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Old Posted Dec 1, 2015, 8:11 PM
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I wish more of the Julius Shulman photosets had their location in the title, although I'd miss the searching . This is 5000 Ambrose Avenue, or "Job 5789: 5000 Ambrose (Los Angeles, Calif.),1980" as it was known to Mr Shulman.



There's only one outside and one inside shot.



Both from Getty Research Institute

Initially, I thought 5000 Ambrose Avenue was a small apartment building, but apparently it's a single family residence with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The property websites say it was built in 1933. The tree near the balcony has been removed, and the porch and shutters look darker, but all the ironwork is intact.


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"1930s Los Angeles photo, John Prince home, Street Division Head; LaSalle car"


eBay at http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Los-An...IAAOSwYHxWPCm3




reverse / with address


Surprisingly, Mr. & Mrs. Prince lived on Prince Avenue.




Here is 8753 Prince Avenue today.


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side view from E. 87th Place.

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Is that moss on the wood shingles? It appears to only be on this side of the house.
That can't be good, right?


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I initially posted this 'mystery' postcard back in October.



"William Slaughter - 1909, Los Angeles" (note the man in the center is holding a fishing rod)
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Poking around uncovered several members of the Slaughter clan in Los Angeles at this time period, including a C.C. Slaughter who ran a Marmon dealership.
Somebody with an account at one of the genealogy sites may be able to ID this gent.

Cheers,

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Well, after three months, I just found the reverse of this postcard in my messy files.


eBay

It says:

"just before leaving the harbor for home in the car.
One fellow, as you can see, is still in misery. The fellow
with the fishing pole is Harry Forbes, only teacher in the crowd."


I scanned the group to see what was meant by "still in misery".
Sure enough, there is a young man (next to the guy with the fishing pole)
clutching his stomach as sea-sickness maneuvers it's way down to his bowels.


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And now we know the man with the fishing pole is teacher Harry Forbes.
In 1911 he lived at 321 S. Hill Street.


http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections


By 1920, Mr. Forbes was the President of the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (r Sierra Madre)


http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections


And I found William Slaughter in the 1898 city directory. At that time, he was a machinist living at 614 N. Bunker Hill Avenue.


http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections

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Here's an interesting picture.


"Columbia Pictures Convention, arrival at Pasadena Calif., June 27, 1937."



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I've been wondering about the multi-story building in the distance (it resembles a factory and appears to be huge).


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Does anyone know what it is? I'm unsure which direction the photographer is facing.

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Here's the link to the photograph on eBay, if you want to check it out yourself.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Vintage...8AAOSwQoFWN8rh
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"1930s Los Angeles photo, John Prince home, Street Division Head; LaSalle car"


side view from E. 87th Place.

gsv

Is that moss on the wood shingles? It appears to only be on this side of the house. [North side]
That can't be good, right?


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Yes, that's moss ER and yes that's not good at all. It should be sprayed with a weed killer of some type.
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Yes, that's moss ER and yes that's not good at all. It should be sprayed with a weed killer of some type.
I'm thinking it is a bit late to attempt to kill the algae. The shingles appear to be of a composition type which have begun to delaminate given the "humping" seen in the individual shingles. Time for a new roof!
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It might be the power plant thats on Fair Oaks. Its not too far away from the picture..or maybe its the hotel ..but that might of been razed by then..



I've been wondering about the multi-story building in the distance (it resembles a factory and appears to be huge).


detail

Does anyone know what it is? I'm unsure which direction the photographer is facing.

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Here's the link to the photograph on eBay, if you want to check it out yourself.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Vintage...8AAOSwQoFWN8rh[/QUOTE]
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It might be the power plant thats on Fair Oaks. Its not too far away from the picture..or maybe its the hotel ..but that might of been razed by then..



I've been wondering about the multi-story building in the distance (it resembles a factory and appears to be huge).


detail

Does anyone know what it is? I'm unsure which direction the photographer is facing.

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Here's the link to the photograph on eBay, if you want to check it out yourself.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Vintage...8AAOSwQoFWN8rh
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We would be looking more or less north. The Salvation Army Relief Depot would be fronting on Arroyo Parkway, so the building in the background would be in the area of Colorado and Marengo, give or take a few blocks.
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hmmm....maybe it is a hotel. I thought factory because of the smokestack (but perhaps that isn't a smokestack after all)


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And if you look closely, there's another multi-story building on the left, that most certainly looks like a hotel.


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Can anyone make out the long horizontal signs in the middle distance?

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I just happened across this postcard in one of my old files.


old file / eBay

I am unsure where this particular depot was located.
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While we're in the Pasadena area, I thought I'd go ahead and post this 1960s photograph just for fun.


old file / eBay

I'm guessing this was taken after the Rose Parade. (or perhaps before) -in other words; I have no idea.

What is that light-colored strip of land meandering down the mountainside? -is it an aqueduct cascade?

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Can anyone make out the long horizontal signs in the middle distance?
The one on the left says "Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill". I think I can make out "Sash Doors ..." from the one on the right.
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Thanks Hoss, much appreciated.
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While we're in the Pasadena area, I thought I'd go ahead and post this 1960s photograph just for fun.


old file / eBay

I'm guessing this was taken after the Rose Parade. (or perhaps before) -in other words; I have no idea.

What is that light-colored strip of land meandering down the mountainside?

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That meandering strip on the mountain is a Firebreak. They are supposed to keep a fire from spreading from one area to another.
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I didn't think of that CBD. Is it still there?

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Firebreaks



It's still there. The system of firebreaks gets constant maintenance to keep them clear:

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"Firebreaks" wiki

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I am unsure where this particular depot was located.
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The Salt Lake Railroad Depot was on West Colorado Street between N. Pasadena Ave & N. Vernon Ave (now St John Ave):


hometown pasadena

(The site is under the Long Beach Freeway now)
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Another handy Julius Shulman post today where the address is in the title. This is "Job 5914: 6801 Iris Circle (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1981". The description says "For Bob Crane and Associates" - I'm assuming that's not the guy who played Col Hogan, as he died three years earlier. It also says "Photography credit to Carlos von Frankenberg." For some reason, 6801 Iris Circle doesn't seem to appear in the City Directories, even though some of its neighbors do. That means that I haven't been able to work out what the initials on the gates might stand for.


Getty Research Institute

None of the historic GSV images give a good view of the house from the street because of the trees. You can, however, see that the entrance is unchanged.


GSV

Here's an aerial view which also shows the proximity to the Hollywood Freeway (lower left).


Google Maps

The property websites give a build date of 1924. One of them, estately.com, has a collection of pictures of the property, including the ones below. Another site, abirdseye.com, has the photos presented as a slideshow. The first image shows that the gates are still the same as they were in 1981, although without the initials.



I love this door with weird-shaped glass.



The colorful tiles from the entrance continue inside the house.



The view at night isn't bad!



All from www.estately.com
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I don't believe we have seen this very early view of the first (?) Lanfranco Building.


old file


This image is from

http://gutenberg.polytechnic.edu.na/...0-h.htm#i_145b

illus. with caption





You can see the later Lanfranco Building at 218-222 N. Main Street here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21311
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