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Godzilla Aug 10, 2019 11:30 PM

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ethereal_reality Aug 11, 2019 4:14 PM

M Y S T E R Y.................................................................





Mystery real estate office in a house on a mystery street....oh, and a garage fire. Los Angeles c.1951

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/yArrYQ.jpg
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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/4FdDlG.jpg
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As you'll see in the next slide....the photographer was on a balcony of a residence.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/JzaK1Z.jpg
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And finally, the garage fire itself.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/lH360v.jpg
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The seller suggests this is in the vicinty of Flower Street. (perhaps he knows the photographer lived on Flower :shrug:)



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A closer look at the real estate office. (wouldn't there have been an ordinance to prevent this sort of thing on a residential street?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/7Riuou.jpg
Detail from slide #1

I would be POed (pissed off) if this was my next door neighbor.






Three teenage boys watching the action.
CORRECTION: It's two teenagers and a man pulling a wagon......................................
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/i0xQ3S.jpg
Detail from slide #1




They appear to be looking at the woman leaning (posing?) on the bumper of the firetruck.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hpqjvs.jpg
Detail from slide #1





A very cool LAFD wagon.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/LyxRBt.jpg
Detail from slide #2

What is this....a Ford?

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sopas ej Aug 11, 2019 6:39 PM

Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Street (Boulevard), Pasadena, New Year's Day, 1948. People are leaving the Rose Parade. Even today, right after the Rose Parade, Colorado Boulevard is filled with trash.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...17&oe=5DEB7080
Southern California Railway Museum Archives

Here's the same location on New Year's Day, 1950. Here you can clearly see the trash that Rose Parade viewers have left. When I first saw this picture, I thought the date was incorrect because of that older car, but looking at the clothes of the people and those traffic lights, I knew that 1950 had to be right. Pasadena used to have those banjo-type traffic lights in earlier decades. That guy was probably just driving an old car; even today of course, you see cars on the road that are 15+ years old.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...ac&oe=5DEB76AE
Southern California Railway Museum Archives

January 1, 1951. Looking north on Fair Oaks Avenue at Glenarm Street, Pasadena. This would be the last New Year's Day that this intersection has streetcars rolling through it. Streetcar service would end in September of that year. But see that liquor store sign on the left? Even today, that business is still a liquor store. And I didn't realize there was a gasometer near that intersection; I wonder when it went away.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...03&oe=5DD8E096
Southern California Railway Museum Archives

South Pasadena, January 1, 1940. The Rose Parade has wrapped up, and people are headed back south towards Los Angeles (and points beyond) on the Pacific Electric Streetcars. This view is looking north at the Oneonta Park Station, which was located literally in the middle of the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Huntington Drive. The PE is running more streetcars this day to accommodate Rose Parade and possibly Rose Bowl Game crowds. Other streetcars are waiting on Fair Oaks to get the signal to go through to Huntington Drive. The tower you see to the right of Fair Oaks Avenue is South Pasadena Middle School. Beyond that in the background is Raymond Hill. I live near the base of Raymond Hill.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...ac&oe=5DDE3620
Southern California Railway Museum Archives

Undated photo of Oneonta Park Station in South Pasadena. It looks like you could buy newspapers and sandwiches there.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...e4&oe=5DEEC67D
Southern California Railway Museum Archives

HossC Aug 11, 2019 7:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8655353)

January 1, 1951. Looking north on Fair Oaks Avenue at Glenarm Street, Pasadena. This would be the last New Year's Day that this intersection has streetcars rolling through it. Streetcar service would end in September of that year. But see that liquor store sign on the left? Even today, that business is still a liquor store. And I didn't realize there was a gasometer near that intersection; I wonder when it went away.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...03&oe=5DD8E096
Southern California Railway Museum Archives

It looks like there were up to five gasometers on that site, although the southern one was by far the biggest. This 1960 aerial just shows outlines of where the two to the right of the northern gasometer once stood. The 1964 view at Historic Aerials appears to only show an outline of the large gasometer, and later views show no trace at all.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...asometers1.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

Hollywood Graham Aug 11, 2019 10:07 PM

Fire Chief's Car
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8655275)
M Y S T E R Y.................................................................





Mystery real estate office in a house on a mystery street....oh, and a garage fire. Los Angeles c.1951

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/yArrYQ.jpg
eBay








https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/4FdDlG.jpg
eBay






As you'll see in the next slide....the photographer was on a balcony of a residence.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/JzaK1Z.jpg
eBay






And finally, the garage fire itself.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/lH360v.jpg
eBay


The seller suggests this is in the vicinty of Flower Street. (perhaps he knows the photographer lived on Flower :shrug:)



________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________









A closer look at the real estate office. (wouldn't there have been an ordinance to prevent this sort of thing on a residential street?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/7Riuou.jpg
Detail from slide #1

I would be POed (pissed off) if this was my next door neighbor.






Three teenage boys watching the action.
CORRECTION: It's two teenagers and a man pulling a wagon......................................
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/i0xQ3S.jpg
Detail from slide #1




They appear to be looking at the woman leaning (posing?) on the bumper of the firetruck.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hpqjvs.jpg
Detail from slide #1





A very cool LAFD wagon.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/LyxRBt.jpg
Detail from slide #2

What is this....a Ford?

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That is a Buick, For a long time the Fire Dept. had Buicks for the Fire Chiefs.

CityBoyDoug Aug 12, 2019 5:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 8655444)
That is a Buick, For a long time the Fire Dept. had Buicks for the Fire Chiefs.

I wonder why the Chief was even on scene. Its only a garage. I thought the Chiefs only bother with the big ones....like a public building or a Five-Alarm.

Yep, that's a Buick. We see the Chief even has a chauffeur. see photo here:https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/4FdDlG.jpg

In smaller cities the Fire Chief drives his own red car.

Earl Boebert Aug 12, 2019 6:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8655952)
I wonder why the Chief was even on scene. Its only a garage. I thought the Chiefs only bother with the big ones....like a public building or a Five-Alarm.

Yep, that's a Buick. We see the Chief even has a chauffeur. see photo here:https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/4FdDlG.jpg

In smaller cities the Fire Chief drives his own red car.

Looks like two garages in a neighborhood of close packed wooden structures. Also appears that there's a bit of wind. Not too surprising that a Chief would show up to make sure the fire was thoroughly dealt with.

Or it could be his wife's uncle's house :-)

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2019 7:24 PM

:previous: HollywoodGraham, CBD and Earl


Here's a closer look at the LAFD Fire Chief's Buick.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/4AZRdk.jpg
losangelesfiremensrelief

Frustratingly, the writer didn't include a caption beneath the photograph.....so I don't know who the gentlemen are.

Article HERE.

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HossC Aug 12, 2019 9:27 PM

:previous:

Hover over the picture and the caption reads:

"Fireman James "Jimmy" Hassan and Chief Bahme next to the Chief's 1948 Buick."

From further down the article:

Fireman James (Jimmy) Hassan, assigned to Engine Company 27 "A," died from the collapse of a roof at a fire in the County at 7518 Santa Monica Blvd. on December 11, 1958.

ethereal_reality Aug 13, 2019 4:50 AM

Thanks Hoss. I forgot to hover.




A mystery location.

Has anyone heard of a Baer's Market in Santa Monica? [c.1977]
I LOVE the rooftop sign............................................................
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/FmwenH.jpg
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I can make out Montana on the street sign but I haven't located the building.

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ethereal_reality Aug 13, 2019 5:09 AM

Mystery location #2.


This is one of four slides for sale as a bundle on eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/EdZVhw.jpg
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J A N U A R Y....1972....................................................................


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ethereal_reality Aug 13, 2019 5:21 AM

Here's the 3rd, and final, mystery location for tonight.


Does anyone recognize this (hideous) mall-like building? [slide taken MAY 1983]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/IWZt8d.jpg
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There appears to be a apartments upstairs.



I've been trying to decipher the name of the store at lower right.

Close-up
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/6Vb1Xe.jpg
Detail

ummmm....Orange Julius of Thailand?

;)

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Lorendoc Aug 13, 2019 5:24 AM

re: mystery location #2
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8656627)
Mystery location #2.


This is one of four slides for sale as a bundle on eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/EdZVhw.jpg
eBay
J A N U A R Y....1972....................................................................


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The Inter-American Medical Group was at 2256 Whittier Blvd in the 1960 and 1973 CDs. It is still in the medical field today, it seems:


https://i.imgur.com/VHPq2Aah.jpg
GSV

BillinGlendaleCA Aug 13, 2019 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8656633)
Here's the 3rd, and final, mystery location for tonight.


Does anyone recognize this (hideous) mall-like building? [slide taken MAY 1983]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/IWZt8d.jpg
eBay

There appears to be a apartments upstairs.



I've been trying to decipher the name of the store at lower right.

Close-up
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/6Vb1Xe.jpg
Detail

ummmm....Orange Julius of Thailand ;)

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That's Weller Court, it's a small triangular shaped mall by the Doubletree Hotel. It's on 2nd and Onizuka.

Lorendoc Aug 13, 2019 5:47 AM

re: mystery location #3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8656633)
Here's the 3rd, and final, mystery location for tonight.


Does anyone recognize this (hideous) mall-like building? [slide taken MAY 1983]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/IWZt8d.jpg
eBay

There appears to be a apartments upstairs.



I've been trying to decipher the name of the store at lower right.

This is looking NW towards City Hall from Little Tokyo in the mall between 1st and 2nd streets and Los Angeles and San Pedro streets, parallel to Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St.

OOPS, hit "send" too late.

Noir_Noir Aug 13, 2019 5:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8656619)

A mystery location.

Has anyone heard of a Baer's Market in Santa Monica? [c.1977]
I LOVE the rooftop sign............................................................
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/FmwenH.jpg
eBay

I can make out Montana on the street sign but I haven't located the building.

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Montana Avenue, at 17th Street.


https://i.imgur.com/6AIb8Ar.jpg
Google Maps - Street View

oldstuff Aug 13, 2019 2:41 PM

Baer's Market was run by Harold Amos Baer, born in Illinois in 1902. His WWII draft registration noted him to be the owner of Baer's market in Santa Monica. He came to California between 1930 and 1932 with his family, wife Ella and two children. The family resided at 728 21st Street in Santa Monica. The house, a two story, Spanish style home is still there.

BillinGlendaleCA Aug 13, 2019 6:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8656645)
This is looking NW towards City Hall from Little Tokyo in the mall between 1st and 2nd streets and Los Angeles and San Pedro streets, parallel to Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St.

OOPS, hit "send" too late.

It was a pretty easy ID, I typed fast. :)

KevinW Aug 13, 2019 6:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8656644)
That's Weller Court, it's a small triangular shaped mall by the Doubletree Hotel. It's on 2nd and Onizuka.


It says Family Funland.

BillinGlendaleCA Aug 13, 2019 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 8657208)
It says Family Funland.

https://i.postimg.cc/RFL86NgM/Annota...-13-133103.jpgvia Google Maps


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