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SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 7:35 PM

Beverly Hills Hotel, 1912


https://imgix.ranker.com/user_node_i...rop&crop=faces

From Ranker.com

SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 7:37 PM

Castle Sans Souci, 1913

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The Hollywood residence and clinic of Dr. Alfred Guido Randolph Castles, a showman who hosted celebrities seeking rejuvenation as well as Red Cross benefits.

Thanks to Ranker.com

SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 7:38 PM

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, 1925

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SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 7:39 PM

Silver Lake Reservoir, 1932

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ethereal_reality Sep 6, 2018 7:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8305613)
That's Playa del Rey, not Pacific Palisades. Below the red dot is 200 Montreal Street, seen in the vintage photo on the hillside
above the woman on the left. I believe the two rail cars were named Alphonse and Gaston.

:previous: Thanks for the correction flyingwedge....and the link (see below)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/eJlh4X.jpg
http://www.erha.org/playa.html

" Extremely little is known about this incline railway. The photo (the only one known to exist) tells the whole story.
Two cars ran in a counter balance configuration from a Los Angeles Pacific Railway stop at the base of the Westchester cliffs
to a hotel at the top of the bluff. We suspect the line only existed from about 1901-1909. The incline may have succumbed
to unstable soils and cliff erosion? Legend has it that the two cars were named 'Alphonse' and 'Gaston'.
"

excerpt: "(the only photo known to exist)" -I guess they're unaware of the photograph with the two ladies!

___

SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 7:41 PM

Water Wheel on the Los Angeles River, 1863

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Back when the Los Angeles River was actually a river, not a series of concrete tributaries created by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 7:42 PM

Southern Pacific Railroad, 1887

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The train arriving in Santa Monica. Only slightly less efficient than heading west on I-10.

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ethereal_reality Sep 6, 2018 7:43 PM

Those are great images SherrifPaul. but if I'm not mistaken, we've seen them here before.

And please slow down.....it's waaay too many at once. (especially for photographs that are unrelated to one another)

Thanks for understanding SP.

SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 7:58 PM

Yes sir, I can not remember seeing these. I was on a roll...bro.....hahaha

ethereal_reality Sep 6, 2018 8:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8305771)

e_r, Catalina put the fun in funicular!

Was it still FUNctioning when you and your family visited the island? back when you were a sailor-hat wearin' youngin. :)

lil' odinthor on his way to Catalina Island.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/5Q331m.png
odinthor collection

ethereal_reality Sep 6, 2018 8:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SHERIFFPAUL (Post 8305826)
Yes sir, I can not remember seeing these. I was on a roll...bro.....hahaha

You certainly were on a roll.

You were like this.
https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3672/ODSlva.gif
lol

SHERIFFPAUL Sep 6, 2018 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8305854)
You certainly were on a roll.

You were like this.
https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3672/ODSlva.gif
lol

That's me. Damn I think I posted more today than I've posted since I have been on here....

ethereal_reality Sep 6, 2018 8:27 PM

re: Playa Del Rey Incline.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8305613)

Flyingwedge, is one of the houses on top of this hill your red dot .house? (did you know if you enlarge a PERIOD to make a dot it turns into a square?) I didn't either.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/qRGNto.jpg
snowcrest

If I am looking at this correctly, the incline would be just on the other side of the hill, right?



. I just tried to do it again. the period does, in fact, turn into a square.

HossC Sep 6, 2018 9:04 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8305859)

(hmm...did you know if you try to enlarge a PERIOD it turns into a square?) I didn't either.

...

. I just tried to do it again. the period does, in fact, turn into a square.

It depends on the typeface, but the period in the default font is square. If you want a circular period, try something like Garamond: .

ethereal_reality Sep 6, 2018 9:11 PM

Garamond!...I should have known! :duh



there's no way I would have known that.

Flyingwedge Sep 6, 2018 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8305859)
re: Playa Del Rey Incline.


Flyingwedge, is one of the houses on top of this hill your red dot .house?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/qRGNto.jpg
snowcrest

If I am looking at this correctly, the incline would be just on the other side of the hill, right?


The answer to both of your questions is yes. Here's another view of the same image (c. 1924?), with 200 Montreal Street circled.
The LA County Assessor says 200 Montreal was built in 1912 [UPDATE -- After a little more poking around, I think the home may
have been built as early as 1904. One source is T. O. McCoye's Playa del Rey by Arthur Bradley Fowler (2013), which says the home
was designed by A. W. Eager in 1904]:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psxjpxckvd.jpg

00023000 @ LAPL

odinthor Sep 6, 2018 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8305839)
Was it still FUNctioning when you and your family visited the island? back when you were a sailor-hat wearin' youngin. :)

lil' odinthor on his way to Catalina Island.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/5Q331m.png
odinthor collection

Sadly, long gone even the first time I went to Catalina in the late 50's, e_r. But some of the rusty machinery was still scattered about in the underbrush (and probably is still there!).

But I do still have that very sailor's cap.

It doesn't fit any more.

ethereal_reality Sep 7, 2018 1:46 AM

re: Catalina Incline
Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8306032)
Some of the rusty machinery was still scattered about in the underbrush (and probably is still there!).

Now you've really picqued my interest odinthor. I wonder if any of those remnants [or foundations] are visible from Google Earth?

One problem: I'm not sure where I'm supposed to look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/SGxPC8.jpg

GSV

Flyingwedge Sep 7, 2018 2:14 AM

Playa del Rey Incline RR
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8305789)
:previous: Thanks for the correction flyingwedge....and the link (see below)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/eJlh4X.jpg
http://www.erha.org/playa.html

" Extremely little is known about this incline railway. The photo (the only one known to exist) tells the whole story.
Two cars ran in a counter balance configuration from a Los Angeles Pacific Railway stop at the base of the Westchester cliffs
to a hotel at the top of the bluff. We suspect the line only existed from about 1901-1909. The incline may have succumbed
to unstable soils and cliff erosion? Legend has it that the two cars were named 'Alphonse' and 'Gaston'.
"

excerpt: "(the only photo known to exist)" -I guess they're unaware of the photograph with the two ladies!

___


The Playa del Rey Incline Railway seems to have been built during the second half of 1905. I couldn't find any other information on it.

Here's part of an ad for PDR from the August 6, 1905, Los Angeles Times that mentions the incline RR is being built:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pswz0vya9v.jpg

ProQuest via LAPL



The incline RR was still under construction the next month:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psiaglvk0w.jpg

September 4, 1905, Los Angeles Herald @ CDNC

Handsome Stranger Sep 7, 2018 2:40 AM

 


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