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Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 5:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5134679)
graded west elevation of poundcake hill for courthouse

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-BUI-751?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-BUI-751?v=hr

there was still a bit of a grade on the east side of poundcake hill, but nothing like when the school was there

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41446?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41446?v=hr

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5855476)
Turning the clock back to 1890.

Corner of Spring and Temple
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...263ESCXQ9E.jpg

1891
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UBCE8T6Q22.jpgC.St.Lib

Handsome Stranger Oct 8, 2012 6:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenicerguy (Post 5858846)
Can somebody re-identify this club? I'm sure I found it here somewhere but lost the name.....

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...scanlr0061.jpg

While we're at it, can we identify the Hollywood VIPs caricatured on the upper reaches of the walls? I see Carl Laemmle astride a globe (Universal) and Louis B. Mayer next to a lion (MGM), Chico and Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Boyer, and what is probably Jimmy Durante. The female stars are a little harder to decipher. The blonde to the right of Chaplin could be Carole Lombard or Constance Bennett.

Anyone want to take a stab at identifying the rest?

Joe Gillis Oct 8, 2012 6:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5859047)
:previous: I am rather intrigued by this small 'tower' that I've circled in red. Is it a lookout/bell tower atop an old fire station?*

originally posted by Godzilla
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/7941/aabenowssp.jpg
usc



*Ok, I just looked again at the other photograph Godzilla posted (see below), and it looks like there is a fire station....
but the station seems to be a lot closer to the Wilshire Storage Bldg. than the 'tower'. What do you guys think?

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/5199/aabefs.jpg
usc
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Engine Company 29 by the looks of it, and its their training tower

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...o29-02_516.jpg

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm

Earl Boebert Oct 8, 2012 2:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Gillis (Post 5859128)

I think that tower is for drying hoses.

Cheers,

Earl

rcarlton Oct 8, 2012 2:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5859047)

The front end of this truck looks different.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/8...0ea3b46f_b.jpg

1914 Renault
http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.co...4_Dr_Sedan.jpgThe ODDS and SODS

http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Ren...-10-AI-a01.jpg

Radiator.
http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Ren...V-10-AI_04.jpgConceptcarz

http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/r/14...e_Dynotrak.jpgOltimerpicturegallery

Very unusual to have a French truck in LA in 1924. Turns out it was an American knock off.

rcarlton Oct 8, 2012 4:12 PM

Station 29 in 1914.
http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...o29-02_516.jpgLAFIRE.COM
1991
http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...mPhoto_516.jpgLAFIRE.COM

Here is Station 29 today.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/8...f4912ef8_b.jpgGE

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8...2cd5ce45_b.jpgGE

Joe Gillis Oct 8, 2012 4:19 PM

Is that the stump of the tower in that first Google shot?

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 4:38 PM

Northbound trip on Western Avenue in mid '20s posed an interesting slice of LA pie! (some are reposts)


North from Washington Blvd, ca '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-STR-040?v=hr

North from Wilshire Boulevard, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9041?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9045?v=hr

North from 1st Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9036?v=hr

North from 6th Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...A61A7C1E9?v=hr


North from 7th Street, '24 Very much like the overhead intersection lighting!
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9042?v=hr From USC Digital

Arch2000 Oct 8, 2012 4:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5859328)

Very cool that this building still exists, I didn't expect that. Its adaptive reuse into retail is great, I just wish it could have been done in such a way that the building's former life as a fire station could be visible, and celebrated.

Looks like there is enough still there that it could be done. It would mostly require the removal of the added elements, and getting creative with signage.

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 4:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Gillis (Post 5859128)

Interesting read. Station set record for 75 years continuous use. Was built before city supplied water so the pumpers filled from "hot" Beverly Blvd and Oxford - mineral spring. Nearby Bimini Slough, ring a [fire]bell?

Station responsible for extinguishing 9th floor fire at American Storage in '44.

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...istie_1500.gif

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...ation_1500.gif

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...29-01_1500.jpg

http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...wc-02_1500.jpg

1991 Closure
http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/pho...Photo_1500.jpg http://lafire.com/stations/FS029/FS029_1913-1991.htm

ethereal_reality Oct 8, 2012 6:25 PM

:previous: Great posts on fire station 29 (and noticing that Renault truck was pretty cool).
It's amazing how this little stretch of S. Western Ave. turned out to be so interesting.

Another survivor is this fine building with the two bay windows opposite the fire station.

http://imageshack.us/a/img831/6146/aafireproofa1.jpg
usc




http://imageshack.us/a/img338/9568/a...ndowsurviv.jpg
google street view

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Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 6:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5859047)

There is a large roof sign on the left (west) side of the street. "Commercial" and "Savings." Looks like "Hollywood," but maybe not.

What business is being advertised?

GaylordWilshire Oct 8, 2012 7:23 PM

:previous:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 7:55 PM

:previous:Thank you

Western Avenue intersects with Santa Barbara Avenue, ca., '24 Hellman Bank
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...ACBF83302?v=hrUSC Digital

Godzilla Oct 8, 2012 8:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5714718)


Sad time. Notation refers to "enemy aliens," without defining the term.

Quote:

"All enemy aliens living in the above indicated evacuation area, an area thick with defense plants, must move by Feb. 24, the United States ordered yesterday. Five miles wide, the zone extends 10 miles inland to Western Ave."
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...ARDA-3-26?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...RDA-3-26v?v=hrUSC Digital

Arch2000 Oct 8, 2012 9:10 PM

Model of post WWII- Downtown LA
 
Perhaps this is a little off-topic, but I know it will be of interest to those here. A man who grew up in LA, and has retired to Idaho, has built a model of the downtown of his youth in his basement, as a hobby.

http://www.spokesman.com/photos/2012/oct/06/178462/
The Spokesman Review- Kathy Plonka

Article: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...-shape-in-cda/

Interesting article, unfortunately though lacking in photos!

Arch2000 Oct 8, 2012 9:16 PM

Hmmm, the image didn't post. Let me try it again:

http://media.spokesman.com/photos/20...c121cdf327258d
The Spokesman Review- Kathy Plonka

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 1:27 AM

A page out of a photo album. (I've been having problems recently reducing my images on imageshack...sorry)

http://imageshack.us/a/img87/3029/aa...eenforaday.jpg
ebay

I didn't realize 'Queen for a Day' was broadcast from Earl Carrolls. The box of DUZ detergent must have been one of the prizes.

Albany NY Oct 9, 2012 1:33 AM

Not all survivors can be runway models
 
Originally posted by ethereal reality Great posts on fire station 29 (and noticing that Renault truck was pretty cool).
It's amazing how this little stretch of S. Western Ave. turned out to be so interesting.

Another survivor is this fine building with the two bay windows opposite the fire station.

http://imageshack.us/a/img831/6146/aafireproofa1.jpg
usc

http://imageshack.us/a/img338/9568/a...ndowsurviv.jpg
google street view

It looks as though there are some other survivors here, as well. Mundane....but still there. Possibly the hardware store on the left of the building with the bay windows, and certainly the two buildings on the right. Notice that the second building has the same white stonework running up the side, as pointed out by the red arrow.
http://imageshack.us/a/img84/4641/survivors2.jpg
Why do I always find the ugly ducklings?........sighhhh

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 1:59 AM

A former cable power house at 7th and Grand was the Los Angeles Post Office in the 1900s.


http://imageshack.us/a/img201/371/aa...906at7thst.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/9951/a...9067thgran.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1349747441161

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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 2:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albany NY (Post 5859850)
It looks as though there are some other survivors here, as well. Mundane....but still there. Possibly the hardware store on the left of the building with the bay windows, and certainly the two buildings on the right. Notice that the second building has the same white stonework running up the side, as pointed out by the red arrow.
http://imageshack.us/a/img84/4641/survivors2.jpg
Why do I always find the ugly ducklings?........sighhhh


Actually, your finding isn't mundane at all, let alone an ugly duckling Albany NY. Isn't this the same building? It's from the same time period.

*The more I look at it, I'm not sure this is the same building.

http://imageshack.us/a/img253/4152/aafireproof2a.jpg
google street view



below: The details of this building are amazing. It must have been a real jewel back in the day.

http://imageshack.us/a/img690/2981/aafireproof2b.jpg
google street view

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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 3:21 AM

The Navarro Apartment Hotel, 925 South Alvarado.

http://imageshack.us/a/img690/5029/aanavarro1.jpg
ebay


The Navarro today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/8656/aanavarrotoday.jpg
google street view




below: The Navarro is actually much larger than I first thought as shown in this aerial.

http://imageshack.us/a/img706/7251/aanavarroaerial.jpg
google earth

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jaco Oct 9, 2012 5:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rick m (Post 5857425)
This was the Law Bldng (#139 No. Broadway) just south of Court Flight - See the pedestrian bridge that ran back to the parking area up on the hill in vicinity of old Bradbury house site-- LAPL has 3 great view taken by city appraiser prior to its demolition --at same time as the Hall Of Records would be razed--


http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...hereisthis.jpg


Is this building with arrow the frontside of the backside?

http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...flight1926.jpg

If I had read ethereal reality's earlier post I would have had my question answered, thanks.

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 1:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5859346)
snip

North from 1st Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9036?v=hr

snip

Building with peaked roof still stands, barely.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/8...90144ee4_b.jpgGE

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/8...73a01802_b.jpgGE

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 2:23 PM

Within Godzilla's wonderful post I added some modern day views.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 5859346)
Northbound trip on Western Avenue in mid '20s posed an interesting slice of LA pie! (some are reposts)


North from Washington Blvd, ca '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...T-STR-040?v=hr

Telephone pole still stands?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8...9515b761_b.jpg GE

North from Wilshire Boulevard, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9041?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9045?v=hr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8...668eea40_b.jpgGE

North from 1st Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9036?v=hr

North from 6th Street, ca. '24
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...A61A7C1E9?v=hr

Building on left still stands.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8041/8...e9358425_b.jpgGE


North from 7th Street, '24 Very much like the overhead intersection lighting!
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9042?v=hr From USC Digital

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8...2bbd5d2e_b.jpgGE


rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 6:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prezervit (Post 5081962)
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6...nlosangele.jpg

Downtown Los Angeles 1948
There are two buildings with domes in the foreground. Can anyone tell me what they are?

The domed building in the lower left corner of the photo is indeed the Embassy Hotel and Auditorium, the domed building to the right is the RKO Theatre located on the corner of 9th and Hill. Indeed, if you look very closely you can read "RKO" on both the back of the fly wall and the south side of the building!
I have two images of the RKO that I would like to add to your thread, but unsure how to post them.[/QUOTE]

Google Earth can help with then and now pictures. Love looking at the changes.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/8...172339d9_b.jpgGE

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 6:54 PM

:previous:Masterful effort rcarlton!
Mixed feelings seeing the contemporary images. Remodels are not always improvements.:hmmm:


Recent post - a few blocks away at 731 N Western
http://imageshack.us/a/img266/8480/a...turesdecof.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img266/8480/a...turesdecof.jpg

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 6:55 PM

1964
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ut...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 7:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5089570)
1938 view looking east up hollywood boulevard towards barnsdall park

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...30-9-ISLA?v=hr
source: USC Digital Archives snip

Google Earth. Used two churches in lower right to key on.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/8...595edfdc_b.jpgGE

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 7:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5090988)
an amazing cloud shrouded sky looking west on wilshire boulevard from new hampshire street in the 30's

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...27-1-ISLA?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archives http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...27-1-ISLA?v=hr

Today:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8...eea945b1_b.jpgGE

GaylordWilshire Oct 9, 2012 7:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5860196)


That building was See's original candy factory...

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6066

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 8:16 PM

:previous:..to go from See's to a BAIT shop. :(

It's still fixable.

rcarlton Oct 9, 2012 9:27 PM

Looks like an empty shell with a porta potti.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8...a4e795a1_b.jpgGE

GaylordWilshire Oct 9, 2012 10:03 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

A 1923 ad.... The building still stands. Here are a few recent shots:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z...2520PM.bmp.jpg

Images above and below are from Bing Maps... if you move one notch north, it becomes Public Storage, which I presume is the newer incarnation:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K...2520PM.bmp.jpg

The aerial below is from Google--notice the route of the Pacific Electric Air Line spur:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6...2520PM.bmp.jpg


A note on Bing Maps: After a lot of finagling, you can come up with different aerial angles. However, using Bing stopped my computer cold, so beware.

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5860828)

Seems like a very secure building - in 1924!

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org

Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 10:37 PM

Bekins Pico and Crenshaw pre-'33
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XTN15K8KLF.jpgCal.St.Lib

"Same as it ever was . . . ?" better than most!
http://www.publicstorage.com/images/...eshow_full.jpghttp://laist.com/attachments/la_kemp...f79f3aa5-1.jpggooglehttp://la.curbed.com/uploads/2007-04-uglystorage.jpglacurbed

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5860828)



below: Here's a wider view of the 'spur'. I've circled GaylordWilshire's storage warehouse in red.

http://imageshack.us/a/img222/2733/a...vdspurline.jpg
google earth

In the past did this rather lengthy 'spur' continue west on Exposition Boulevard?

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The empty swaths of land left by this old 'spur' is amazing. You could land a small airplane there!

http://imageshack.us/a/img641/1018/a...onblvdspur.jpg
google earth

So who owns this land now? The city of Los Angeles?

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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 11:25 PM

I found a couple more images of the Hershey Arms at 2600 Wilshire. Is that a sign on the tower or part of the architectural ornament?

http://imageshack.us/a/img31/605/aahersheyarms1pc.jpg
ebay




below: A rare view of the opulent interior.

http://imageshack.us/a/img201/9739/a...eyarmshuge.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img21/5401/aa...yarmsebay1.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vint-PC-Hers...-/261026475392

An earlier post by GaylordWilshire also included this photo.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4770
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Godzilla Oct 9, 2012 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5860884)
In the past did this rather lengthy 'spur' continue west on Exposition boulevard?

The empty swaths of land left by this old 'spur' is amazing.

So who owns this land now? The city of Los Angeles?

If the term "spur" comes from the advertisement, it may have been merely a term of art used just for the ad and brevity. They might have used "branch" too. It could have started out as a short "spur" line and grew with the city, or a big spur to accommodate freight rather than passengers.

Hard to say who has ownership of strip. Tax rolls might provide insight. Since portions are in use and others not, it is possible for many owners/lessors/licensees.

ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2012 11:48 PM

:previous: Thanks for the information Godzilla.
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A tourist's snapshot of the RKO Studios soundstage on the corner of Melrose Ave. and Gower Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img338/7623/la0226rkosnap.jpg
ebay



below: The soundstage today...now part of Paramount Studios.

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/78/aarkotoday.jpg





below: Another tourist's snapshot. Notice the lightning bolts at the top of the RKO tower.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/5445/aarkosnap2.jpg
ebay





The lightning bolts symbolize Morse code.

http://imageshack.us/a/img708/9699/aarkoyoutube.jpg
click on this link to see and hear (in morse code) the RKO logo in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzeqLo_BGNo




And finally, a beautiful RPPC.

http://imageshack.us/a/img193/1820/aarkogreatrppc.jpg
ebay

You just gotta love old Hollywood! :)

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BifRayRock Oct 10, 2012 12:15 AM

Milliron's - '40s Broadway and Fifth. (501 S. Broadway. Building was remodeled by Ohrbachs in '53. Chain ultimately absorbed by The Broadway)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059136.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008055.jpg

FDR motorcade passes nearby in '38
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099937.jpgAll from lapl

Started out in '48 as Milliron's. Opened in '49 Sepulveda in Westchester.
http://westchesterparents.org/wp-con.../image0012.jpghttp://westchesterparents.org/wp-con...0/image002.jpghttp://westchesterparents.org

http://www.you-are-here.com/modern/millirons.jpghttp://www.you-are-here.com/modern/milliron.html


1950's ad mentions that flooring is used by Milliron's!
http://www.hillcrestbooks.com/pictures/a01925.jpgebay

BifRayRock Oct 10, 2012 12:24 AM

"The Famous Department Store" northwest corner of Broadway and Fourth Street.

1937
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...0E183725A?v=hrUSC digital

"Put Famous Savings Back in Your Pocket!" http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...=0&search_doc=

Pasadena Branch at 268 E. Colorado -ca. 1933
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
hdl.huntington.org

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2012 12:31 AM

:previous: Nice post on Milliron's BRR. I wasn't aware of 'The Famous Department Store'.
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below: Interesting 6 wheel truck.

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/5228/pclatruckk2.jpg
ebay
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BifRayRock Oct 10, 2012 1:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5861008)
I wasn't aware of 'The Famous Department Store'.

Evidently it wasn't as Famous as advertised :rolleyes: The Pasadena store was Jordan's before it became "Famous."

1928 268 E Colorado Blvd - interior of Jordan's Department Store!
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

Many stores and their names have been lost to the retail winds of change.
http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...doc=jordan%27s

Relatively "less-known" and partial 1927 "Department Store" Listings:

Bell Bros.
Bon Marche
Buffum's
Coulters
Famous Army Navy
Fischs
Francis
Franklin
Hackel & Guterman
Jordan's
J.C. Penny
Rosenblatt Bros.
Scott's
WL Smith
BF Snider
HT Tomio
Ville De Paris
Walker's Dept Store
Warner
Weisman
Western Dept Store
Westlake Dept Store

and then in 1928 there is Meyers and Mathers and . . . SearS Roebuck and Montgomery Ward . . . Robinaire's, Suffin's, Henshey's, Newberry's, W & J Sloane's (BH) . . . The list is long.


1928 Mather's Dept Store - East Colorado Blvd from Marengo (above the Bank)
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

Boston Store 35 N Raymond, Pasadena 1932
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

W & J Sloane, Beverly Hills, 1940

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0


BifRayRock Oct 10, 2012 1:54 AM



More competition for Longest Largest Brightest Lunch Counter? http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9386

JJ Newberrys in San Bernardino 1937
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

Godzilla Oct 10, 2012 3:30 AM

Any idea whether the "Simons" known mostly for automobile accommodations is the same as "Simons Cafe?" The script is slightly different, and the 1936 directory listings suggest there were several "Simon's Lunch Rooms." Apostrophe? http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...=0&search_doc= Additional locations 1942: http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...=0&search_doc=

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008803.jpg lapl

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

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1933 Simon[']s interior - unknown location

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Godzilla Oct 10, 2012 3:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5860960)

1940s?
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...H94D4EBK3N.jpgc.st.lib.

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'40s
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013346.jpg

undated
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1930
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1922 Melrose at bottom
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rcarlton Oct 10, 2012 4:09 PM

I don't think it has been mentioned before but I stumbled onto a forum thread at POTN (Photography on the net) dedicated to LA.

transitfan Oct 10, 2012 5:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5860884)
below: Here's a wider view of the 'spur'. I've circled GaylordWilshire's storage warehouse in red.

http://imageshack.us/a/img222/2733/a...vdspurline.jpg
google earth

In the past did this rather lengthy 'spur' continue west on Exposition Boulevard?

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The empty swaths of land left by this old 'spur' is amazing. You could land a small airplane there!

http://imageshack.us/a/img641/1018/a...onblvdspur.jpg
google earth

So who owns this land now? The city of Los Angeles?

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I think MTA owns the land, they bought the whole Air Line ROW. Awhile ago, there was talk of using the part east of Figueroa to connect to the Blue Line, but in the end, they just built the Expo Line as it exists today. I haven't heard about them selling the unused part of the ROW, though.

rcarlton Oct 10, 2012 5:08 PM

Color images of LA from the 1940's from the Library of Congress.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/fs...0/1a34704v.jpg
Activity in the Santa Fe R.R. yard, Los Angeles, Calif. Due to blackout regulations, flood lights, switch lights, locomotive headlights and lights on the bridge in background have been shaded to cast light downward. Broad streaks of light are caused by paths of locomotive headlights, thin wavy lines by lamps of switchmen working in the yard. Santa Fe R.R. trip

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/fs...0/1a35319v.jpg

P-51 ("Mustang") fighter plane in construction, North American Aviation, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/fs...0/1a35356v.jpg
Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/fs...0/1a35343v.jpg
Girl worker at lunch also absorbing California sunshine, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/fs...0/1a35303v.jpg
On North American's outdoor assembly line, a painter cleans the tail section of a P-51 fighter prior to spraying the olive-drab camouflage of the U.S. Army, N[orth] A[merican] Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/fs...0/1a35366v.jpgAll from theLibrary of Congress

Students at Washington High School at class, training for specific contributions to the war effort, Los Angeles, Calif.


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