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This post started out as a simple "then and now", but soon grew. This first picture is looking north up Western Avenue at 6th in 1924. The building on the far left is still there, and I'll return to it below.


USC Digital Library

A couple of years later and the new Pacific-Southwest Trust and Savings Bank branch on the northeast corner of Western and 6th is nearly finished.


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Around the proverbial corner at 636 North Western was Dr. Scott's Dog and Cat Hospital. Quick Sign Service too! (Or maybe this was a branch office. See Below.)



1925


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../68356/rec/150




1925 (Beverly Hills)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/4608/rec/128















Part of the Gravy Train?

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With the recent posts of Hamburger restaurants, my recurring thought appears -- am I the only one that has never found the appeal of dining in an automobile?

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Dark Passage. (Forget that it was set in SF, some of it was shot on the Warner Lot in Burbank.)
Not a Los Angeles based noir, but this noir film is one of my favorites; always found it fascinating. Bogart, Bacall, Agnes Moorehead... There is a website ( http://reelsf.com/ ) that goes through films shot in San Francisco and shows stills from the films and where they were filmed and what they look like today. It is very meticulous, down to analyzing the backdrops in the apartment set in Dark Passage which, as noted, were filmed at Warners.

Does anyone know if there's a comparable site for films set in Los Angeles?

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Since 3940dxer's cycling tour of LA last summer, the old Heinz building has been smartened up and turned into a restaurant called Fifty Seven. The only external signage seems to be this relatively subtle neon lettering on a pillar.


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GW also wrote about these buildings in post #10023.
HossC, thanks for this post! A group of us have an acquaintance who was born in 1957 and is turning fifty-seven this year! This would be a great suggestion to celebrate that birthday in! Unique!
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Spade meets Mr. Nixon ??

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GW: If my search skills don't improve, I may consider the impossible or change my name to Beaudry!



Panorama City Welcomes Dick Nixon!
Sure looks like Spade Cooley! (Yes, a previous NLA topic)



Is the photo Spade or someone else? Looks like Spade to me....western suit, boots and his band members on site.

Western Swing musician Spade Cooley was indicted on April 26, 1961 by a Kern County grand jury for the April 3 murder of his wife at the couple's Willow Springs home.

Spade was convicted of first-degree murder by a Kern County, CA jury on August 21, 1961 after unexpectedly withdrawing an insanity plea. He was spared death in the gas chamber and sentenced to life in prison.

Was Spade on 90 day parole before he was sent to prison? He meets Nixon after he was convicted? Historically all of this is interesting and most curious.
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Normandy Towers 1238 3/4 Poinsettia Place
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater


Another "proverbial" around the corner connection.


1959 - Murder suspect trapped in 1114 North Poinsettia Drive.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../68875/rec/119









http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../68875/rec/119





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Dr. Scott's Dog and Cat Hospital.

1925 (Beverly Hills)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/4608/rec/128
351 Foothill Road is still there and still an animal hospital. Googling the address gives results for Dr Shipp’s Animal Hospital and the Amanda Foundation - both names appear on the circular sign outside. The latter is described as "the only non-profit animal charity in the Los Angeles area to own and operate our own full service Veterinary practice."


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BTW, the Quick Sign Service store at 636 N Western has the name Renfro at the top of the window. The 1926 CD names the owner as Leonard E Renfro.

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HossC, thanks for this post! A group of us have an acquaintance who was born in 1957 and is turning fifty-seven this year! This would be a great suggestion to celebrate that birthday in! Unique!
Glad I could help - it sounds perfect .
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Is the photo Spade or someone else? Looks like Spade to me....western suit, boots and his band members on site.

Western Swing musician Spade Cooley was indicted on April 26, 1961 by a Kern County grand jury for the April 3 murder of his wife at the couple's Willow Springs home.

Spade was convicted of first-degree murder by a Kern County, CA jury on August 21, 1961 after unexpectedly withdrawing an insanity plea. He was spared death in the gas chamber and sentenced to life in prison.

Was Spade on 90 day parole before he was sent to prison? He meets Nixon after he was convicted? Historically all of this is interesting and most curious.



The source suggests the compliation of photos is a mish mash of dates from both the '56 and '60 presidential campaigns. One of the photos bears a November '61 date. However, it is likely that the Spade Cooley photo was before the '60 election and thus, would have predated Mrs. Cooley's alleged "fall in the shower" by many months. Per Wiki, curious allegations regarding Roy Rogers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spade_Cooley

Pat Brady, Nellybelle, Bullet and Trigger?

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Oh, also I was walking around the neighborhood yesterday and noticed they had painted and put up new awnings on this building and the one next to it at Western and 6th Street. The buildings are now a grey with black and white trim and accents.

Thanks for the update, Mr. Swink. I can't help thinking that they should have continued the light gray down to the sidewalk and replaced the stonework around the main entrance.

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Is the photo Spade or someone else? Looks like Spade to me....western suit, boots and his band members on site.

Your prior post on subject: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=16764

Spade


Mr.. and Mrs. Spade
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Is it me, or were upper floors removed from this building?
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I agree that it looks that way, but I think that's down to the most recent paint scheme. Compare it with the 2011 image below. I haven't managed to find any vintage pictures of the building either with or without extra floors. The property websites suggest a build date of 1930.


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Can you confirm whether Westside H. occupied the Green Spray building? (As well as WH building additional structures to the North?) Not being familiar with Westside's inner-workings, was it equipped for performing major surgeries and trauma cases, or did it cater mostly toward a different type of care? The Marilyn connection is an interesting footnote. Was this common knowledge at the time so that other "troubled" celebrities sought sanctuary there (as opposed to other facilities)?
Yes, Godzilla, Westside Hospital occupied the Green Spray building. As I recall, the hospital laboratories were in that space.

I was at that hospital a couple of times in the mid-eighties - certainly nothing remarkable about it then. Nursing home clientele, no Marilyn, typical community hospital of its time.

Here is a Bing bird's-eye view of the place, and you can see by comparing the roof in the 1930s views, it's the same building today.

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