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Before the donut there was only a hole.


1928 - Manchester Blvd., presumably looking west toward Playa Del Rey (from where?)

http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cd...um/id/36/rec/2

Curious structure? Something at or near Mines field - to the SW?




Some parts of Manchester are listed as Blvd while others are listed as Ave. Anyone shed some light on this?


805 W. Manchester Blvd.
http://www.placesearth.com/usa/calif...243_080503.jpghttp://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...2af111f36c.jpg

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E-Bay does have images of the reverse and there is writing on it, but it is so faint I can't make it out...

ebay

Quote from listing:
"From the estate of heirs of Dr. Fred J. Pritham of Greenville, Maine who graduated from Bowdoin College's Medical School of Maine in 1905."

....Fred J. Pritham...January the 15th - 1893 (?)
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E-Bay does have images of the reverse and there is writing on it, but it is so faint I can't make it out, other than the date of January 15, 1893. It is a cabinet card and I hoped the people's name would be on the back, and it may be, but.....
Maybe someone with better photo software can find it and work with the contrast. With what I have, I find a line above the date with a capital P and possibly a lower case "a" after that, but the rest is mush. There is probably some writing to the left of the "P" but it is not clear with the staining on the cardboard
Hahaha...helps if I read first before posting! lol! Just saw the answer!!

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I wish I did have the answer. There's a lot more there. Odd the seller didn't quote the inscription. I'd write & ask but I don't have an eBay acct so can't.

More info on Pritham (1880-1972) here but not what he was doing in LA. He was 12 in the photo? There is no boy in the photo (?)

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1928 - Manchester Blvd., presumably looking west toward Playa Del Rey (from where?)

http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cd...um/id/36/rec/2

Curious structure? Something at or near Mines field - to the SW?


Some parts of Manchester are listed as Blvd while others are listed as Ave. Anyone shed some light on this?
No, it's looking east on Manchester from just west of Lincoln, before Lincoln was built:

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The "curious structure" in the distance is the gasometer SE of Slauson and Crenshaw that was just referred to in a recent post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26683

Manchester Avenue is in Los Angeles, and Manchester Boulevard is in Inglewood.
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No, it's looking east on Manchester from just west of Lincoln, before Lincoln was built:

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The "curious structure" in the distance is the gasometer SE of Slauson and Crenshaw that was just referred to in a recent post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26683

Manchester Avenue is in Los Angeles, and Manchester Boulevard is in Inglewood.
You beat me to it. I totally agree. My house is just to the left of the road about halfway up the hill.
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No, it's looking east on Manchester from just west of Lincoln, before Lincoln was built:

GSV

The "curious structure" in the distance is the gasometer SE of Slauson and Crenshaw that was just referred to in a recent post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26683

Manchester Avenue is in Los Angeles, and Manchester Boulevard is in Inglewood.

I defer to you; however, the maps label Manchester as an avenue in that area while the label on the photo uses boulevard. This prompted my question regarding the Blvd-Ave distinction. Was the photo mislabeled or did the designation change? Since I was unaware of a gasometer looking west, I didn't connect the Slauson-Crenshaw structure with the photo.


The longer I viewed the image, it looked more like a large building than the gasometer. But this begs another question, in '28 did Mines field have a collection point for fuel, or hadn't the need yet arisen? I looked but did not see, so perhaps the juice was still stored in drums. Also, the Standard Oil El Segundo refinery was built in 1911 and may have had holding tanks that were visible from the eastern scrub land near Mines field in '28. But this is just a guess.



1911 - Standard Oil Refinery, El Segundo
http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...evronbuilt.jpg


Most know the "El Segundo" name is derived from the fact that this was Standard Oil's second refinery. The first? 1902 - Richmond, in the Bay Area. http://richmond.chevron.com/home/abo...rly_years.aspx


Of course there were oil wells in DTLA pictured many times on NLA.


1895 - "NE from First Street"
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...5KIYQT68YN.jpg




1903 - LA Oil Tanks (Bloom St. and Alhambra)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YRLQRD9QHJ.jpg



1890 - Looking East from Alvarado St.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...RM7RHF6KPU.jpg


An undated and unidentified "Tank Farm" in LA County
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8Q9DN1JQ9A.jpg

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Thanks,Tourmaline. That photo looks familiar but I'm not sure where it is.
It's a "climb shot" so it must be somewhere west of Alameda. Can anybody place it using the taller buildings in the background as a clue. It ain't Ferguson that's for sure but I'd like place it and maybe indications of it an areal or some kind of overhead shot if possible.
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Someone's proud of their new car.

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"A street lighting post, showing a Craftsman's house in the background, 1912."



http://hdl.huntington.org/

Does anyone recognize this style of lamp post? I thought it might help in locating the impressive Craftsman house in the background.

In my opinion, the post is especially beautiful at the bottom, where it touches the base with curls. -(there are also small curls half-way up the lamp post)

-exquisite period detailing.
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...and now for something 'kitschy'.

For the life of me, I can not figure out this bizarre coffee-table.

Lobby of the Waikiki Motel, 631 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, 1960s.


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The last time I've been so flummoxed was when I thought the apple-machine in the Lincoln Heights Jail was a croquet set.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10568




Here's a room at the Waikiki.

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http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/...=28920&forum=2
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My earliest memories of Los Angeles and Southern California stem from my family's Summer Vacation (car trip from Illinois) in the 1969. We visited Disneyland,
but I was equally enamored with the fantasy themed motels that surrounded the park.


At the time, I was a BIG space fan so I begged my Dad to stay at one of the futuristic themed motels.


Space Age, 1176 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim

https://www.flickr.com/photos/68617016@N06/6955064823

above: note the oversized 'sputnik' on the roof....how cool is that? (especially to a 9 year old..me)



The Stovall's also had the....

Inn of Tomorrow, 1110 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim

http://www.disboards.com/threads/bla...rance.2424222/

At some point in time the 'Inn of Tomorrow' became the 'Cosmic Age Lodge'. (or was it the other way around?)


http://www.lileks.com/motels/CA/21.html



...and here's a look inside lobby of Stovall's 'Inn of Tomorrow'.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/68617016@N06/6971790467/

Oh my God, I thought this was cool. Is that a snorting pig on the carpet?
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Alas, my family ended up staying at the Robin Hood Motel.

913 S. beach Blvd. Anaheim CA

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146962...n/photostream/




https://www.flickr.com/photos/29559687@N03/14262858098


and it looks like it's still in business.

GSV





Now back to that twilight zone coffee table in the lobby of the Waikiki Motel.


detail

Can anyone make heads or tails out of it? ..the balls.....the plexi-glass dome.

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