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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 2:30 AM
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excellent FW.
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Strike at Sycamore Cleaners in 1934.
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I was able to locate the address in the 1939 Los Angeles City Directory.






..so could this be the same building?
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-beneath the tree branch on the left I detect a familiar architectural ornament.
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Yep, there it is, and it matches perfectly with the 1934 'strike' photograph.
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So what about the tall building in the distance that's visible in both the 1934 photo and in this contemporary street view?



It's a 11 story Bekins Building that dates back to 1926. (1025 N. Highland Ave.)

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Here's a 1926 view showing the roof-top twin radio towers (visible in the 1934 Sycamore Cleaners strike photo)

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/

above: (Not to be confused with the 14 story 1928 Beverly Blvd. Bekins with it's roof-top speakeasies)



Contemporary view.

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..and one more

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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 2:32 AM
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Hey e_r, I recently started going through the thread from the beginning again. I was surprised (but maybe shouldn't have been) to see that you actually had the recently-discussed Montebello Park in a post of yours from 2010.
lol. Good eye Tetsu . I guess I didn't notice it waaaaay back in 2010.

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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 4:12 AM
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More Bivouac

We've seen the Bivouac (2401 Wilshire) several times before:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1817
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1818
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1863
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19329

Here are two more (unsepiaed) photos, including a rare interior view:

Art Institute of Chicago -- http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cd...id/10960/rec/2


Art Institute of Chicago -- http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/cd.../id/9765/rec/3

Architect John Paul Krempel (1861-1933), who later partnered with Walter Erkes (1884-1961), also designed the post-bombing LA Times building for General Otis.
Some Krempel/Erkes buildings remain, like the Matthias Apartments on the SW corner of 18th and Flower and Engine Co. No. 28 at 644 S. Figueroa.

Info:
http://books.google.com/books?id=0hc...rempel&f=false
https://digital.lib.washington.edu/a...rchitects/189/
https://digital.lib.washington.edu/a...rchitects/871/
http://www.lafire.com/stations/FS028..._1913-1969.htm (mostly cool photos)
http://www.lafire.com/stations/FS028...Collection.htm (mostly cool photos)
http://www.engineco.com/history
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 4:21 AM
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I'm still trying to decipher this rppc.

tar paper house.

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sent to....or from?


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That's 3438 Sabina, not Sabrina, and I would guess it was the destination address. The property seems to have just barely survived the coming of the 60 freeway. It is marked as 3438 1/2 Sabina - the front end of the property got a chunk sliced off, leaving only the housing at the back.
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Thanks for posting this postcard view. As a child, I spent the better part of three summers at the Westwood Manor. My family would travel out to LA from Texas usually on the old Sunset Limited. My grandmother accompanied us, but she preferred to stay at the Miramar in Santa Monica where she would play cards with other old ladies every afternoon. We had family living in the Westwood area, so these long vacations included lots of time spent with relatives. There was only one tall building on that stretch of Wilshire, the apartment building on the NW corner of Beverly Glen and Wilshire. It was usually shrouded in smog circa 1951/52/53. I used to love the smell of smoggy air. Go figure.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2014, 3:01 PM
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There's an interesting article in today's Los Angeles Times about the PacMutual complex.

http://www.latimes.com/business/real...#axzz2xAoQFqqa


walknridela.com
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not sure if we're looking north or south.
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Does anyone know where the Aero Industries Techical Institute was located?

Los Angeles

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I see mountains in the distance on the left. (Baldwin Hills?)
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This is one of Walt Disney's several offices....There was one on display at Disneyland a few years ago. Many of the really wonderful displays that were at Disneyland are long gone.

Christopher Long, a professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin (he wrote the magazine article on Weber you posted quotes from) has written a full length biography of Kem Weber, which will come out later this year. I had a chance to read the draft, and it is SUPERB! The illustrations are really wonderful too. Long has written previously about Paul T. Frankl, as well as Adolph Loos and Josef Frank...
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Does anyone know where the Aero Industries Techical Institute was located?

Los Angeles

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I see mountains in the distance on the left. (Baldwin Hills?)
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Still there!


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Listed at 5245 W San Fernando Rd in '38 and '39 CDs
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That's an amazing doorway with the stylized wing and circle. So cool!
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...to be honest I'm a bit jealous I didn't locate the old Aero-School GW,


so I thought I'd check out the site myself just for fun.

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Here's the view from Sperry Street showing the rounded end of the north building.

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And on the opposite end of the property there's this stand-alone pylon.

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kudos for the discovery GW!
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ouch!



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How did this not scar your face?

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Florentine Gardens souvenir photo folder




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It would be interesting to know the story behind this group photo.

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5846 San Fernando Road, Glendale


I noticed this little survivor while looking for Aero Industries...


Good shots of the school complex, ER. I was surprised to see that the buildings survived at all--pretty amazing that the lone pylon wasn't knocked down by a truck or something, somewhere along the line.
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lol. I can't believe you posted that photo. I saw the little animal hospital too and was going to post it (honest!).
We're in the same groove today GW.
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Movie director King Vidor driving a rather peculiar car. There's not much to it in the rear.


http://acertaincinema.com/

Is the round thing (that resembles a giant hand held mirror) in front of him a windshield?
..and is that small seat attached to the running board? Maybe this was used in filming.

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lol. I can't believe you posted that photo. I saw the little animal hospital too and was going to post it (honest!).
We're in the same groove today GW.
That has been a vet's office for some time. I remember taking our cat there in the 60's. I don't remember what it was before that time.
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Great Dean/Googie's post Godzilla!

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In this photo I noticed a place called “The Numbers” if you look to the left of the couple in the color photo. It was a nightclub bar/restaurant. There doesn’t seem to be much info, or any photos, online, but apparently that was a notorious, famous, or infamous place, depending on who’s writing about it, and became known as a hustler bar where older men would go and exchange (or pick-up) numbers of young men. Literally and figuratively, I guess. Indications are it was known world-wide and celebrities could often be seen there. Apparently this location closed several years ago and tried to relocate in another West Hollywood area, briefly changing the name to Digits and then back to Numbers and now closed. I guess, with the advent of computers and the internet, a place like this to meet, gather and exchange info isn’t a necessity anymore? In it’s day it seems that its location was attractive to many men, as if they got a parking ticket, or worse, it wasn’t in a “gay neighborhood.”

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Had Dean lasted long enough he would have seen Googies turn into Pippy's
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aVsPSwVzoi...0/schwabs2.jpg http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15412
And the drugstore turn into SCHWAB'S PHAPMACY.
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side view




and most interesting, the back.






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