramount film "If I Had a Million." Nearly all of the W.C. Fields/Alison Skipworth section was filmed on the streets of Los Angeles. (Fields is seeking vengeance on "road hogs" with a fleet of used cars he's just purchased.) I know this is a long shot, but can anyone identify any of the streets or neighborhoods shown?



The next two photos are from the same shot as the camera pans from left to right. I can't quite make out the street name.







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If I recall correctly, Jack Frost Ford was located on Colorado blvd at Hill Street, in Pasadena. Their Service Dept was a bit West on Holliston Ave, I think.
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