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Thx BRR. This is early. The palm doesn't seem to have its bit of fence yet or its sign. I rather liked the way palms used to be maintained, common through the 50's at least, with their "dirty petticoats" showing. It's supposed to be better for the trees.

I imagine they're letting the wind maintain the Longsteet Palms:

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"TWIST ELLIOTT LAND CO" ??

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Old Posted Feb 1, 2013, 5:41 PM
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"November 5, 1913, on the way to the celebration of the Los Angeles Aqueduct."

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Old Posted Feb 1, 2013, 6:21 PM
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BRAVO to you Flyingwedge!!
I was beginning to think we would never see a photograph of the old Westmoore with it's soul-sucking addition.



below: just a reminder of how the hotel looked before the 1920s addition. Stately and elegant


posted earlier

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Old Posted Feb 1, 2013, 6:23 PM
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A couple of Washingtonia robustas (Mexican Fan Palms) and a shorter pair of Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palms). Nice. There's a bunch of Queen palms planted in the median strip of Santa Monica Blvd from BH east to Robertson. The Washingtonias were the palm of choice planted prior to the '32 Olympics to try to make LA look like a tropical resort. (Not that I'm into invasive, non-native trees or anything.)

Dunno the make/model/year of the car.
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The view is looking west, basically from the viewpoint of what would become the main entrance of Union Station. I have marked the plaza substation and Brunswig building that are still there today, and the Lugo house which we are seeing from the back. The Plaza church is obscured by all the trees of the plaza. The building with the biggest Brunswig sign is just south of the Plaza church - an area which is now an empty lot. (It might even be the backside of a building which faced New High Street.) The recently-restored Brunswig building is a couple doors to the left, and is just barely visible at the left edge of the photo, with Brunswig lettering along its side. The Avila adobe would be just to the right of the substation, but you can't really make it out. The white building on the left of the substation is the Mexican Cultural Institute building, formerly the Mexican Consulate, which has been remodeled into something better fitting the area, including the addition of an arcade along the Los Angeles Street side.
This is great information. Thank you ProphetM.

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Old Posted Feb 1, 2013, 7:14 PM
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below: just a reminder of how the hotel looked before the 1920s addition. Stately and elegant


posted earlier

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There's a stock-plan apartment building that I've seen a dozen or more examples of, all in pretty desperate nick. I should have collected addresses, because I'm sure they're disappearing quickly. Anyway, they remind me of the Westmoore. (LA had a bit of a thing for Corinthian columns around the turn of the twentieth century, maybe influenced by the 1892 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which set advances in American architecture back a fair piece, with the exception of Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building.)

Although they can be very pretty, I find French Neoclassical-inspired buildings very odd-looking here, although I don't mind them at all on the Riviera.

West 15th & Magnolia:

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One of our more prominent examples of the short-lived Corinthian craze is
Parkinson's confection on 6th & Olive, later streamlined by the same architect:

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A couple of Washingtonia robustas (Mexican Fan Palms) and a shorter pair of Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palms). Nice. There's a bunch of Queen palms planted in the median strip of Santa Monica Blvd from BH east to Robertson. The Washingtonias were the palm of choice planted prior to the '32 Olympics to try to make LA look like a tropical resort. (Not that I'm into invasive, non-native trees or anything.)

Dunno the make/model/year of the car.

http://www.qbd.com.au/product/978091...ci_Lothrop.htm


Starting point: 1930 Chrysler 70 series, 4-door
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...and this would be the subterranean Dragon's Den.










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Yvonne DeCarlo walking towards the Dragon's Den in the 1949 film noir Criss Cross (discussed earlier in the thread)


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Trailer camp, Temple and Alvarado Streets, 1937

A unique city within a city, a trailer park recently set up in Los Angeles is shown at Temple and Alvarado streets on October 18, 1937. It's a new way of life for people tired of living in houses.

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Trailer camp, Temple and Alvarado Streets,1937 (2)

The trailer "city" has its own messengers and newsboys. Freddy Smith, who works after school, delivers a magazine to Don Haller on March 27, 1943. Nice bike. An even better helmet. Reminds me of George Hanson in Easy Rider. "Oh, I got a helmet!"

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Trailer camp, Temple and Alvarado, 1937 (3)

Photograph caption dated October 18, 1937 reads, "Former vaudeville artists who have found new glamour in trailer life, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vardon, seated, operators of the trailer camp, are shown outside their traveling home with Mary Wilson. Vardon says the life is an "exciting change from the usual routine.'" I see the Vardons are posing with their 'Zim-Air'. And a beautiful coach it is! First Class all the way. (I'm bummed that the Examiner art department painted out the Foster & Kleiser billboard in the background)

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There's a nice old trailer park on Stewart, between Pico and Olympic (just south of the Fox satellite lot) in eastern Santa Monica, that actually had a couple of Airstreams parked close to the street until quite recently. It looked like a film set. Now filling up with storage containers. I don't know the history of the place but it's obviously been there a long time. No name that I know of:

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Hollywood Graham is right, early traffic signs are the best!

CASIGNS or Hollywood Graham, I wanted to ask you about this sign/signal.


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Then I realized this unique traffic signal has appeared earlier in the thread.

here by sopas_ej. Pasadena at Colorado Blvd. and Fair Oaks Ave.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4403


GaylordWilshire mentions it was built by Waterhouse Co. in Alhambra
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4405

this 'bango-shaped' signal posted by GW includes the name of the street, La Brea Ave.


as well as instructions..."No U Turn".


So do either of you know any other details about the sign and how it worked?
Was it like a semaphore except enclosed in a circular frame? What parts lit up?
I also notice that the red & green lights (I'm guessing the color) are horizontal and beneath the circle in the first two photos
and vertical and inside the circle in the last photo.
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West 15th & Arapaho:

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T2, there was this fine example on Flower Street, The Marcella.


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The only information I have for this photograph is Elysian Park.


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What exactly are we looking at here? I can't figure it out.


detail

A slightly below-grade rr track?...an abandoned canal? What is that just below the small building...a large corrugated pipe?

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1931 - Angelus Furniture Manufacturing Co., 3650 East 9th Street

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1931 - Appling Pillow Co., 1035 South Santee Street

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1935 - Dollar Day at the May Co!

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Old Posted Feb 1, 2013, 10:26 PM
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I also have a question for CASIGNS.
What is the dangerous obstruction -- in front of the Auto Club HQ of all places -- in this 1930 photo of Adams and Figueroa? I apologize if it's been explained here before.


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1931 - West Coast Knitting Mills, 2615 Fruitland Road, Vernon

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