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ethereal_reality Mar 14, 2013 1:19 AM

:previous: very interesting Flyingwedge!

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/4268/aabloyolaquad.jpg
http://rancidtoast.blogspot.com/
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The Loyola Theater box office in 1976

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/3223/a...office1976.jpg
ken mcintyre





...and in 2009.

http://imageshack.us/a/img43/9423/aa...fficemiche.jpg
michelle gerde

-notice the dents along the base- I can picture the little kids kicking the box office as they anxiously waited to go in.
The terrazzo inlaid reminds me of pac-man.
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...some interesting memories from http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/490
http://imageshack.us/a/img266/2871/aabloyolahelp.jpg
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/490




http://imageshack.us/a/img62/1082/aa...acommentc1.jpg
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/490

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GaylordWilshire Mar 14, 2013 1:26 AM

Comparis was the Italian restaurant at 8600 S Sepulveda. No pics found of the corner in that incarnation either.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...2520PM.bmp.jpg

An example of internet clutter... how long has Ihop been on that corner?

tovangar2 Mar 14, 2013 1:46 AM

Looks like travertine marble
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7...011%2520PM.jpg
http://adamarenson.com/2012/09/milla...and-sepulveda/ Bill Megaw for Millard Sheets Studio

Thx again GW. Sterling info. The Home Savings buildings, the Scottish Rite Temple and related projects with integrated monumental sculptures sure had an impact on the look of mid-century LA.

I'd still like to know who the one above is supposed to be.

But Sheets is probably best still known (by name anyway) for his well-loved 1931 painting, "Angels Flight":
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w...124%2520PM.jpg
http://collections.lacma.org/node/225837

It's pretty monumental too: 50" x 40"

It's always on display. People go nuts if the museum tries to rotate it into storage.


P.S. Thx e_r too for the memories of the Loyola from Cinema Treasures. It was a great house.

kznyc2k Mar 14, 2013 6:48 AM

More LA Noire shots, this time of the area around Court Hill:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8...3af943d3_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8513/8...dbb33d8f_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8...a3fa51be_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8...84518758_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8...d8f678e8_b.jpg

This don't look good..

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8241/8...9393a9ab_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8...fd381ba8_b.jpg

GaylordWilshire Mar 14, 2013 7:15 AM

Columbia Square Revisited
 
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-g...2520AM.bmp.jpgWSJ

According the The Wall Street Journal, "A stalled project in Hollywood is set to finally get under way in a development that will test demand for office space in the slowly gentrifying area." Story here.



From June 19, 2010:

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 4883459)
and just down sunset boulevard east of vine street NBC's rival, CBS's Columbia Square design by William Lescaze

Grand opening night 1938

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/...8becd3e8_b.jpg
USC Digital Archives


site under construction 1937


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/...631ff002_b.jpg
LAPL


Sunset Boulevard elevation 1939

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/...e18f4b6a_b.jpg
LAPL


sunset boulevard night time elevation 1939

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/...05c62688_b.jpg


columbia square cut away image

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/...36216329_o.jpg
California State Library


columbia square noir

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/...8bd60150_b.jpg
LAPL



From April 26, 2010:

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJM19 (Post 4813052)
As far as I know, the most recent plan for Columbia Square, from the people who own the land, is to develop hotels, condos, and office space around it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/...48f32299_o.jpg


Flyingwedge Mar 14, 2013 7:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6050734)
Comparis was the Italian restaurant at 8600 S Sepulveda. (Compari's?) Seems that it's still in existence, but a smaller place specializing in pizza. Maybe it was a failed attempt at going big... No pics found of the corner in that incarnation either.

It's hard to find pictures of Westchester. It's changed some in recent years, but for a long time, not much ever happened here. That's how it got the nickname Deadchester. It's a hotbed of lethargy.

This zoomed-in portion of a 1963 LAX aerial view shows the Westchester Business District; Lincoln and Sepulveda is the major intersection at lower left, and Manchester and Sepulveda is at upper right. I've marked with an arrow the rectangular building on the NE corner of Manchester/Sepulveda that I recall was an italian restaurant. Its address would have been 85XX, it was painted a dark red, and possibly called Tony's. It's now the site of a 12-story medical/office building (where I had a 90-minute root canal last year).
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps79b933a2.jpg
LMU Digital Collections -- http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cd...d/1409/rec/203

As I mentioned in another post, the other downtown Westchester theater was the 1,300-seat Paradise at the SE corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and Will Rogers St. (now Westchester Parkway), which opened in 1950. I think it closed before the Loyola, but I can't say for sure. It's marked with an X in the picture above.
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps98e1e3d8.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics34/00036957.jpg

Copy of Paradise news article @ Cinematour.com -- http://www.cinematour.com/documents/...5-paradise.pdf

And the Paradise Building today:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps11a9334e.jpg
California Pete on flickr -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/califor...n/photostream/

P.S. Thanks, ER, for the Quadrophenia ad. :) I wish I could say it brought back more memories of that night at the Loyola Theater, but my recollection of many events from that era was hazy to begin with and has not improved since.

GaylordWilshire Mar 14, 2013 7:56 AM

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6...ings7thfig.jpg
The Cultural Civil War


The northeast corner of Seventh and Figueroa, 1977, with a certain soon-to-be-gone hotel as backdrop and a bit of the longstanding Engine Co. 28. More here.

Joe Gillis Mar 14, 2013 8:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by belmont bob (Post 6049280)
While the PE station is certainly something to look at, to me the real star of this photo is Hotel Green and its two buildings. The original building to the east side of Raymond Ave has been gone for a long time, while the newer west side building is still in use as rental units, and some of its public rooms still cater to wedding receptions and the like.

Since I am one of those who is rather inept when it comes to figuring out computer applications – meaning that all my efforts to attempt to load and use the right type of sites has only resulted in getting a bunch of unwanted junk on my computer that will cost me an arm and leg to have them removed – I am unable to point out the one little surprise about the old east building. There is a small portion that is still there and is part of the old brick barn that replaced the east building. If someone will check Google or Bing street scenes at the south-east corner of Raymond and Green Street you will see the ground floor remains of a small portion of the old hotel building. Then find a photo of the building (and they are out there) and see the small piece of Pasadena history preserved. I worked within about a half mile of this place for over 12 years and was always kind of curious about the odd difference in the appearance, but that was before home computers and the net. So it’s a recent discovery (at least by me).

The old pedestrian bridge crossing Raymond still extends up to the west side of the street.


Is this building in question?

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps650fd183.jpg

Heres the truncated footbridge

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps29a49b03.jpg

Google

GaylordWilshire Mar 14, 2013 1:19 PM

:previous:


To expand on Joe Gillis's post...


http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4152/greeneside.jpg

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2...aerial1250.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/121...ldphot1250.jpg

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9664/greenpc1250.jpg


A clear vintage photo of the east building corner or even a clear copy of this postcard fragment did not come to hand this morning... anyone?

GSV/skyscrapercity.com

ethereal_reality Mar 14, 2013 3:29 PM

Here is a clear view of the walkway. I'm not sure if this is the east or west building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/3696/a...hotel1ebay.jpg
ebay

What an amazing building! Be sure to pan right---> to see the side loggia.
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ProphetM Mar 14, 2013 3:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6051290)
Here is a clear view of the walkway. I'm not sure if this is the east or west building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/3696/a...hotel1ebay.jpg
ebay

What an amazing building! Be sure to pan right---> to see the side loggia.
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That's the east building. We're looking north in that shot. So all that's left of the building is the part at the corner in the distance.

ethereal_reality Mar 14, 2013 4:11 PM

Ok, thx ProphetM. I wasn't sure.
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transitfan Mar 14, 2013 4:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6049227)
The L.A. Times also ran a nice photo gallery of the Pacific Electric Red Line today. Here are some that (hopefully) we have not seen.


http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6168/capture5i.jpg
L.A. Times


Hmm, it's possible that the newly elected Pope Francis I may have ridden that car, or others like it as a young man in Buenos Aires. (He is 76, assuming that he has not had his birthday yet, he was born in 1936, so he would have been a young man of 19 or so when those cars arrived from Los Angeles in 1955, following the closing of the Glendale-Burbank PE line. It's a tragedy that one of them could not have been preserved at the Orange Empire Railway Museum, but alas, it did not exist in 1955 :( Now if the Glendale-Burbank Line had lasted until 1960... (OERM was established in 1958, IIRC).

belmont bob Mar 14, 2013 4:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 6051325)
That's the east building. We're looking north in that shot. So all that's left of the building is the part at the corner in the distance.

The ugly brick building that replaced the beautiful old hotel does not fit with the corner portion. Why that small section of the first floor was retained while all above it and around it was dismantled is probably lost to time, but at this point we can be glad that someone saw some value there. The occupant is Stats, a craft and arts store which does a landmark business prior to Christmas selling decorations and such. When I worked nearby the rounded corner section was as originally built without the door. Inside that area was kind of dark and there were the remains of crown moldings and other relics of long ago. It truly had a noirish feel. I haven’t been in the building for many years and with an entry added on the corner, I’m not sure what would still remain of those decorative features or did they “remodel” this as an entry?
Check out the 1903 Pasadena Sanborn Map on Historic Map Works. See plate 28 showing a simplified first floor plan. The use for the rounded corner is not specifically identified but adjacent is a labeled “helps dining room B” as in “The Help”

If you go to below site and scroll down about 1/3 you will find a portion of a Sanborn Map (photo 29) showing a Santa Fe station. This is Pasadena and to the left is the southern half of the eastern Hotel Green Building. Scroll down two more photos to 31 and you come across a marvelous photo showing that same Santa Fe station and that same half of the Green, AND the northern half of the hotel near completion. Check out the next photo for a view of the RR station. Also check photos 34, 35, 37 and 42 for more green.

And in it's early days it was the Hotel Webster.

http://socalarchhistory.blogspot.com...architect.html

GaylordWilshire Mar 14, 2013 5:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by transitfan (Post 6051407)
Hmm, it's possible that the newly elected Pope Francis I may have ridden that car, or others like it as a young man in Buenos Aires. (He is 76, assuming that he has not had his birthday yet, he was born in 1936, so he would have been a young man of 19 or so when those cars arrived from Los Angeles in 1955, following the closing of the Glendale-Burbank PE line. It's a tragedy that one of them could not have been preserved at the Orange Empire Railway Museum, but alas, it did not exist in 1955 :( Now if the Glendale-Burbank Line had lasted until 1960... (OERM was established in 1958, IIRC).



http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5392/pcc1250.jpgOrange Empire Railway Museum


Well, the Orange Empire Railway Museum does have a LARy PCC...

nostalgie Mar 14, 2013 5:29 PM

Ethereal:

Thought I was the only one who immediately said "Dick van Dyke!" when I saw the cascade of walnuts in the clipping.

If I recall, it was Danny Thomas who played "Twilo", the man in the giant walnut, yes?

ethereal_reality Mar 14, 2013 5:57 PM

yes it was Danny Thomas nostalgie!
If I remember correctly, "Twylo" was from outerspace and he had eyes in the back of his head (but no thumbs!)
The episode sounds awful but it really works...it's both scary and fun.

http://imageshack.us/a/img547/538/aabitmay.jpg
http://the-haunted-closet.blogspot.c...1_archive.html
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belmont bob Mar 14, 2013 6:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6051429)
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5392/pcc1250.jpgOrange Empire Railway Museum


Well, the Orange Empire Railway Museum does have a LARy PCC...

The Pacific Electric PCC cars were all double ended while the LATL were all single ended. And if memory serves me, the PE cars were standard gauge and LATL were narrow

ethereal_reality Mar 14, 2013 7:21 PM

The Capitol Records building under construction.

http://imageshack.us/a/img824/1326/a...ecordscons.jpg
slide/ebay
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GaylordWilshire Mar 14, 2013 7:57 PM

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/7032/greennewpic.jpgWater & Power


Another view of the Green's east building showing the corner of which a remnant still stands...


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