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OK, I just found this. (but with no information) It looks like someone took it upon themselves to add clothing.


Time to hop in the google-mobile and find this beauty.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/santos/...n/photostream/

It looks like it might be in the same spot but facing a different direction.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Thanks T2. So the clothed one is a replica.


http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/0...y_revealed.php
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:03 PM
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Does anyone have information on this statue and fountain?


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This statue, which is 105 years old, has a very interesting history. I won't post all of it, due to forum rules, but you can read it here (link below):

http://www.metnews.com/articles/2006...ives103006.htm

It's Stephen M. White, the "Father of Los Angeles Harbor."

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The statue was moved to its present location, at the entrance to Cabrillo Beach off Stephen M. White Drive, on Feb 23, 1989. A report in the San Pedro News Pilot says:

“Thanks to the persistence of local residents and family descendants, the 81-year-old bronze statue of the former U.S. senator responsible for locating a federal breakwater in San Pedro was finally unveiled Thursday at its new spot overlooking the now thriving harbor.”
After trying for decades to move the statue, they finally did it!

I love these color photographs e_r. It's the closest to actually being there back then.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:09 PM
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What does 'NO Race Suicide' even mean?
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http://www.nationalcenter.org/TRooseveltMotherhood.html

http://postcardy.blogspot.com/2009/0...-theodore.html

http://protectchoice.org/article.php?id=131


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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 12:02 AM
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LA Trade Tech


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This is the campus of LA Trade Tech College, c. 1958/59. I can pin point to that time because the picture predates the culinary arts’ building that was opened around 61/62. The campus had been converted from the original Polytechnic High School in the mid 50’s. I attended some design classes there from 1960 to 62.
The old buildings that are no longer standing include the old high school gym (white bldg. to extreme left on photo and the engineering design building to the right of the gym (peeking out from behind the three story building that is left of center). Looking at Google Maps, most of the other buildings are still in place. The old original high school was built about 1905 and was replaced by those shown here – I’m guessing after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. There are many photos of that original campus and if I’m not mistaken including some on this forum.
Anyone have more history on the high school as it evolved?
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 12:49 AM
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Thanks T2. So the clothed one is a replica.


http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/0...y_revealed.php
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Uh-huh. The sculptor sells replicas of the replica:

http://bobbiecarlylesculpture.com/SeaSwept.php

"I suggested to the [LAUSD] committee that putting a thin gown on her was a better idea than repeating her nudity as she would be now next to a public school"
-Bobbie Carlyle, sculptor
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 1:13 AM
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This 105 year old statue is Stephen M. White, the "Father of Los Angeles Harbor."

http://www.metnews.com/articles/2006...ives103006.htm
Thank you Matthew. That link is chock-full of information.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 1:16 AM
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This is terribly interesting T2. As horrific as Eugenics was, I still find it fascinating.
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Not that it's a big deal, but mine says we're on 750 pages. What are you other people seeing? -just curious-
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600 pages but I have "view 25 posts per page" set in my options.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 1:46 AM
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This is a view of the City Market wholesale produce complex, bordered by San Pedro, 10th Street, San Julian, and 9th Street. It was founded in 1909 (architects: Morgan & Walls) and was once a bustling center of commerce until supplanted by newer, larger facilities that opened on Olympic and Central in the early 1980's (?).


http://you-are-here.com/downtown/market.html

The structure has been torn down in preparation of a massive re-development effort expect to be completed over the course of 20 years.


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Items are already turning up on ebay...like this porcelain sign. (12 bids so far at $130 dollars)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Porc...item2c6f6d70be



...but I'm mostly interested in this sign. Any clues where this ended up?


J. Mapes
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 1:58 AM
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Living in Los Angeles since 1976 your mystery building is on Wilshire and South Park View. http://goo.gl/maps/Vh2kp Since I was in my before teens I hated that building. I always thought it looked like a beehive! And I still do at my old @$$ 40 years.
That's the American Cement Building, 2404 Wilshire. The American Cement Corporation was headquartered there until the late 70's. I guess the exterior reflects the company's desire to show how "pretty" cement is. It's been lofted and is often used as a shooting location ("Kill Bill",etc).

Masses of pix here:

http://www.cbre.us/o/BeverlyHills/As...chure_0611.pdf


and here:

http://imagelocations.com/locations/category/114/
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 2:14 AM
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The 'mystery' building is on Wilshire and South Park View. http://goo.gl/maps/Vh2kp Since I was in my teens I hated that building.
I always thought it looked like a beehive!
Thanks so-cal-bear. To be honest I don't mind this mid-century building at all; in fact I kind of like it. (despite the podium)
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 5:26 AM
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What a travesty to tear down the old court building
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 5:31 AM
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Dang! It looks worse!
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 2:34 PM
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Los Angeles Herald 1905

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

This reminds me, thanks for the information on Dolgeville CityBoyDoug.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 2:53 PM
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screen-grab from The Exiles 1961.

1956 city directory

http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections





-notice the globe light with the word hotel. (I'm still trying to figure out where this is exactly) -probably on main st. as well


screen-grab The Exiles 1961
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 3:22 PM
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today

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I was hoping to find an oil well behind it.
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I found this slide earlier this month on ebay.

Los Angeles


-pretty cool huh.
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noirish photo shoot

Martha Vickers

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