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Old Posted Feb 3, 2013, 10:57 PM
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What could have been?

Another fascinating Sock shop is Theme in Glendale. (San Fernando Road and Fletcher Drive) According to notes, it became a parochial school in the '60s.
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The building still exists and it has been modernized!



Hard to believe you can freshen up an industrial building and make it look worse.
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2013, 11:21 PM
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Great before/after procab.
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The Avila Adobe (and the substation)

1930s

postcard/ebay




negative/circa 1963

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detail 1963

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Late 1920s. Unpaved Olvera Street before improvement and also before City Hall was built. On the left is the Avila Adobe and the substation.



http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl..._(Page_2).html


-my most out of chronological order post, sorry.

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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 12:19 AM
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Time for some more sleuthing, folks!

This building, located at 11517 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90025, has intrigued me for years. It is old & brick, and very loooong. As you can see below, it has wide sliding doors on the alley way (two sets of them - one set is not visible in the Google street view). I image it may have been a machine shop, maybe light manufacturing, or even a garage, in its past life.

Oh Great Noirists - please shed some light on this old building!






(all images - Google)

Thanks in advance!
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 12:23 AM
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I actually like this mid-century modern (international style?) AVON building in Pasadena.


http://www.cardcow.com/search4.php?s...avon&x=30&y=20


reverse

The trouble is, there's NO address. I really want to see if it has survived or how it looks today if it has survived.

Can anyone help with an address?
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 12:48 AM
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The pair of fancy doors on the side seem really odd, especially when you compare them to the rest of the building.


gsv



The front facade hasn't been touched in years (design wise).


gsv


If the windows on the garage doors are papered over like the front....my guess would be SEX CLUB.


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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 1:08 AM
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^^^
It's a vacant building. The side doors are heavy metal looking. Sex club? That's the best you can do?
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 1:33 AM
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It's a vacant building. The side doors are heavy metal looking. Sex club? That's the best you can do?
You asked. I was slightly kidding anyway.
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Here is a slide I found earlier today of the Biltmore Hotel and Pershing Square, circa 1950s.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Commer...item337fb2a548

I wonder what brings that thin elderly man downtown?




I finally found an image of the Rendezvouz Club located within the Biltmore Hotel. I've been looking for quite some time.


http://www.cardcow.com/

I've often wondered if this was where Elizabeth Short was going that afternoon before she disappeared.
If I remember correctly she was observed using a pay phone. Were they located near the Rendezvouz Club?




billed as "the night club in the afternoon". (as in, before you go home to your spouse)
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below: A Biltmore Hotel key tag from an earlier era.


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reverse

I should have bought this. It's beautiful.

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Just a couple more from LA Noire, good detail on some buildings.
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Sun Realty by krell58, on Flickr


Sun Realty Detail by krell58, on Flickr
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Welcome to 'noirish Los Angeles' Eric! -hills, hills and more hills. I like that.
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Thanks, it's a great thread.
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 2:08 AM
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Sun Realty Detail by krell58, on Flickr
The 'wedding cake' entrance! One of my favorite art deco entrances anywhere. I didn't know they used it in L.A. Noire.

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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 2:19 AM
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1910 - Huntington Beach is populated with campers and their tents. One of the photos is labeled: "The Dream of Summer."

I really like this building BRR. I'd like to try and find some information on it.
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Thank you so_cal_bear for locating the AVON building. It seems a bit blah now.-even though not much has changed, except for the landscaping. (and the loss of the Avon lettering)

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A glass negative found earlier today on ebay.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turn-of-the-...item35c3ff2e25
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At this point, I think it's obvious my team isn't in the Super Bowl today. Is my fifth or sixth post....or seventh?

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FOR RENT: Long Skinny building

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LWIZE

The pair of fancy doors on the side seem really odd, especially when you compare them to the rest of the building.


gsv



I mean, the front facade hasn't been touched in years (design wise).


gsv


If the windows on the garage doors are papered over like the front....my guess would be SEX CLUB.


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I have to agree. The only possible use for this building is a SEX CLUB or possibly an ice cream parlor.
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Here's another photo of the Bankers Building showing it's highly unique 'wedding cake' entrance.



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The entire building is absolutely beautiful._____

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http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4801



"Kodak as you go!" "Take Kodak with you!" Someone took the whole building at 643 S. Hill - with them? http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11692



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1930 - Kodak

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1938 - Kodak on Hill Street
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1939


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1939 The other side of Dark Victory (7th Street looking west).

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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 3:52 AM
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Old Calvary Cemetery

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tovanger2, I hope you don't mind if I post a couple items from the links you provided.
(sometimes people skip the outside links)


Absolutely horrible what was done with Maria Ygnacia Pico's remains. Truly sad.
Of course I don't mind boss. I was just worried it would be overwhelming if I pictured everything.

And yes, poor Senora Pico. That story is the best argument ever for cremation. Will people never learn about grave goods?

I hope you checked the last link. The photos of the old gravestones saved from the cemetery are lovely:

http://lashp.remap.ucla.edu/visual/m...lvary+Cemetery


http://lashp.remap.ucla.edu/visual/m...lvary+Cemetery

And actually, I was a little confused about this 1880 photo of the cemetery before it fell into such disarray. Are we looking west here?:

http://lashp.remap.ucla.edu/visual/m...g2_itemId=2848

Another 1880 view:

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics48/00073997.jpg

It's tragic and outrageous that the cemetery wasn't maintained so we could enjoy and learn from it now.

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I have been fascinated by this Warners Theater for some time now. What is the current state of repair? I know the jewelry markets have taken over but are there ever hopes of taking the building back to its original theater function?

Is the inside 'bombed out' or do original details remain? I would love to check it out one day.
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 4:16 AM
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2940 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91121 I see it all the time while driving on the 210 freeway when I head East.



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Not only is it still there, it's even still an Avon building.
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 4:21 AM
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Claude Beelman/Rufus Keeler

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http://www.nileguide.com/destination...HARRIS_SUN.jpg
Sun Realty Bulding, 629 S. Hill St., 1930. It's by Claude Beelman, who also did the Union
Oil Building recently discussed. It seems that all design in L.A. in this period is
interconnected, and very local.
Looks like more of Rufus Keeler's glazed terra cotta cladding work. He collaborated with Beelman on the Eastern Columbia Building
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