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I am also trying to figure out what the thing is.. to the left of the Gruen clock.



detail / whole pic HERE





It looks like a little fortune teller's table.


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Could it be a bell triggered by the clock to end rounds?

By the way, I'm caught up! I've been pages behind (for several months) and immensely enjoying the adventures of the merry band of LA Noirishers. My before bed, while slurping Rooibos tea, treat and sleeping aid. Hat's off to you all!
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Could it be a bell triggered by the clock to end rounds?

By the way, I'm caught up! I've been pages behind (for several months) and immensely enjoying the adventures of the merry band of LA Noirishers. My before bed, while slurping Rooibos tea, treat and sleeping aid. Hat's off to you all!

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Excellent post FlyingWedge.



I used the date on the cornerstone, Oct. 22, 1893, and found this.

Los Angeles Herald - Oct. 22, 1893





Found in the Los Angeles Herald, Oct. 22, 1893


Sorry, but there's no mention of the items that were placed inside the stone.

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Here ya go, e_r (all images LATimes via ProQuest via CSULB Library):





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Old Posted Feb 26, 2019, 5:01 PM
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Glasser Bros. Bail Bonds

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Could it be a bell triggered by the clock to end rounds?

By the way, I'm caught up! I've been pages behind (for several months) and immensely enjoying the adventures of the merry band of LA Noirishers. My before bed, while slurping Rooibos tea, treat and sleeping aid. Hat's off to you all!
The poster for Glasser Bros. Bail Bonds shows they were down the street. They are still in business to this day by the way. They were a very early bonding company and catered to the Mickey Cohen mob and other well to do clients in need of bail.
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What else could it be ?

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Could it be a bell triggered by the clock to end rounds?
Your deduction seems the most appropriate.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2019, 10:11 PM
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Here ya go, e_r (all images LATimes via ProQuest via CSULB Library):





The article posted by Odin says there's a ''heavy Mexican population in LA in that period".

Today in 2019, LA is the largest Spanish speaking city in the world.
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Thanks so much for finding the contents of the cornertone odinthor.



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Could it be a bell triggered by the clock to end rounds?
That makes a lot more sense than my miniature fortune teller's table.

Take a look at the bell clock in this image, circa 1962.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1962

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"Cassius Clay, doing some foot work in the ring at the Main Street Gym preparing for his bout against Archie Moore, October, 1962."




Here's a closer look.


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It's the boxing bell, right?


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Old Posted Feb 26, 2019, 11:16 PM
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This particular clock is missing by 1976.



latimesblog


hmm....note how the electrical wires run over to the door. (security alarm?)



So where is this practice boxing area in relation to the LARGE HALL in FW's photograph....below it?
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re: looking for Elizabeth Short/Black Dahlia in vintage photographs..
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I do the same, but Elizabeth Short was in Florida from December, 1943 until December, 1945,
with trips to Georgia and Massachusetts in between. She wasn't in California in 1944.
Thanks for the information BDiH. I appreciate it.

hmm...so when did Elizabeth Short move to Los Angeles?
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Nevermind: I just found this.

blackdahlia.web says Ms. Short moved to Los Angeles in Mid-1943. (is this date wrong?)
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So since there's been some talk recently about the Main St Gym at the Turner Halle, thought I'd mention it was by Capitain & Krempel. I took a screen grab of when I'd included it in a Powerpoint about LA's Romanesque past and then screenshot those other instances of Capitain/Krempel's inclusions therein just for fun, because that's literally my idea of fun. Threw it all on the desktop and it came out like so:

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My grandmother went to school in the teens. She told me the boys were allowed to go without shoes but the girls weren't
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Old Posted Feb 27, 2019, 5:59 AM
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Often a few kids came from very poor families who could not afford shoes.

The the same was true at my grade school in the 1950s. In my school there was a special fund which bought shoes for kids and also paid for their lunch.....$.25 cents.

My father paid for haircuts for neighbor boys.
My grandmother went to school in the teens and told me that boys were allowed to go to school without their shoes, but the girls weren't
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Shown above is Turn Halle, aka the Turn-Verein Germania Building, at 321 S. Main. Its cornerstone was laid on October 22, 1893.
You can see it here on the 1894 Sanborn Map at 319-21-23 S. Main.


In 1926 the building became home to the Main Street Athletic Club, aka the Main Street Gym.


This photo of the gym is undated, but I'd guess it was from the mid- to late-40s and certainly no later than February 3, 1951:



UCLA/Islandora/Los Angeles Daily News Negatives



Balcony ad close-up:






February 5, 1951, Los Angeles Times:




ProQuest via LAPL



This post-fire photo of the Main Street Gym looks in the opposite direction from the previous photo. The May 21, 1951,
demolition permit for 319-25 S. Main notes that the structure is 30% fire damaged:



00028200 at LA Public Library



On July 27, 1951, as the Turn-Verein Germania Building was being torn down, some workers opened the building's cornerstone
and then the memorabilia-filled iron box inside the cornerstone. I wonder if they found anything unusual in the box . . .



EXM-N-9265-005~1 at USC Digital Library


. . . like maybe a singing frog?



Screen Cap from One Froggy Evening (Directed by Charles M. Jones, Warner Bros., 1955) at dailymotion.com
"Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello MY RAGTIME GAL!
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I am also trying to figure out what the thing is.. to the left of the Gruen clock.



detail / whole pic HERE





It looks like a little fortune teller's table.


detail

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I will take a shot at the mystery object. TVG was a hall. Probably more of an auditorium than a full blown theater. I'd guess the archway with the bail bondsmen ad was the stage. The object near the ceiling was either a hoist for raising or lowering lights, sets, or such or a counterweight. If you magnify the object, it looks like there is a beam above 2 doors. That's my guess and I'm not totally satisfied with it.
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"Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello MY RAGTIME GAL!
"Send me a kiss by wire, baby my heart's on fire!"

Ah, memories of watching Looney Tunes growing up...
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Interior of market on Figueroa.


EBAY




THE ADDRESS IS WRITTEN THE BACK.


4315 So. Figueroa St.
LA CA
June 13, 1931





The ceiling light situation.

What caught my eye was the chain leading from the globe fixture to an outlet(?) in the ceiling.

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Then I noticed a barely visible string going over to the light on the left. Hanging in the center of all this is a large clear lightbulb.



What's going on here Was Rube Goldberg the electrician?
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The line between the school house light and the drop cord may be a pull chain for the school house light canopy switch. It was common to have pull chain switches on ceiling lights in the day. The string may be to operate the switch or most likely a way to hang a light weight sign for customers to read. The chain looks like it's attached to the plate holding the drop cord. The plate for the drop cord may be a device for attaching drop cords to knob and tube wiring or a duplex outlet. My guess is the drop cord light was a non elegant way to get more light at the counter rather than a replacement for the school house light. The bulb must have glared like crazy.
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