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Albany NY Mar 2, 2013 11:56 PM

Still Standing
 
Originally posted by Godzilla....Albert Sheetz Mission Candies.

Exact address uncertain, although the [S]eventh Street sign is visible. '36 directory has many listings including - 627 S. Olive, 4529 S. Broadway, 8001 Sunset, 6324 and 6656 Hollywood Blvd.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/4081/7thathillla.jpg Google Maps

I tracked the building to 7th Street at Hill Street. It's still there, but needs just a little TLC. The clue was the Foreman and Clark sign on the second floor. Apparently the Foreman and Clark clothing store chain was famous for locating their stores on upper floors where rent was cheaper. Didn't help, though. The whole chain went belly up in 1999.

Krell58 Mar 3, 2013 12:15 AM

Here's a nice image from National Geographic of the oil towers near a Signal Hill neighborhood. Not sure how to post it directly.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/fl...rricks-670.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2013 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krell58 (Post 6036067)
Here's a nice image from National Geographic of the oil towers near a Signal Hill neighborhood. Not sure how to post it directly.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/fl...rricks-670.jpg

amazing photograph! thx for the link Krell58

June 1941
http://imageshack.us/a/img89/1558/aaboilng.jpg
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/fl...rricks-670.jpg
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ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2013 12:47 AM

"Los Angeles area rodeo at unknown racetrack by STAGG." Anyone recognize this racetrack?

http://imageshack.us/a/img195/771/aa...tracetrack.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles-...item2328705396

I think that's a speaker in the upper right hand corner. (it resembles a victrola)

reverse
http://imageshack.us/a/img546/8436/aabrodeom2.jpg
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I also found this snapshot a few months ago. Initially I thought it said Hollywood Rodeo (spelled Rodio) but I don't see any horses. :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img571/8343/aabrodeo1925ebay.jpg
ebay

This looks like a high school track.
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Godzilla Mar 3, 2013 1:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albany NY (Post 6036042)
Originally posted by Godzilla....Albert Sheetz Mission Candies.

Exact address uncertain, although the [S]eventh Street sign is visible. '36 directory has many listings including - 627 S. Olive, 4529 S. Broadway, 8001 Sunset, 6324 and 6656 Hollywood Blvd.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/4081/7thathillla.jpg Google Maps

I tracked the building to 7th Street at Hill Street. It's still there, but needs just a little TLC. The clue was the Foreman and Clark sign on the second floor. Apparently the Foreman and Clark clothing store chain was famous for locating their stores on upper floors where rent was cheaper. Didn't help, thought. The whole chain went belly up in 1999.

Thanks.

"Coast to Coast." World's Largest Upstairs Clothiers. Wonder who was the world's largest downstairs clothier? Looks like there have been several remodels.


1949
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033893.jpgLapl


1952 7th and Hill
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics18/00018577.jpgLapl

ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2013 1:18 AM

:previous: I believe that's the building where the metal and copper wiring were stolen a few years back.
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below: A beautiful Kodachrome slide from ebay. I've never seen the tower so crystal clear.

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/7421/aabkodasliderich.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-35mm-K...item589cc98f32

DouglasUrantia Mar 3, 2013 1:31 AM

Gushers of oil....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6036090)

Here is another B. Anthony Stewart oil photo. Do we see virtual lakes of oil? The original print sold at Christies for $1,250.

B. ANTHONY STEWART (1904-1977)
Signal Hill, California, 1941
gelatin silver print
various notations in pencil/ink (on the mount); date annotation in ink, date stamps, caption and collection labels affixed (on the verso)
image: 7 1/8 x 8½in. (18 x 24cm.)
mount: 9 x 14in. (22.7 x 35.5cm.)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psf9ec2912.jpg
National Geographic magazine, July 2005, Flashback department.

ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2013 1:44 AM

:previous: I wonder if they are the same two women that appear in the color photograph?
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DouglasUrantia Mar 3, 2013 1:48 AM

Santa Anita Racetrack.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6036094)
"Los Angeles area rodeo at unknown racetrack by STAGG." Anyone recognize this racetrack?

http://imageshack.us/a/img195/771/aa...tracetrack.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles-...item2328705396

I think that's a speaker in the upper right hand corner. (it resembles a victrola)

reverse
http://imageshack.us/a/img546/8436/aabrodeom2.jpg
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This appears to be Saugus Racetrack and later named Bonelli. I goofed badly on this one. Hat tip to Mr. procab Ref: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13002

DouglasUrantia Mar 3, 2013 2:08 AM

LA Glamour....Oil Field Models
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6036139)
:previous: I wonder if they are the same two women that appear in the color photograph?
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I had the exact same thought. My guess....probably so. I have a little jar of raw crude oil from this field. Nasty smelling stuff.

Chuckaluck Mar 3, 2013 2:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 5707580)
My mother went to see John Ford's, "The Hurricane" with Jon Hall in 1938. She said when she walked out of the theater the storm outside was worse than the one on the movie screen.
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Quote:

In 1924 Heffron, St John and McCray subdivided 151 acres of the Foreman Rancho creating the area called Toluca Lake Park. McCray was also one of the founders of the Lakeside Golf Club, which purchased 125 of the acres including 50 acres fronting the lake. The original architecture was primarily period revival including Spanish and French Normandy. Lake Toluca remained natural until the 1938 floods when a concrete flood control channel was built. Lapl
Chas Freiburg Ranch in early Toluca Lake. Present site of the Lakeside Golf Club.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics10/00024671.jpg


Toluca Lake, ca 1930
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics23/00031290.jpg

1938 Flood Damage
Quote:

Cables have been strung from the top of the bank of the river down into it and a group of people seem to be pulling something up, near a house that has collapsed. Although Schultheis calls this North Hollywood, it might be the area where 10 houses washed into the river in Toluca Lake at the same time that the Lankershim Bridge collapsed, because that area was called North Hollywood in the contemporary papers.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099574.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099557.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099568.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099562.jpg

Circa 1939
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00101/00101629.jpg

1945
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046605.jpg

1941 Nearby "Toluca Woods" / Burbank
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics22/00030772.jpg

1939 - Facade of (since demolished) home of director Norman Mcleod 10010 Toluca Lake Ave.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00101/00101631.jpg

No date
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics40/00054603.jpg

All images from Lapl

Chuckaluck Mar 3, 2013 2:33 AM

More unrelated "Toluca" miscellanea.

The first IHOP restaurant opened on July 7, 1958, at 4301 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake.

IHOP at 3165 W 6th Street
http://pics3.city-data.com/businesse.../6/6523236.JPGhttp://www.city-data.com/businesses/...ngeles-ca.html

Wonderful '56 image of Hollywood environs. If you squint, Toluca Lake and Sacatela Creek are there too. (Just wish the resolution were higher.)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00089/00089695.jpgLapl

agakhan61 Mar 3, 2013 2:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6035575)
Circa 1933, Albert Sheetz Mission Candies.

Exact address uncertain, although the [S]eventh Street sign is visible. '36 directory has many listings including - 627 S. Olive, 4529 S. Broadway, 8001 Sunset, 6324 and 6656 Hollywood Blvd.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0


Tempting AND Delicious.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0

Is that "Simon's" neon across the street? Now, where to park.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...fee&DMROTATE=0

All from USC Digital

There is a reflection in the widow that says FOREMAN AND CLARK. In 1938 directory there is a Foreman and Clark at 705 South Hill corner of Seveneth. The address listed in the 1938 Directory for Mission Candies for this store is 701 South Hill.

FredH Mar 3, 2013 5:02 AM

From back in the old chop suey days:

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/415...809burlesk.jpg
L.A. Times

I think this is from 1957

Chuckaluck Mar 3, 2013 12:55 PM

November 26, 1937, the Elysian Park landslide. "Started near the top of Point Grand View (Buena Vista Peak) as a small crack in the earth and grew to 500-foot fissure over three weeks, culminated on when a million and a half tons of loose rock and dirt created a "moving mountain" destroying a 600-foot stretch of Riverside Drive." lapl

Fashion conscious landslide spectators. (Interesting Cat advertising on the Chili House. Evokes Cab Calloway and Minnie the Moocher:dancing: )
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098282.jpglapl

Chuckaluck Mar 3, 2013 1:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5816574)
Wooden apartment building at Toluca and Douglas Streets just north of 1st Street in Echo Park.

http://imageshack.us/a/img402/9549/a...asstreet19.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=71280

below: The apartment building today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img708/5794/a...asstreetto.jpg
google street view

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Another shot of the building's "Bluer Period."
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/4...39b86f58_z.jpgFlickr

Chuckaluck Mar 3, 2013 1:25 PM

Toluca Street, circa '95 - '01 LA's First Oil District

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0

1904, Court and Toluca Streets

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...uca&DMROTATE=0
All from USC Digital

Chuckaluck Mar 3, 2013 1:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 4537984)
One of my favorite buildings in vanished Los Angeles is the 1888 City Hall. It was located on the east side of Broadway, roughly mid-way between Second and Third Streets.

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...-BUI-627-1.jpg
USC Digital Archives
-Scott

The interior of this vanished building looks as impressive as the exterior. Another sigh . . . that this was worth saving.

Old City Hall Interior
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics17/00018245.jpgLapl

Albany NY Mar 3, 2013 3:07 PM

Zoinks!
 
The building at 701-705 South Hill Street was apparently a favorite haunt of Vincent Van Gogh (or maybe Conan O'Brien's grandfather). Either way, it's creepy as all hell. Quick, get back in the Mystery Machine, kids. Thelma just said "Jinkies!"

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/972/conanj.jpgImage from USC Digital originally posted by Godzilla

MichaelRyerson Mar 3, 2013 3:57 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8...06ea0e53_o.jpg
Looking west on 1st Street from Spring Street, ca.1888

Looking west on 1st Street from Spring Street in about 1888-1889. Tower in the background is the general alarm tower of the fire department. Good, clear shot of the Highland Villa. "Native wines".

LAPL


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