HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #51461  
Old Posted May 22, 2019, 8:41 PM
FredH's Avatar
FredH FredH is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 675
[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;8580128]2717 Altura Avenue, La Crescenta, California. Pre-flood photo. [c.1931]


Ebay


I believe this little house has survived but there is no way to get a closer look at it.

Was there, at one time, a street between (and running parallel with) Prospect and Altura Avenues? (you can see a line)
The way it is now, 2717 Altura is three house in from the actual street. ...How did that happen?



Check it out for yourself HERE

And if that line between Prospect & Altura used to be an alleyway...it still doesn't make much sense.




Here's why I think it's the same house. (the porch roof appears to match)
.................................................................................................................................SOUTH is at the top.

gsv / NORTH is at the bottom.






Looks like they have a community driveway back to the house. They are pretty far in.


Google Street View
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51462  
Old Posted May 22, 2019, 9:43 PM
Lwize Lwize is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 293
How 'bout An Old CD of Noirishers.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51463  
Old Posted May 22, 2019, 10:31 PM
Noir_Noir Noir_Noir is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 233


Or you could go down the old cartological route -


A baist of noirishers.

or

A sanborn of noirishers.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51464  
Old Posted May 22, 2019, 11:42 PM
Scott Charles's Avatar
Scott Charles Scott Charles is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noir_Noir View Post


Or you could go down the old cartological route -


A baist of noirishers.

or

A sanborn of noirishers.

Now those I like!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51465  
Old Posted May 22, 2019, 11:43 PM
Handsome Stranger's Avatar
Handsome Stranger Handsome Stranger is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 344
Can we reach a consensus on the collective noun for Noirishers? It would be nice to resolve this matter so that we can begin bickering over the design of our softball team shirt.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51466  
Old Posted May 22, 2019, 11:44 PM
Scott Charles's Avatar
Scott Charles Scott Charles is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredH View Post
Looks great. Thanks. Scott Charles

Questions for Beaudry:

Also, can you make out what was written here:

Thanks, FredH!

I'm trying to figure out that writing, too. Can't wait to see a good scan of the image to see what it actually says.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51467  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 12:12 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,437
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossC View Post
What is the building in the center of Central Park? I thought it was a fountain but the color suggests otherwise.

.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51468  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 12:31 AM
Lwize Lwize is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noir_Noir View Post


Or you could go down the old cartological route -


A baist of noirishers.

or

A sanborn of noirishers.

Or maybe use the noirist of noirish streets - by shear volume of name drops in literally a million posts here:

A Beaudry of Noirishers!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51469  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 1:08 AM
Noir_Noir Noir_Noir is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredH View Post

Also, can you make out what was written here:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Charles View Post
Thanks, FredH!

I'm trying to figure out that writing, too. Can't wait to see a good scan of the image to see what it actually says.


I'm seeing the words Realt(y) and BREA.

I'll take a stab at the billboard advertising a company like this one.



rescarta.lapl.org

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51470  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 3:43 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,437

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA View Post
OK, not sure about the rocks....(but they do call it Rock Crescenta).
I lived up in Montrose for about 20 years and know the area well. The house is a survivor. It was built in 1920 and it doesn't look like it moved, even during the flood. The straight line behind it is just the property line and maybe an easement. On the other side of Rosemont(which becomes Roselawn south on Honolulu) is Evelyn, but it doesn't continue past Rosemont. Here's the 1944 aerial view from Framefinders:

via Framfinder
I added in the street names, the location of the La Crescenta School and where the freeway is now. Our little house is circled.
and a zoomed in view:


Our little house is three lots above Raymond. It's in the same place it is now, and there may be a house in front of it(it's hard to tell).

ETA: CORRECTION, it should be Fairway, not Fairfield. (I now live in eternal shame.)

Thanks for your help, BillinGlendaleCA. I appreciate it.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-


I am pretty sure we have seen this newspaper illustration/map on nla. (it was a looong time ago)

It's so cool I thought I'd post it again.
.....................................................................LA CRESCENTA - MONTROSE FLOOD, NEW YEARS DAY 1934

adventuresofrustywaters

You can see the complete front page HERE.....Once there, click on the newspaper and it becomes HUGE!

.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51471  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 3:58 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,437
I just happened upon this rppc. (real picture postcard)



csun / oviat library

Can you imagine the power it took to move that huge boulder down from the mountains!



I would be like.......



Oh ShiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiT !

.

Last edited by ethereal_reality; May 23, 2019 at 9:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51472  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 4:20 AM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 14,437
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Charles View Post
Cool, I look forward to seeing them!

In the meantime, here's the best I was able to accomplish with such a low-res image:

Thanks so much Scott Charles. It looks great for what you had to work with (a bad scan).

It will be fun to compare with Beaudry's actual photograph.


p.s. I still think that's Clio.

Last edited by ethereal_reality; May 23, 2019 at 9:12 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51473  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 4:58 AM
odinthor's Avatar
odinthor odinthor is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 830
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noir_Noir View Post



It's nice to put names to familiar though blurry faces. I think this is Claire and Clio - the Heller sisters.

Here in their early twenties living with mum and dad, Charles and Cecelia, at 741 W. 11th Street in 1930. They were living there when the pictures were taken.



rescarta.lapl.org


Dad Charles maybe had a thing about moving buildings. He had one moved himself in 1923.



http://ladbsdoc.lacity.org
_________________________

A little more on our Hellers:


Building permit in LA Times 5/19/1912 via ProQuest via CSULB Library



LA Times 9/22/1930 via ProQuest via CSULB Library


But nothing on Clio.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51474  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 5:13 AM
CaliNative CaliNative is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger View Post
Can we reach a consensus on the collective noun for Noirishers? It would be nice to resolve this matter so that we can begin bickering over the design of our softball team shirt.
How about a pall of noirishers?

Brew 102 brewery has been mentioned recently. When was it torn down, and when did the brand go away? I remember driving by the brewery on the 101 just east of City Hall as late as the 1970s, maybe early 1980s (?). Why was it called Brew 102--what is 102? Did they try 102 formulations before hitting on the right one?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51475  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 3:17 PM
oldstuff oldstuff is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
2717 Altura Avenue, La Crescenta, California. Pre-flood photo. [c.1931]


Ebay


I believe this little house has survived but there is no way to get a closer look at it.

Was there, at one time, a street between (and running parallel with) Prospect and Altura Avenues? (you can see a line)
The way it is now, 2717 Altura is three house in from the actual street. ...How did that happen?



Check it out for yourself HERE

And if that line between Prospect & Altura used to be an alleyway...it still doesn't make much sense.




Here's why I think it's the same house. (the porch roof appears to match)
.................................................................................................................................SOUTH is at the top.

gsv / NORTH is at the bottom.








Also...what's up with the rocks on top of the porch?


DETAIL

Ward off evil spirits?

.
didn't we have a similar situation about a year ago with regard to something that ran in the middle of the block where there were a lot of small houses clustered around? in the case of the Altura Avenue house, it was built in 1920. It was apparently part of what was called Parrago Tract, but I don't have time right now to research it. The little road that looks like it was once a street, is probably access which was put in later to allow fire trucks to get in the area.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51476  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 5:20 PM
Martin Pal Martin Pal is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noir_Noir View Post
I'm seeing the words Realt(y) and BREA.

I'll take a stab at the billboard advertising a company like this one.
___________________________________________________________________

I think E_R should open an office and call it Ethereal Realty.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51477  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 6:27 PM
Martin Pal Martin Pal is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,750
Lwize, Noir_Noir and CaliNative additions included.
Compilation post: HERE.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger View Post
Can we reach a consensus on the collective noun for Noirishers?
_________________________________________________________________
There are currently 45 suggestions.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger View Post
It would be nice to resolve this matter so that we can begin bickering over the design of our softball team shirt.
_________________________________________________________________

And shorts?

LAPLviaKCET
Hollywood All Stars premiered their new uniforms April 1st (yes, April Fools Day)
in 1950 and wore then through 1953. I'm guessing sliding into 2nd base was drastically reduced.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51478  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 6:34 PM
SHERIFFPAUL's Avatar
SHERIFFPAUL SHERIFFPAUL is offline
History Detective
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hollywood California
Posts: 105
Los Angeles Noirish Bureau

Quote:
Originally Posted by sadykadie2 View Post
How about a "Fright" of Noirishers?
Los Angeles Noirish Bureau
Contributors will be addressed as LNB Agents
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51479  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 7:16 PM
Martin Pal Martin Pal is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,750
I remember some color Hollywood area photos posted once concerning a flood that occurred in 1962 when mud washed down into the area from the hills. I don't recall these were posted anywhere though (didn't find them in a search, but I couldn't find those others I mentioned, either).

Hollywood Blvd. outside the Music Box Theatre, aka the Pix Theatre, aka the Henry Fonda Theatre. On the left, the Hollywood Gun Shop.

Sean Ault via L.A. Theatres

Sergeants 3 is playing at the Pix, starring, it appears, the entire Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

A Closer Look: Pantages blade sign on the right. On the left: Eddie's Food Cocktails, a "Hotel" blade sign (don't recall a Hotel there...)*** ...and a yellow and green sign that says "Blue Chip Stamps." Maybe it's blue, not green? Also a row of those Hollywood street lamps with orange stars on them.

***Thanks to HossC (post below) one can see atop the Hotel blade sign it says "Hastings" for Hastings Hotel. With the condensed nature of the photo, I thought the Hotel was almost next to the Pix, but now see it wasn't from the photo below. (Also, the Pix is the Fox in that photo.) Hastings Hotel aka Regent aka Vermillion. Also thanks to NoirNoir for more Hastings info and photo.




A newspaper photo of the damage.

VLA Facebook Page

Last edited by Martin Pal; May 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM. Reason: additional info from HossC and NoirNoir
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51480  
Old Posted May 23, 2019, 9:07 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,816


Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin Pal View Post

A Closer Look: Pantages blade sign on the right. On the left: Eddie's Food Cocktails, a "Hotel" blade sign (don't recall a Hotel there...)
In 1962, it was the Hotel Hastings or the Hastings Hotel of Hollywood or some variation thereof. Here's an earlier incarnation which I posted back in 2013. I think we were trying to figure out which hotel window one of e_r's Ebay finds was taken from.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HossC View Post

Then I remembered the various vintage camera car movies on YouTube. The second video I tried was Hollywood Blvd 1957. It yielded this picture.


YouTube/Getty Images

The 1956 CD lists the Hotel Vermillion/Vermillion Hotel at 6162 Hollywood Boulevard. Back in the 1942 CD, the Hotel Regent was at 6162 Hollywood Boulevard.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts

Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 4:02 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.