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Old Posted Mar 2, 2014, 9:32 PM
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In honor of tonight's Academy Awards.


interior of the Kodak Theater
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It's the Dolby theater Mr! Thank you very much! A hell of a pain in the @! to drive near there today due to closures and the rain.
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2014, 11:08 PM
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Smith Bros Truck Co. 1930 @ 1704 East 16th street

Dick Whittington col.

I think I see more solid-rubber tires in this photo of the construction of the east end of the Hollywood Subway. That's Olive Street running left to right above the tunnel; at the left edge of the photo is a bit of the Hotel Trenton, mid-block between 4th and 5th. To the right of that is the former site of the Olive Street School, and to the right of that is the turreted Fremont Hotel at 4th and Olive. The Rose Mansion on the SW corner of 4th and Grand is behind and to the left of the Fremont. I believe construction on the subway project began in 1924, not 1925:

From La Reina -- Los Angeles in Three Centuries (Security Trust and Savings Bank, 1929) @ HathiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...ew=1up;seq=186

One of the buildings taken out by the construction was the Hotel Munn:
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2014, 11:14 PM
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so-cal-bear, just keeping you guys on your toes.





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much more lush today.

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More hard rubber


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Early Moreland trucks were equipped with the Moreland gasifier, allowing them to burn cheap distillate fuel (apparently similar to kerosene).


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Moreland trucks were Los Angeles's own, built early on in Burbank, later in the city istself. Sources cite the Burbank factory as being at San Fernando and Alameda—the intersection is now generic American CVS/Rite Aid Walgreens—no sign of Moreland today.



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Inside the Moreland factory.


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A collage of overhead photos showing automobile assembly plants located in the Long Beach and South Bay areas. In the 1930's all of the major U.S. automakers built assembly plants in the L.A. area in order to save on shipping costs. Shown are plants of: Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Corp., General Motors Corp., Willys-Overland Motors, Inc., Studebaker Corp., and Moreland Motor Truck Co.
The Moreland factory pictured is in Burbank.


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The Moreland L.A. salesrooms were down at Main and 24th streets.


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GW, I nearly forgot to thank you for all your LA Times articles about the Produce Terminal and Federal Cold Storage building - they add a huge amount of background info.


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The picture below is part of a trio titled "Sign boards, Southern California, 1927". No location is given.


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In the foreground there's a sign for Arlington Avenue. No name is visible on the paperhanging business, so the inset business name (from the 1927 CD) is a guess. However, the next picture places the location on West Vernon, so the address is about right.


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I can be more certain of the name of this business as it appears on the side of the building. It's also the reason I'm confident that we're looking at West Vernon.


Detail of picture above/LAPL

Here's the current Google Streetview image of West Vernon from Arlington.


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Moving to just west of 2nd Avenue, the old H G McElheney building is still there at 2406 West Vernon.


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There's no way of telling the original color from the B/W picture above, but I'd wager that it wasn't pink! Strip away the bars and it still looks pretty intact.


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Old Posted Mar 2, 2014, 11:43 PM
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The symbol/logo on this truck caught my eye. It resembles Neptune's trident upside-down.
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I believe that's an early Mack Truck logo...
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Moreland trucks were Los Angeles's own, built early on in Burbank, later in the city istself. Sources cite the Burbank factory as being at San Fernando and Alameda—the intersection is now generic American CVS/Rite Aid Walgreens—no sign of Moreland today.

Here's a larger picture of the Moreland Truck Company circa 1929.


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They certainly were at San Fernando and Alameda. Most of the factory buildings hadn't changed much by the time this 1954 aerial was taken, although the surrounding lots are all now occupied. The main factory building on E Alameda appears to survive at least until 1980, but I don't know what business it housed.


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Cradle Snatchers 1927, seven reels 6,281 feet. (missing reel 4, and part of 3)
Directed by Howard Hawks.



shorty p.j.s

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everyone's favorite 'fancy pants' Franklin Pangborn

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not sure who these player are. (at first I thought the woman was Joan Crawford)

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In this instance, I believe the stage players are a bit more interesting than the players in the film (except maybe Franklin Pangborn)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_Snatchers

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not sure who these player are. (at first I thought the woman was Joan Crawford)

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Looks like Arthur Lake--aka Dagwood Bumstead--to me; not sure who she is if it isn't Joan Crawford.
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Wasn't Arthur Lake mixed up in some noirish shenanigans?
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I was actually looking for pictures of Mack Trucks when I stumbled onto this one titled "Aerial view of the Mack Motor Truck Company in Los Angeles, ca.1925".


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A quick look through the City Directories, and I only found an address on E 7th Street that didn't look right. Then I tried searching for "Hammond Lumber" which appears on the roof sign of the building across the road. That stood at 2010 S Alameda. Imagine my surprise when I found the whole Mack Trucks factory still standing at 2001 S Alameda (albeit without the watertank).


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The front and rear buildings now belong to Forever 21.


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Here's the Hammond Lumber Company advert from the 1926 CD.


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Old Posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:55 AM
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The symbol/logo on this truck caught my eye. It resembles Neptune's trident upside-down.
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It is the "Badge"/"Emblem" used by the Mack Truck Company before they adopted the "Bulldog." Don't think it had any meaning beyond being an unusual "M" for Mack.
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Nuway Laundry, 797 Towne Ave.

"Best Family Style" - a stone's throw from Stanton's Saratoga Chips.


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The Fuller Paint Warehouse on San Fernando Road in Lincoln Heights.


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below: The Fuller Paint Co. Warehouse by Morgan, Walls & Clements 1925


http://www.you-are-here.com/building/fuller_paint.html






The Fuller Paint Co. Warehouse reinvented as Alta Lofts. My mouth dropped open when I saw this make-over. At first I thought it was photoshopped.. but it isn't.


http://www.livealta.com/blog/tag/alt...s-now-selling/

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Source indicates Long Beach. Anyone recognize the background building?

'Ol No. 36. Probably not the quickest rig in Long Beach or Santa Anita.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PRYXM1XI15.jpg


This Delivery truck's lack of a windshield "may" have been designed to cheat the wind. It also prevented the operator from claiming his vision was impaired due to dirty glass.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G225XC361A.jpg


Union Ice Co. - California's oldest ice maker per LAT http://articles.latimes.com/1987-07-...07_1_union-ice (Several So Cal locations including this Vernon site: 2970 E 50th St.)

Location and date unk.

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Sigh,
The once manly Mack truck factory has been reduced to making clothing for 14 year old girls. Great shots of the Burbank Moreland Truck factory. I have an elderly friend in Los Angeles that bought many of Watt Morelands personal effects from Morelands granddaughter.

Watt Morelands house 1763 Buckingham road

(Whittington)


Speaking of Hammond Lumber..

(Whittington)

The Hammond truck is a Fageol...that became Peterbilt in 1939

Cheers,Pat

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Slow motion....

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Source indicates Long Beach. Anyone recognize the background building?




This Delivery truck's lack of a windshield "may" have been designed to cheat the wind. It also prevented the operator from claiming his vision was impaired due to dirty glass.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G225XC361A.jpg


Union Ice Co. - California's oldest ice maker per LAT http://articles.latimes.com/1987-07-...07_1_union-ice (Several So Cal locations including this Vernon site: 2970 E 50th St.)
The speeds for these trucks were so slow that a windshield was hardly a consideration.
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The speeds for these trucks were so slow that a windshield was hardly a consideration.
The trucks were so slow the bugs splatted on the back window.

I wonder if the Mullin Lumber Company sign would fly today...

(Whittington)


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