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HossC Dec 1, 2015 8:11 PM

I wish more of the Julius Shulman photosets had their location in the title, although I'd miss the searching :). This is 5000 Ambrose Avenue, or "Job 5789: 5000 Ambrose (Los Angeles, Calif.),1980" as it was known to Mr Shulman.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

There's only one outside and one inside shot.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Both from Getty Research Institute

Initially, I thought 5000 Ambrose Avenue was a small apartment building, but apparently it's a single family residence with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The property websites say it was built in 1933. The tree near the balcony has been removed, and the porch and shutters look darker, but all the ironwork is intact.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Dec 1, 2015 9:39 PM

"1930s Los Angeles photo, John Prince home, Street Division Head; LaSalle car"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/jeypE3.jpg
eBay at http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Los-An...IAAOSwYHxWPCm3




reverse / with address
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/cPCinf.jpg

Surprisingly, Mr. & Mrs. Prince lived on Prince Avenue.




Here is 8753 Prince Avenue today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/jkSZcE.jpg
gsv





side view from E. 87th Place.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/XxujaD.jpg
gsv

:previous: Is that moss on the wood shingles? It appears to only be on this side of the house.
That can't be good, right?


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ethereal_reality Dec 1, 2015 10:54 PM

I initially posted this 'mystery' postcard back in October.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/yMzgMC.jpg

"William Slaughter - 1909, Los Angeles" (note the man in the center is holding a fishing rod)
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:previous:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7197108)
Poking around uncovered several members of the Slaughter clan in Los Angeles at this time period, including a C.C. Slaughter who ran a Marmon dealership.
Somebody with an account at one of the genealogy sites may be able to ID this gent.

Cheers,

Earl

Well, after three months, I just found the reverse of this postcard in my messy files.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/u1wqRk.jpg
eBay

It says:

"just before leaving the harbor for home in the car.
One fellow, as you can see, is still in misery. The fellow
with the fishing pole is Harry Forbes, only teacher in the crowd."


I scanned the group to see what was meant by "still in misery".
Sure enough, there is a young man (next to the guy with the fishing pole)
clutching his stomach as sea-sickness maneuvers it's way down to his bowels.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...911/J7Zk5D.jpg
detail




And now we know the man with the fishing pole is teacher Harry Forbes.
In 1911 he lived at 321 S. Hill Street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/o6Sf3e.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections


By 1920, Mr. Forbes was the President of the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (r Sierra Madre)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...903/Pz8CkA.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections


And I found William Slaughter in the 1898 city directory. At that time, he was a machinist living at 614 N. Bunker Hill Avenue.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...633/lbddgT.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/collections-reso...al-collections

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ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 1:13 AM

Here's an interesting picture.


"Columbia Pictures Convention, arrival at Pasadena Calif., June 27, 1937."


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/4MxHir.jpg
eBay




I've been wondering about the multi-story building in the distance (it resembles a factory and appears to be huge).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/L1Seyj.jpg
detail

Does anyone know what it is? I'm unsure which direction the photographer is facing.

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Here's the link to the photograph on eBay, if you want to check it out yourself.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Vintage...8AAOSwQoFWN8rh

CityBoyDoug Dec 2, 2015 1:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7254386)
"1930s Los Angeles photo, John Prince home, Street Division Head; LaSalle car"


side view from E. 87th Place.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/XxujaD.jpg
gsv

:previous: Is that moss on the wood shingles? It appears to only be on this side of the house. [North side]
That can't be good, right?


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:previous: Yes, that's moss ER and yes that's not good at all. It should be sprayed with a weed killer of some type.

Retired_in_Texas Dec 2, 2015 4:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7254705)
:previous: Yes, that's moss ER and yes that's not good at all. It should be sprayed with a weed killer of some type.

I'm thinking it is a bit late to attempt to kill the algae. The shingles appear to be of a composition type which have begun to delaminate given the "humping" seen in the individual shingles. Time for a new roof!

unihikid Dec 2, 2015 6:03 AM

It might be the power plant thats on Fair Oaks. Its not too far away from the picture..or maybe its the hotel ..but that might of been razed by then..



I've been wondering about the multi-story building in the distance (it resembles a factory and appears to be huge).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/L1Seyj.jpg
detail

Does anyone know what it is? I'm unsure which direction the photographer is facing.

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Here's the link to the photograph on eBay, if you want to check it out yourself.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Vintage...8AAOSwQoFWN8rh[/QUOTE]

C. King Dec 2, 2015 2:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 7254902)
It might be the power plant thats on Fair Oaks. Its not too far away from the picture..or maybe its the hotel ..but that might of been razed by then..



I've been wondering about the multi-story building in the distance (it resembles a factory and appears to be huge).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/L1Seyj.jpg
detail

Does anyone know what it is? I'm unsure which direction the photographer is facing.

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Here's the link to the photograph on eBay, if you want to check it out yourself.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Vintage...8AAOSwQoFWN8rh

[/QUOTE]

We would be looking more or less north. The Salvation Army Relief Depot would be fronting on Arroyo Parkway, so the building in the background would be in the area of Colorado and Marengo, give or take a few blocks.

ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 5:42 PM

hmmm....maybe it is a hotel. I thought factory because of the smokestack (but perhaps that isn't a smokestack after all)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/k15MTT.jpg
detail

ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 5:49 PM

And if you look closely, there's another multi-story building on the left, that most certainly looks like a hotel.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/safW7m.jpg
detail

:previous: Can anyone make out the long horizontal signs in the middle distance?

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ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 5:55 PM

I just happened across this postcard in one of my old files.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/872xvt.jpg
old file / eBay

I am unsure where this particular depot was located.
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ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 5:58 PM

While we're in the Pasadena area, I thought I'd go ahead and post this 1960s photograph just for fun.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/BpLc13.jpg
old file / eBay

I'm guessing this was taken after the Rose Parade. (or perhaps before) -in other words; I have no idea. ;)

What is that light-colored strip of land meandering down the mountainside? -is it an aqueduct cascade?

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HossC Dec 2, 2015 6:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7255305)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/safW7m.jpg
detail

:previous: Can anyone make out the long horizontal signs in the middle distance?

The one on the left says "Kerckhoff-Cuzner Mill". I think I can make out "Sash Doors ..." from the one on the right.

ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 6:05 PM

:previous: Thanks Hoss, much appreciated.

CityBoyDoug Dec 2, 2015 6:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7255326)
While we're in the Pasadena area, I thought I'd go ahead and post this 1960s photograph just for fun.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/BpLc13.jpg
old file / eBay

I'm guessing this was taken after the Rose Parade. (or perhaps before) -in other words; I have no idea. ;)

What is that light-colored strip of land meandering down the mountainside?

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:previous: ER

That meandering strip on the mountain is a Firebreak. They are supposed to keep a fire from spreading from one area to another.

ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 6:19 PM

:previous: I didn't think of that CBD. Is it still there?

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tovangar2 Dec 2, 2015 7:35 PM

Firebreaks
 
:previous:

It's still there. The system of firebreaks gets constant maintenance to keep them clear:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...8%252520AM.jpg
pasadena bootcamp

"Firebreaks" wiki

tovangar2 Dec 2, 2015 7:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7255322)
I am unsure where this particular depot was located.
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The Salt Lake Railroad Depot was on West Colorado Street between N. Pasadena Ave & N. Vernon Ave (now St John Ave):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...8%252520AM.jpg
hometown pasadena

(The site is under the Long Beach Freeway now)

HossC Dec 2, 2015 8:25 PM

Another handy Julius Shulman post today where the address is in the title. This is "Job 5914: 6801 Iris Circle (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1981". The description says "For Bob Crane and Associates" - I'm assuming that's not the guy who played Col Hogan, as he died three years earlier. It also says "Photography credit to Carlos von Frankenberg." For some reason, 6801 Iris Circle doesn't seem to appear in the City Directories, even though some of its neighbors do. That means that I haven't been able to work out what the initials on the gates might stand for.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute

None of the historic GSV images give a good view of the house from the street because of the trees. You can, however, see that the entrance is unchanged.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV

Here's an aerial view which also shows the proximity to the Hollywood Freeway (lower left).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
Google Maps

The property websites give a build date of 1924. One of them, estately.com, has a collection of pictures of the property, including the ones below. Another site, abirdseye.com, has the photos presented as a slideshow. The first image shows that the gates are still the same as they were in 1981, although without the initials.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

I love this door with weird-shaped glass.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

The colorful tiles from the entrance continue inside the house.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

The view at night isn't bad!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

All from www.estately.com

ethereal_reality Dec 2, 2015 8:28 PM

I don't believe we have seen this very early view of the first (?) Lanfranco Building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/kzjRBS.jpg
old file


This image is from
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/okc5MP.jpg
http://gutenberg.polytechnic.edu.na/...0-h.htm#i_145b

illus. with caption
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/VMaLvL.jpg




You can see the later Lanfranco Building at 218-222 N. Main Street here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21311
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