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Here's another building I found while searching USC for pictures of South Vermont. The address in the description seems to belong to the photographer: "Photo by Coy Watson Photos / A credit line is appreciated / 118 South Vermont Avenue / Los Angeles 4, Calif. / DRexel 2751". The Mayan Hotel (or Hotel Mayan) was at 3049 W 8th Street.


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The building is now the Mayan Apartments. I was going to post a GSV image, but then I found this better one on loopnet.com. Their description says:

"The Mayan Apartments is a 5-story brick building built in 1926. The building is located west of Vermont Avenue on the northwest corner of 8th Street and New Hampshire Avenue in an extremely strong rental market. The unit mix consists of 129 bachelors, 6 one bedroom/one bath, 1 two-bedroom/one bath, and 1 three-bedroom/two bath unit. Additionally there are 6 commercial storefront units. All apartment units are master metered."


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The main structure of the blade sign is still present on the front, and one word of the roof sign also survives.


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Outstanding job with the panoramas, HossC. Are you using a specific graphics program?
Thanks. I did the GSV panorama using Photomerge on an old version of PhotoShop.
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Steam shovel nymphs?

How 'bout ARCO nymphs, or would it be RKO nymphs?


1929 - Somewhere on RKO lot. (Pre Code.)

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/3963/rec/625




















Nymphs not ready to broadcast "S.O.S." ?


1929

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/3962/rec/619
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Just when I contemplated swearing off dairy . . .


3425 East Colorado Blvd. Milk Delivery from Garden Dairy.


1927

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/2608/rec/50


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The seamier side to LA County in 1931.

Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Viewer discretion advised.


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...ow/7906/rec/16


1931

"E-I E-I O"



























































Truck gardens?
















Actually, your looking at it.






Got "RAW" Milk? (Not for long!)





There's hope.







"211"





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The Sweeter side? (Strangely reminiscent of an infirmiry? "Get well soon!")




1935 - See's Candy Co., 519 Washington Blvd. (Seen this on the DWP site, but maybe not on NLA)


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/3844/rec/80







Did Paul Whiteman frequent See's?






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Looking at the positioning of L.A. County Patriotic Hall in the background, I would say this was the block which is mosty taken by a Chevron Gas Station today. The remainder of the block is mostly part of the Metro Blue Line right-of-way. Those dual torch street lights survived until the early 1980's FYI.


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The Sweeter side? (Strangely reminiscent of an infirmiry? "Get well soon!")




1935 - See's Candy Co., 519 Washington Blvd. (Seen this on the DWP site, but maybe not on NLA)


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/3844/rec/80







Did Paul Whiteman frequent See's?






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Here's another building I found while searching USC for pictures of South Vermont. The address in the description seems to belong to the photographer: "Photo by Coy Watson Photos / A credit line is appreciated / 118 South Vermont Avenue / Los Angeles 4, Calif. / DRexel 2751". The Mayan Hotel (or Hotel Mayan) was at 3049 W 8th Street.


USC Digital Library

The building is now the Mayan Apartments. I was going to post a GSV image, but then I found this better one on loopnet.com. Their description says:

"The Mayan Apartments is a 5-story brick building built in 1926. The building is located west of Vermont Avenue on the northwest corner of 8th Street and New Hampshire Avenue in an extremely strong rental market. The unit mix consists of 129 bachelors, 6 one bedroom/one bath, 1 two-bedroom/one bath, and 1 three-bedroom/two bath unit. Additionally there are 6 commercial storefront units. All apartment units are master metered."


www.loopnet.com

The main structure of the blade sign is still present on the front, and one word of the roof sign also survives.


GSV



Thanks. I did the GSV panorama using Photomerge on an old version of PhotoShop.
The other cool thing in these pics is ...its being fixed up. Hopefully it wont be a cheap job... like we have seen too many times....
Its probably done be now..I wonder if there is a newer pic of it? I will see what I can find.
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Side-by side of the Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne in West Hollywood

Here's a side-by side of the Wurdeman & Becket Streamline Moderne in West Hollywood - 1938 next to 2014. Remarkable to see how little has changed.



Photo credit for B&W photo: Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives
Photo credit for color photo: Hunter Kerhart, http://www.hunterkerhart.com
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Dr Eugene C. Jones WSC Alumni Magazine, 1940

This photo of the Santa Monica Blvd Streamline Moderne appeared in the Washington State College Alumni magazine in 1940. Dr Eugene C Jones was an alumni of WSC.

Love the description: "Into this modernistic building go many personalities of the movie industry whose dogs or cats need expert treatment."

Interesting fact - Welton Becket was born in Seattle, and Wurdeman & Becket both graduated from the University of Washington. Coincidence...?

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The seamier side to LA County in 1931

[QUOTE=Godzilla;6673496]The seamier side to LA County in 1931.

Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Viewer discretion advised.


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...ow/7906/rec/16


1931

"E-I E-I O"




Yummy! What a wonderful first course to a great visual repast. At least the pig looks eager!

Cheers,
Jack

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Next stop, Anachronism Station

I came across this very strange sign in a restaurant recently and it has left me utterly confused.



It's made of wood and the font seems very retro. It has likely been on this wall for many years, if not decades. The elevation figure seems accurate. And yet the listed population is higher than Hollywood has ever had, even up to today. And did Santa Fe even have any lines in Hollywood at all?

How very odd.
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