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Old Posted Feb 2, 2013, 1:09 AM
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A couple of handsome vehicles in 'Chinatown', 1953. I especially like the orange Dodge.


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1931 - Novelty Manufacturing Co., 3669 Whittier Boulevard







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1931 - Karpen Furniture Co., 2011 West Irvington, Huntington Park





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Before expanding to Los Angeles in 1927
http://www.amazon.com/1919-Karpen-Fu.../dp/B005DH2XYQ

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Old Posted Feb 2, 2013, 1:26 AM
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Me thinks the Dodge is masquerading as a Buick
Me thinks you're right.
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Old Posted Feb 2, 2013, 1:32 AM
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Gangster Squad

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The "real" gangster


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1931 - Hollywood Clothes, 920 East 12th Street

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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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CASIGNS (Brian) can tell you better, but in the early days of traffic there were no signs, signals, or any helpful things for handling traffic. Signs were placed by concerned citizens than by auto clubs and eventually by government. Signals were developed by companies and sold to municipalities of which they varied greatly. The Automobile Club of So Cal was instrumental in this development and placement. It was a time of " let's try this, let's try that" till they found what works. This was an early way of handling the traffic at the time, it worked for them but not when cars got more popular.
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Stanford Wholesale Mart

Any info on this garment district building at 807 E. 12th St., corner of Stanford Ave.?

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Old Posted Feb 2, 2013, 2:15 AM
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Oh my God, it needs to be destroyed.
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I thought Willy only made jeeps.



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Old Posted Feb 2, 2013, 2:20 AM
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Hotel Hollywood 'then and then'

For e_r:

Hotel Hollywood, a country inn out in the strawberry fields, 1905:

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Hotel Hollywood, totally urbanized with plate-glass windows infilling the porch
and the lawn sacrificed to road-widening, 1941:

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Old Posted Feb 2, 2013, 2:23 AM
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...the demise of the strawberry fields (I remember that C.C. Pierce photograph your friend purchased for you T2).
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Willys

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Oh my, how did you miss that? My father worked for Willys at some point after he was with Kaiser and Packard. I've driven one of those.

Willys sedans were not a big hit. I'd take a Jeepster in a minute though. They were great.

Notice the divided windshield on the Aero. LOL.

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...didn't mind the divided windscreen on the Jeepster. And they came with a free dog :-)

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John Francis Building 934 Wall Street Seems that the building still exists. Compare brickwork/lattice design at top of building.

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1931 - The Biltmore Manufacturing Company, 2401 South Santa Fe Avenue

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

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Much more interesting with the before and afters. Thx GW.

CVS really did a number on that warehouse. Do they actually believe that's an improvement?
It's a warehouse..why try to disguise it?
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Time for Some Urban Renewal

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I'm suited up and have my trusty sledgehammer. Meet you at midnight?
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Much more interesting with the before and afters. Thx GW.

CVS really did a number on that warehouse. Do they actually believe that's an improvement?
It's a warehouse..why try to disguise it?
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The windows are the big loss, but that's what happens when an economy changes over from manufacturing to warehousing.
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1931 - Hollywood Clothes, 920 East 12th Street[/B]


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1931 - Karpen Furniture Co., 2011 West Irvington, Huntington Park



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1931 - Novelty Manufacturing Co., 3669 Whittier Boulevard

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