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The stunning Rio Grande Gas Station on Beverly Blvd. 'Little Inn' on the left.


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Old Posted Jul 11, 2011, 7:27 PM
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i did a little bit of editing to remove the watermark from the night view of the pan pacific that you had posted E_R

i too was amazed to see that it was not always green!

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wow!!..thanks for removing the wmark gsjansen. It's 100% better. Can you do the other two of the Pan-Pacific?

How did you figure out where on Beverly Boulevard the Rio Grande gas station was located?
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2011, 8:17 PM
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The sketchy Hotel Barrera's on Soto Street at Michigan Ave.


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below: The building as appears today....a huge improvement.


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wow!!..thanks for removing the wmark gsjansen. It's 100% better. Can you do the other two of the Pan-Pacific?

How did you figure out where on Beverly Boulevard the Rio Grande gas station was located?
i'll work on the other two photos when i have a bit of time this week.

the rio grande was on the south west corner of the intersection of beverly boulevard and san vicente.
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The Bealsco Theater

The Belasco Theater has been discussed several times on this thread but I wanted to add some present day photos. I had the awesome experience of attending a fundraiser there last night and was absolutely amazed by the beauty of it. The theater has recently undergone a three million dollar renovation and it is extraordinary.

Originally financed by Edward Doheny, for the Belaso brothers, and designed by Morgan, Walls and Clements, the theater opened on November 11, 1926.

In its later history, the theater served as a church for over thirty years but had been shuttered for many years prior to renovation.

ethereal_reality posted this photo of the Belasco, next door to its sister theater the Mayan, earlier in the thread.


Detail of the front facade in 2010

The entry foyer 2010


Entry lobby 2010


The auditorium during renovation


The auditorium 2010



Detail of the proscenium


All color photos courtesy Belasco Theater Foundation

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i'll work on the other two photos when i have a bit of time this week.

the rio grande was on the south west corner of the intersection of beverly boulevard and san vicente.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2011, 11:42 PM
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ABC on Vine Street, circa 1950.



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What Was There?

Is anyone familiar with this website?

http://www.whatwasthere.com/

It's a site for historical location photos that uses Google Maps as a basis for organization. One can use the map to select any portion of Los Angeles (or whatever city you choose), then select a vintage photo from the list of available images. You can then select "Street View" to see it superimposed on a current image of the same location, and use the "Fade" slider to dissolve between past and present.

I think the site must be fairly new. Right now there are fewer than 100 historical photos available for Los Angeles.

I also discovered an error. There is a 1927 photo of the John C. Fremont Library on Melrose Avenue that is incorrectly matched. They've paired it with a recent photo of a building that is on the opposite side of the street, one block east. The John C. Fremont Library still exists and has changed very little. (I live just one block away from it.)
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They got the old Court House wrong, too. Right intersection, but facing the wrong direction. Still, it's a neat concept.

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Talking

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S_C Bear! wow! that is so cool! thank you for taking the time to make the animated gif!

speaking of pain in the you know what.............

pan pacific day without watermark

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Old Posted Jul 12, 2011, 4:19 PM
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^^^very nice.
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Woodbury College

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My personal photo collection.



My mother attended Los Angeles's famed business school Woodbury College from 1934-1936. When I was growing up, she always used to point to the campus at 1027 Wilshire Boulevard (above) as the place she went to school, but I now know that building didn't open until 1937, the year after she graduated. So I'm now wondering – where was Woodbury actually located when my mom went there? Unfortunately, she's no longer around for me to ask...

Thanks to anyone who can help!

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Hi Scott,

I was just going through archives here at my work and I came across a link to this (rather badly scanned) copy of Woodbury history, including a picture of 727 S. Figueroa.

We had this link archived from a tribute article we ran last year for the late tennis great Bobby Riggs. It appears that he was a classmate of your mother's because he also graduated in 1936!

Enjoy!
http://my.woodbury.edu/SiteDirectory...Presidents.pdf

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Sorry, I just noticed that this link had already been provided to you! Oops, and I was so excited....ah well

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That's alright, no worries! Thanks for the thought! If you ever do find some more info on Mom's alma mater, please lemme know.

-Scott

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pan pacific at night image 2 without watermark

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With our local news media hyperventilating over this weekend's temporary closure of a section of the San Diego Freeway, I thought it would be interesting to see what this part of town used to look like.

October 25, 1956: Construction of the freeway at Wilshire & Sepulveda, taken from north of Wilshire, looking south.



source: USC Digital Archive



25 years earlier: Pepper tree lined Sepulveda Boulevard near Wilshire, February 26, 1931



source: USC Digital Archive



December 14, 1937: Looking north on Sepulveda Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, showing the pepper trees as they appeared at sundown. This section of the boulevard was also known as Pepper Tree Lane.



source: Los Angeles Public Library



Oct. 19, 1935: "Celebrating the completion of a modern highway over one of Los Angeles' oldest trails, Sepulveda highway will be dedicated Sunday with gay fiesta where the highway joins with Sunset boulevard. Angeline Pagones is shown with her horse on the bridle path inspecting the new roadway. The highway follows a trail used ceturies [sic] ago by the Indians on their way to the sea". (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner)



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With our local news media hyperventilating over this weekend's temporary closure of a section of the San Diego Freeway, I thought it would be interesting to see what this part of town used to look like.

October 25, 1956: Construction of the freeway at Wilshire & Sepulveda, taken from north of Wilshire, looking south.



source: USC Digital Archive
This looks more like the Sunset Blvd. overpass to me.

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Anybody got some nice photos of the doomed Mulholland Drive 405 overpass when it was new? I remember when that was built. I'd never seen a highway bridge that tall before!

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