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HossC May 5, 2015 7:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7015165)

The two buildings surrounding the rooftop lot are these two woefully abused ones on Los Angeles Street. One can see them in the above aerial too. The one (on the left below) goes all the way through to Werdin (the other one not so much):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-R...81039%2BPM.jpg
gsv

The building on the left (443 South Los Angeles Street) was the Los Angeles Mission from 1949 until January 1992. There's a short history here. LAPL has this 1959 picture.
(NB. I've enlarged the original image)

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAMission1.jpg
LAPL

It looks like the windows were still full-size in the image above, but they have their current appearance in the undated picture below.
(NB. I've also enlarged this image)

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAMission2.jpg
losangelesmission.org

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7015165)

"DOFFEE ROASTED"(?) LOL, I dunno.

Isn't "COFFEE ROASTED" more likely? I had a quick look through a few of the CDs, but didn't find any coffee roasting businesses at that address, although it could easily have been advertising a business at another location.


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Thanks for the Google Maps links, ProphetM. I have the classic version back for now :).

tovangar2 May 5, 2015 7:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7016000)
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAMission1.jpg
LAPL


Isn't "COFFEE ROASTED" more likely? I had a quick look through a few of the CDs, but didn't find any coffee roasting businesses at that address, although it could easily have been advertising a business at another location.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y...23904%2BPM.jpg
gsv

I agree "Coffee Roasted" makes more sense, but that sure looks Like a "D":

Thx for that great shot at the top of your post (above). There's even a glimpse of the Ponet on the left.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5...13203%2BPM.jpg
dlanc

The two buildings to the north are from 1920, so the ghost sign is older than that.

ethereal_reality May 5, 2015 8:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7012943)
This was the last day of Pacific Electric rail service in the San Fernando Valley.

Details from the Electric Railway Historical Association site:

The last regular car left Subway Terminal at 1:20 AM Sunday, December 28, 1952—car 5138. The last car ever was the 5146, that ran as the Pacific Electric-Chamber of Commerce Special inbound, leaving Van Nuys at 11:30 AM Monday, December 29, 1952. The line went dead officially at 3:00 PM that same afternoon when power was cut off. The 17 5100s used on the Valley run were placed in dead storage at West Hollywood immediately. All trackage was pulled up except for two blocks of the inbound track on Highland avenue from Santa Monica Boulevard to Lexington, kept for freight use, and the SP trackage in the vicinity of North Hollywood. The “dream” right-of-way through Cahuenga Pass was paved over in 1957 to add two additional lanes to the Hollywood Freeway.

Cheers,
Jack

Wig-Wag, here are a couple more slides from that last day of service.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/iP29oj.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-SLI...item46399c32e1





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/StjuyZ.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-SLI...item46399c13d2

This is an interesting view of a rather long trestle over a 'wash'.

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Tourmaline May 5, 2015 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7016000)

I don't recall seeing a head-on view of the Ponet Hotel - (upper left:previous:) (205 E. 5th Street http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...00003/00000001)? Rumor has it that its rooms were "exceptional." (This structure is distinct from the Ponet Square at 1249 S Grand Ave. - torched in 1970? https://urbandiachrony.wordpress.com...nue-1924-2013/

Ponet has received previous NLA discussion here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=23917

GaylordWilshire May 5, 2015 8:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7015141)

(note the many 'ghost' signs. I'd love to decipher these in the future)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/jdqSjp.jpg
http://www.itsfilmedthere.com/2011/1...6-maximum.html


The Thomas J. Barkley Company was a wholesale grocer and coffee roaster associated in at least one Times item with 443 S Los Angeles Street....

ethereal_reality May 5, 2015 9:07 PM

re: 118 Winston Street area.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7015165)
We're only about a block south of the Palace Turkish Baths (where we've spent time of late) and half a block west of Engine Company No. 23 and just NW of the Hoff. Diagonally across the intersection of Winston and Los Angeles is the 1895 Excelsior Laundry Bldg on the NE corner. Flyingwedge did a great post on the Excelsior which really gives one a feeling for this neighborhood back in the day.
:previous:
pls click link

Thanks for putting the different locals, that we've recently discussed, in perspective t2.
And you're right, FW's Excelsior Laundry post was great. I like that he also pointed out the Excelsior Barn on the 1906 Sanborn map.
(for Excelsior's fleet of horse drawn laundry wagons)

I thought I'd try to line up a before (1933) and after (2014) of the Excelsior Building.

originally posted by Flyingwedge
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/nYE0uE.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/W3eeP1.jpg
gsv

:previous: That's the best I could do.

Of all the buildings in this area, I'd especially love to see the Excelsior renovated. It's a beauty.
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ethereal_reality May 5, 2015 9:59 PM

'mystery' location.

"-CAR no. 1219 Crossing Santa Monica PE."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/BOkLfn.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOS-ANGELES-...item58c3c4022c

I know there is a Bekins Storage building on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, but I can't line up that location with this photograph.

Help!

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ethereal_reality May 5, 2015 10:04 PM

And here's an oddity.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/JX0fis.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-Photo-S...item43dc0304d7

:previous: Doggie Dinner HO?




writing on the reverse.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/ZMycQR.jpg

"Dog meat not rationed?"

BarSnake May 5, 2015 10:50 PM

Meat for your dog - or meat from your dog?

tovangar2 May 5, 2015 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7016186)
originally posted by Flyingwedge
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/nYE0uE.jpg
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Note the southern 3/4s of the Excelsior has been painted white in the shot above. Gone now like it never happened.


And I loved this one, so much to look at in the background plus the two little houses and the Ponet in the foreground (the POV is from the site of the Baltimore):
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6493858)

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7016163)
The Thomas J. Barkley Company was a wholesale grocer and coffee roaster associated in at least one Times item with 443 S Los Angeles Street....

That sounds right:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...40248%2BPM.jpg
google books

ethereal_reality May 5, 2015 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarSnake (Post 7016356)
Meat from your dog?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...540/50TO2I.jpg

It's such a strange photo.
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HossC May 5, 2015 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7016163)

The Thomas J. Barkley Company was a wholesale grocer and coffee roaster associated in at least one Times item with 443 S Los Angeles Street....

I'm guessing that this is the same Thomas J. Barkley in an article from the March 30, 1902 edition of the Los Angeles Herald.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...y.jpg~original
California Digital Newspaper Collection

Tetsu May 5, 2015 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7008137)
Here, from Thomas Street above the park (where the tall palm trees are), is a rough approximation of the 1910 photo. In the lower left corner a red
arrow points to the roof of a house, which today is 2544 Eastlake Avenue:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...x.jpg~original
GSV Sept 2014

1910; in the lower left corner is the house (2544 Eastlake) noted by the red arrow in the previous photo. Across the street from 2544, separated by
a vacant lot, are 2521 and 2533 Eastlake Avenue:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original
USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...coll65/id/3129

Here are 2521 and 2533 closer:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

And here they are at left and right in April 2014:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...x.jpg~original
GSV

I figured there were a good number of homes in the 1910 shot still standing - great to know those two in particular have survived. Wish the white house in the center with the tower could've made it. I was driving around taking photos in Lincoln Heights not long ago and snapped one of another survivor in the shot. I've circled it in red in this closeup:

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0lurgdry.jpgUSCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...coll65/id/3129

It looks relatively unassuming from afar, but on closer inspection, you can see it has some very unusual details:

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psfoq2kig9.jpgmy file

ethereal_reality May 5, 2015 11:23 PM

:previous: Thanks for pointing that out Tetsu. -quite interesting.


You might be wondering why I'm posting this rather ho-hum gsv view.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...910/NAyvGC.jpg
gsv




Well, it's because I found the same view, taken back in 1960. (the year I was born ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/n5r6wb.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-SLIDE-...item23500915a4

:previous: Back then, the 76 Station was a Signal Station, selling something called 'UPTANE' gasoline.
And the mid-century building across the street (Santa Monica Blvd.) was home to W.J. German Inc., Eastman Professional Motion Picture Films.

I've never heard of W.J. German Inc. Is anyone familiar with it?

p.s. the building is empty today

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Tetsu May 5, 2015 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7013453)
:previous: Thanks again. That actually answered a question I've had for a long time. There's a 1922 apartment building now on the site of the Dave's residence, but with the original stables on the alley. I wondered what the backstory was on that.

Left to right, The Athletic Model Guild compound, the Luther Green murder house, the Forget house, the 1922 replacement for the Dave's home and the 1896 Persons' residence:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q...13156%2BAM.jpg
gsv

And here's the Dave's stables, which survived the fire (the Forget is on the right):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D...13514%2BAM.jpg
gsv

Luther Green's handsome, final home with the Forget at right:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9...24421%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Thanks to both you and GW for solving another mystery (and adding some noirish tidbits along the way). As for the Landmarks of Los Angeles book, that must have been where I first heard of the homes being moved from Olive, as I have owned that book for many years. And hey, Forget's house looks like it's finally getting some proper Victorian porch railings put back in! May we not Forget (pun intended) how the porch looked as recently as last year:

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psf5e7bd2c.jpgmy photo

unihikid May 5, 2015 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7016273)
'mystery' location.

"-CAR no. 1219 Crossing Santa Monica PE."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/BOkLfn.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOS-ANGELES-...item58c3c4022c

I know there is a Bekins Storage building on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, but I can't line up that location with this photograph.

Help!

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I dont think LARWY ever went near santa monica bl...look at the church in the distance.

tovangar2 May 6, 2015 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 7016414)
Thanks to both you and GW for solving another mystery (and adding some noirish tidbits along the way). As for the Landmarks of Los Angeles book, that must have been where I first heard of the homes being moved from Olive, as I have owned that book for many years.

It was GW who provided the history, the noir and the Forget's original address on Olive which the people who live over on S Bonnie Brae found extremely entertaining.

The Forget had gotten into terrible shape as one can see here, but the person who bought it before a friend of my daughter's moved in has redone the floors and replaced the bathrooms and kitchens. There's no original detail inside anymore, but at least it's not scary. The new porch railing and some promised landscaping will help immensely. The porches really make that neighborhood.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7016396)
I'm guessing that this is the same Thomas J. Barkley in an article from the March 30, 1902 edition of the Los Angeles Herald.

OK, OK, I guess I have to give up on "Doffee".

CityBoyDoug May 6, 2015 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7016280)

Maybe they sell horse meat for dogs. We used to have it delivered to our home in the 1950s for our dog.

Cheval or horse meat is banned for human consumption in the USA. A 2007 Time magazine article about horse meat brought in from Canada to the United States characterized the meat as sweet, rich, super-lean, oddly soft meat, and closer to beef than venison. That's a good description. I've eaten horse meat but I'd avoid it now. Its a misdemeanor to slaughter a horse in CA for human consumption.

Ed Workman May 6, 2015 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 7016444)
I dont think LARWY ever went near santa monica bl...look at the church in the distance.

Try LATL on a North-South street, down around Exposition Blvd- Looks like that is the Pacific Electric Air Line, now being reborn as the Expo Line

ethereal_reality May 6, 2015 1:37 AM

I wish I had come across this amazing business card several weeks ago, when we were discussing the 'mystery' car in the 1950 video.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...901/k7dT3O.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Print-19...item2c869fe5ac

1950 film /
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/iDYRXW.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JO5izL_3Jo




5250 Hollywood Boulevard today. (former site of Hollywood Tucker Inc.)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...909/NPhuGV.jpg
gsv



...and from above.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/OJ6xbA.jpg
google_earth
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