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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 6:30 AM
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Graybeard: I believe these photos were from over at the north end of the Hill Street tunnel.


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Yes that’s correct, but the tunnels get confusing. But I'm glad I had the opportunity to go thru all of them including the subway…
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 8:47 AM
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Did anyone see this go down today? Apparently one of KHJ's old towers down by Fairfax and Venice took the big sleep this afternoon:



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My time in the principal's office...


Logan Street School

Quick update on our quest for an image of the elusive wooden building at Logan Street School. Talked to the school several times yesterday and this morning. Was passed around, as no one was sure what to do with me. This morning the principal, Mr. Ochoa, put me on the phone with Mr. Gonzales his right hand man. Serendipity ensued. No one could recall, off the top of their collective head, a picture of the building BUT Mr. Gonzales, in preparation for this year's 125th anniversary (yeah 125, I had no idea) has been given the task of going through several thick albums of pictures of the school AND to coordinate offers from 'many' alumni to loan or donate pictures from family scrapbooks that go back 'generations'. He has high hopes we'll get our picture. We have traded email addresses and he's going to hopefully give me a periodic update over the next several weeks as to our progress. Also offered up access to other interesting historic shots of the school. I, of course, said yes.

EDIT: the 125th anniversary must be for LAUSD, not Logan Street.
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 4:03 PM
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Logan Street School

Quick update on our quest for an image of the elusive wooden building at Logan Street School. Talked to the school several times yesterday and this morning. Was passed around, as no one was sure what to do with me. This morning the principal, Mr. Ochoa, put me on the phone with Mr. Gonzales his right hand man. Serendipity ensued. No one could recall, off the top of their collective head, a picture of the building BUT Mr. Gonzales, in preparation for this year's 125th anniversary (yeah 125, I had no idea) has been given the task of going through several thick albums of pictures of the school AND to coordinate offers from 'many' alumni to loan or donate pictures from family scrapbooks that go back 'generations'. He has high hopes we'll get our picture. We have traded email addresses and he's going to hopefully give me a periodic update over the next several weeks as to our progress. Also offered up access to other interesting historic shots of the school. I, of course, said yes.

EDIT: the 125th anniversary must be for LAUSD, not Logan Street.
Michael...wow this is great...and although I don't have any photos of the school I've still got some visuals locked up between my ears so I could help and as I mentioned I will be happy to make a contribution to help cover some of their costs. Anyway, I agree, at 125 years the school would have been built in 1888 and there was nothing in the area north of Echo Park (which was called reservoir no. 2 as I recall) that would warrent that big old barn. Logan Street wasn't even there. So thank you!!! You do know how to get in and dig...
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 9:31 PM
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Michael...wow this is great...and although I don't have any photos of the school I've still got some visuals locked up between my ears so I could help and as I mentioned I will be happy to make a contribution to help cover some of their costs. Anyway, I agree, at 125 years the school would have been built in 1888 and there was nothing in the area north of Echo Park (which was called reservoir no. 2 as I recall) that would warrent that big old barn. Logan Street wasn't even there. So thank you!!! You do know how to get in and dig...
Ivanhoe School in Silver Lake was founded in 1889 but it also seems like there was little to nothing there at the time. There is only one house noticeably still intact from that era - a little Victorian behind Broome Street on Rowena. Maybe they both were just really small one room schoolhouse affairs originally.
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 9:41 PM
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Ivanhoe School in Silver Lake was founded in 1889 but it also seems like there was little to nothing there at the time. There is only one house noticeably still intact from that era - a little Victorian behind Broome Street on Rowena. Maybe they both were just really small one room schoolhouse affairs originally.
Good point, Silverlaker...it could have started out as a little bldg. and grew to that big barn later. BTW, I could have used the name Edendaler. I was born on Ewing street just over the hill from the lake...my father and older brother went to clifford st school, but we moved closer to echo park just as i turned 5.
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Interesting apartment building in the heart of Westwood Village:


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Description provided on the library's web page:

Westwood Village-Residences-Apartment buildings
Date 1939.
Exterior view of the Landfair Apartments, "Modernistic Apartment Houses," located at Ophir Drive and Glenrock. Apartments were built in 1937/1938. Architect: Richard Neutra. "Composed of two one-story, five-room flats on the east side and six more compact two-story apartments to the west, the Landfair was in essence a block of densely packed row houses with staggered set-backs, unit by unit augmenting the effect of separate juxtaposed entities. A stairway led from the living, dining, and kitchen areas on the first floor of each of the smaller units to baths and bedrooms on the second floor, with related stairs leading from each apartment to the roof-garden sundecks. All occupants shared the common back garden."


The building is still there, and looks pretty much the same.


Google Street View


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I wonder if the residents are still allowed to use the "roof-garden sundecks". Doesn't look like it. It also looks like the "common back garden" may have been divided up.
"Tiered" effect reminded me of another "still-here" building that may not have received attention in this thread: Dunsmuir Flats, circa '38, by Architect Gregory Ain. (1281 S Dunsmuir)

Per article, Architect Ain worked for/with Richard Neutra and was no doubt influenced thereby. http://rogershepherd.com/WIW/solution7/ain2.html


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excellent modernist's apartments.
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A guest's view from the Statler Hotel in 1957, showing the aging buildings along Potter Park Avenue. (sorry for the hideously green watermark)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sli...item5d3ad771ea

The Beck Hotel and Apartments, previously known as the Schermerhorn Inn, is the building above 'bitt' in the watermark.





...and yes, we have explored these building before.

Beck Hotel aka Schermerhorn Inn

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12181


Link to the excellent post on the Potter Park Avenue area by Flyingwedge.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12197

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Can anyone tell me where the Lane-Wells Co. was located? (Oct. 13, 1934)


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In 1947 they were in Pasadena.
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2013, 12:36 AM
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hmm...interesting. The company must have diversified.

I wonder where the 1934 oil field was located?
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NOIR:
A truly despicable crime from 1967. The murders remain unsolved.


Two young sisters from Altadena kidnapped and murdered.


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hmm...interesting. The company must have diversified.

I wonder where the 1934 oil field was located?
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In 1932, Bill Lane and Walt Wells invented bullet gun perforating and formed the Lane-Wells Company in Vernon, California. They performed their first job on Union Oil's La Merced #17 well in Los Angeles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Hughes
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2013, 1:50 AM
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Thank you for the info. Graybeard
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Montebello Oil Field, Merced Tract

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Can anyone tell me where the Lane-Wells Co. was located? (Oct. 13, 1934)


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The La Merced Tract is part of the Montebello Oil Field & may be the location in the old pic:

http://losangelesrevisited.blogspot....llo-hills.html

Much of it has been redeveloped, but it's still pumping:

google maps

And thank you Graybeard, fascinating info at the link you posted.

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Old Posted Mar 1, 2013, 3:58 AM
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That's great tovanger2!! THX.
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This photograph, from Page 20, has a clear view of the house.
This populous scene was imaged by noted photographer Max Yavno --a favorite of mine.
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The La Merced Tract is part of the Montebello Oil Field & may be the location in the old pic:

http://losangelesrevisited.blogspot....llo-hills.html

Much of it has been redeveloped, but it's still pumping:

google maps

And thank you Graybeard, fascinating info at the link you posted.
Some of the hills in the photo look really high, i'm wondering if this might be in the Brea Canyon oil field...
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Capitol Milling - Through the Years

1889

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Early Chinatown

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1973 - Screen grab of Jack Lemmon and Jack Gilford

Save The Tiger, Paramount Pictures

Still there today:

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